RICHARD F. McINTIRE of Ligonier passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Excela Health Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg, with his wife at his side. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Joyce (Popp) McIntire. Born in Mapletown, he was the son of the late John Albert and Ruby Mae (Brown) McIntire. He was a self-employed insurance broker who started in the business with AXA/Equitable Insurance and eventually started McIntire Insurance Services with his wife. He received his Associates Degree in Business Administration at Robert Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers Edmund Francis, John Jr., Ernest Denzil, Douglas Allen, and two sisters Betty Lou, Kathryn (McIntire) Ganocy, and his three four-legged kids, Buckwheat, Kady, and Bruno. He is also survived by a sister Shirley and her husband Robert Christman of Hershey, a sister-in-law, Margaret, of Mifflintown, two sons James and Richard and his wife, Jessica, one daughter, Chrysta, and two grandsons, Jacob and Kaleb. He is survived by his two beloved four-legged kids, Max and Riley, who were his best friends. He is also survived by two AFS daughters, Monica Franco, from Portugal, and Luci Gombarcikova-Simova, from Slovakia, and two granddaughters and one grandson from Portugal, and two grandsons from Slovakia, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dick served in the U.S. Army and was so proud to serve his country. He was chair of the American Red Cross Board, served on the Board of the Ligonier Valley YMCA, member of the Rotary Club of Ligonier. He and another Rotarian started Ligonier Rotary's Annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast and chaired the Ligonier Valley YMCA's Annual Golf Outing for over 20 years. He loved the game of golf and was a member of the Ligonier Country Club since 1981. His favorite sport was baseball and was an avid follower of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penn State Nittany Lions football, LV Rams football, and Pittsburgh Steelers. Dick was easy going, loved life, enjoyed being with family and friends, was loved by everyone, and will be truly missed. A Celebration of Dick's life will be held on Saturday, November 13, between 1-3 pm at Carol and Dave's Roadhouse. Arrangements are being handled by McCabe Funeral Home, 144 E. Main Street, Ligonier. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made be made to Action for Animals, 386 PA-217, Latrobe, PA, 15650, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 149 E. Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658, or a charity of your choice.
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