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Jon Charles McIntire
Jon Charles McIntire, age 79, of Wintergreen VA, passed away on January 3, 2022 of natural causes. Charlie, as he was known to family and friends, was born on October 11, 1942, in Wichita, KS. A native of Butte, Montana, he attended Carroll College before earning a masters degree in Arts and Sciences from the University of Notre Dame and a masters in social work from the University of Texas. While at the University of Texas, Charlie met Kathleen Anne Killea and they were married on June 1, 1968. Charlie proudly served in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps as a social worker for 20 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He continued his work in the behavioral health field for another 26 years.
Charlie and Kate moved to Wintergreen fulltime in 2001. He was an active member of the community, attending Wintergreen Performing Arts Summer Music Festivals and serving as the president of the Nelson County Community Development Foundation. He was an avid golfer, skier, tennis player and runner. Charlie was also known to enjoy a rousing game of horseshoes and a cold beer. He was most passionate about giving joy to others through music. He volunteered his time and musical talents at area retirement communities, assisted living centers and nursing homes.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kate McIntire of Wintergreen, VA, his son, John McIntire and wife Joye McIntire of Manassas, VA, and his son Chris McIntire and wife Gillian Penswick of Washington D.C. Charlie also had three grandchildren whom he deeply loved. He was preceded in death by his father, George F. McIntire, his mother, Elizabeth Mary McGuirl, and his brother, George “Mac” McIntire.
Details regarding a virtual celebration of life will be forthcoming. An in-person gathering is planned for later this year. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of the following organizations in honor of his memory:
Wintergreen Fire & Rescue: https://www.wtgfireresq.org / 434.325.1051
Ryan’s Well Foundation: https://www.ryanswell.ca / email@example.com / 613.258.6832
Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, VA (434-263-4097).
Charlie deserves much recognition and appreciation for his kindness. He had a focus, and a general wish for good health and happiness for all those he cared for. This was really who he was. I bid you safe travels dear Charlie, to wherever your soul will travel. You are greatly missed.
Brenda Kessler Jan 24 2022 2:23 PM
Charlie was one of my best friends growing up in Butte, MT. Although, he was about 2 years older than me, we shared a lot of youthful adventures. He taught me how to ride a bicycle. He was also very inventive. We made an 8-hole mini-golf course in his back yard one year to the dismay of his parents. We also made a huge igloo in his parents' backyard. Unfortunately, it did not totally melt until July, again to the dismay of his parents! I'm sorry to say that we failed to keep in contact over the years, but I thought of Charlie fondly many times!
Gary Kump Jan 22 2022 2:22 PM