Port Leyden- Leo F. McIntyre, known as Tony, 80, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital on May 4, 2020.
Leo was born in Lewis County on February 19, 1940 and has lived there all his life, a son of Leo E. and Francis Violando McIntyre. Leo grew up in Gouldtown, NY and later years moved to Port Leyden. He attended Port Leyden Central School and graduated with the Class of 1960. He was united in marriage with Rose Ann Shue daughter of Donald H. and Anna Tuchowsi Shue on July 13, 1965 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Port Leyden, 54 blissful happy years together. Leo worked on farms in his earlier life, as well as AMF in Lowville, Georgia Pacific Paper Co., Snow Ridge and Law Brothers Construction. He worked at Law Brothers for 27 years doing painting and rigging bridges. He had his own bridge rigging company, MC Rigging, for 6 years with his good friend Barney Lord who he considered as a son. Leo did mechanical work at Snow Ridge and could take anything apart and put it back together and get it running.
Leo was an avid bowler, bowling in the Thursday Night Men’s League and Wednesday Senior League with his wife, he enjoyed cross country skiing and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, dancing, hunting, horseshoes and the last ten years going on bus trips with the Boonville Seniors with his wife and two best friends, Pat and Mick Smith. He was a member of the Bear Creek Golf Club where he was an avid golfer, Boonville Elks Club for over 50 years, Port Leyden J.S. Koster Hose Co. for 55 years, a member of the Lewis County Fire Police Association for 25 years and a member of the Lyons Falls Bible Fellowship Church.
Leo was a great volunteer and enjoyed helping out at Sunset Nursing Home with picnics, Men’s Night, the bus trips and making chili with Penni. He worked at the Port Leyden Field Days, marched in parades, always lending a helping hand to the Ladies Auxiliary if they need something fixed he was there. Leo always had a smile on his face and would do anything for anybody. He lived life to the fullest enjoying his friends and family until he got sick. He will always be remembered as “Bun” to his wife.
Leo leaves behind his beloved wife and care giver Rosie; sisters, Jennie Failing and family and Ginger Poppleton and family; brothers, Dale McIntyre and family and Charles and Veronica McIntyre and family; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Marie Shue; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews whom he enjoyed and loved dearly. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Francis McIntyre; one sister and one brother.
In keeping with Leo’s wishes there will be no services. Mills Funeral Home, Boonville is in charge of the arrangements. For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.