November 2, 1936 – March 17, 2019
Beloved husband, father, and friend, Delmar R. Kintner, 82, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Scripps Memorial Encinitas Hospital following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 40 years, Joan (Lang) Kintner; his daughters, Sherri Bennett, Allison Kintner and Brooke Kintner; his son, Scott Kintner; his brother, Lonny Kintner; his granddaughter, Christi Lynn Eide; and his great grandchildren, Aubrey and Lincoln Eide.
Born in 1936 in River Falls, Wisconsin, he joined the Navy as a young man and later put himself through college at George Washington University, earning a Master's Degree. He later settled down in the San Diego area, where he has spent over 50 years happily working as an engineering consultant. He eventually met Joan (Penny) and they married in 1978.
He was one of those few lucky people who loved what they did for a living, and he was able to spend his days working among his cherished friends and colleagues and was then able to go home every night to a wife whom he loved and a to home that brought him much pride and joy. He loved to enjoy life, most especially the simple things in life - a good martini, a good laugh, and a good football game being some of his favorites. He will be remembered always and missed most for his positive spirit, his sense of humor, and most importantly, his decency.
A memorial service will be held for Del Kintner at Eternal Hills in Oceanside, CA at 10:00am on Saturday, March 23, 2019, after which a reception celebrating his life will be held at his residence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
March 26, 2019
Del is a friend and a partner in possible business I may put up. He help me meet people
with relation to my planned business. So sad
to learned you passed. You will always be a friend to me, I may be drinking coffee alone
at starbucks Point Loma. Rest well my friend.
See you in the next life.... you passed this one with
Your friend always,
March 23, 2019
I will always remember Del and his generosity and enthusiasm. He was always looking ahead and curious about the world. Our lunches and coffees always inspired me to do more and think more. I will miss him dearly, and I hope that his lessons about being committed and engaged stay with me and then I, too, can pass them on to someone who needs them.
March 21, 2019
I'll always remember Del as a respected and devoted friend and colleague. He always had a ready smile, a hearty handshake, a genuine concern for how you were getting along, whether it be personally or professionally, and a complete devotion to his nation. We're all diminished by his passing...
March 21, 2019
Del was a great friend and mentor. I met him several years ago through his work with Hon. Milton Lohr and he always was a positive guy. I was happy to be able to share a few drinks and more than a few laughs about work, the government, or life in general. He was tireless and relentless in his efforts at pushing people, myself included, to perform at their best. Remember, if Del opened an opportunity for you, he still expects work to get done sooner than later. Always available for insight and opinion, I was truly blessed to have known him and counted him as a friend.
March 21, 2019
Del always had time for you. He loved meeting for coffee and seeing how he could help you. He mentored all of us and will be sorely missed.
March 20, 2019
Del and I started working together in 2008 and continued to be friends to the end. Del and I would spend time at 333 in Oceanside and he loved Russian Premium vodka with 3 blue cheese olives. Del always had a joke he would tell; some funny but others, eye rollers. His life was very full and active. He loved his family and his dogs and was kind to everyone he met. His influence was great and he seemed to know everybody. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.