Robert Lee McIntyre

June 7, 1953October 7, 2013

Robert Lee McIntyre, 60, of Johns Creek, Ga., died on October 7, 2013, with his wife, family and friends at his side. Born in Germantown, Penn., McIntyre grew up in Philadelphia and Costa Mesa, Ca. He moved back to Philadelphia as a young man where he graduated from Penn State University with a degree in biology. Later in life, he also lived in Clearwater, Fl., and Atlanta. McIntyre enjoyed a 35-year career with General Electric, where he worked in sales for the water division until he became disabled in 2011. He was married for 22 years to his beloved, Connie Brown, whom he met at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, where the couple remained members throughout his life. In addition to his love for God, his church and his family, McIntyre was an avid sportsman who loved working in the garden and collecting model trains. He was a long distance runner who competed in the Philadelphia marathon, and ran in more than 50 other road races. He also enjoyed tennis, bicycling and fly fishing and was an active member in Trout Unlimited. From his grandfather, McIntyre developed a love for model trains, especially after he experienced the thrill of a train ride from California to Pennsylvania when he was seven years old. In his lifetime, he converted two basements into extensive railroad layouts, and served as a leader and mentor in various roles, including superintendent of the Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association. In July 2013 he was the chair of the National Model Railroad Convention. A wise and gifted conversationalist and trivia buff, McIntyre never met a stranger. His faith and his intense love of life and physical fitness helped him to survive cancer and 2 bone marrow transplants for more than 11 years. He found great comfort in his favorite Bible verse, Isaiah 53:5: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert McIntyre and Mary Dunson. He is survived by his wife, Connie; a brother and his spouse, Michael and Jeanne McIntyre; a sister, Laury McIntyre; two daughters and their spouses, Tara and David Alvord, and Shanna McIntyre and Buddy Clarke; and granddaughters Madeline Alvord and Katie Clarke. On-line condolences may be expressed at – who is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 10, at 1 p.m. at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2850 Old Alabama RD, Johns Creek, GA with the Rev. Steve Wood and the Rev. Mike Roper officiating. Entombment will follow on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Jackson City Cemetery in Jackson, GA. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening at the Roswell Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. If you desire contributions may be made to the Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church for the Titans.


  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Dave Parrott

October 21, 2014

I have, only now, learned of Bob's passing. I first met him quite a few years ago when he managed the account at GM. We had a great working relationship and he truly was a terrific fellow. The world is a lesser place without him. May GOD hold him the palm of HIS hand. Bob will always be in my prayers.

February 9, 2014

I knew Bob when I attended Upper Dublin Junior High School. I chatted with Bob and he even remember me from Mr. Holt's Class. Bob was and is a great person. I am very sure he will be missed by all. Jerry Williams

Janet Seale

December 7, 2013

Connie - I found out this week that Bob has passed. I am sincerely sorry for your loss and know he will be missed dearly. My prayers are with you. Janet (Mink) Seale

Sandra Boynton

October 22, 2013

Connie, Chuck & I are grateful to have known Bob for the few years we did and interact with him & you at Mt. Pisgah. He was a solid man of God and enjoyed life to the fullest. We thank the Lord he is at peace now and that you have some comfort in that. Much love and prayers your way, Sandra & Chuck boynton

October 22, 2013

Connie - I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers of strength and comfort are with you and your family. Cherish the memories. Shelice M. Smith - The E.L.C

Celia Lett

October 15, 2013

I always enjoyed seeing and being a part of Mr. McIntyre's care at Emory. The words in his tribute say it all. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
Celia Lett, NP

Beth Sells

October 15, 2013

Connie, I have spent part of my afternoon looking more intently at this site, enjoying the pictures and reading more of the entries.
Mac and Bob were really good MCL buddies and brought strength to each other to fight the disease. They each had a great sense of humor along with a reality of what they were fighting.
As I watched the pictures several times,my thoughts were more in tune to specific memories of their past conversations, laughter, and sharing of information about Mantle Cell.
Bob's presence brought me joy as I listened to them.
I know Mac would be thrilled to know that we were able to connect. I have some things I would love to send to you that helped me along my journey. You can use my email address to contact me when you are able and when you have more time. I know you have much to do while at this same time you need rest after being the caregiver. Bob has been on my mind for the past 7 years/with a deep hope that his MUD transplant did bring a cure.

Barb & Kevin Mahaney

October 14, 2013

Connie, We are very sorry for the loss of Bob and extend our sincere sympathies to you & your families. We were out of town all last week and just learned of Bob's death. We will always remember his continuous optimism, his smile and the passion he had for his trains. You and Bob are a true inspiration to everyone. Fondly, Barb & Kevin Mahaney

Robert and Phyllis Duvall

October 12, 2013

Connie, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find some comfort in knowing how much your friends truly care and that we are praying for you.

Katrina & Dan Kaiser

October 11, 2013

We were so sad to hear that Bob had passed. We are honored that we got to share just a short time with him here and look forward to seeing him again with that perfect heavenly body! The service was a sweet and beautiful testament of a life well lived with you by his side! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time of loss.