Jerry McIntyre, 78, of Madison, Ohio, passed into God’s loving arms on Jan. 10, 2023, after a long battle against dementia.
Jerry was born on April 20, 1944, to Mariana and Carl McIntyre in Corry, Pennsylvania.
After Jerry graduated from Corry High School in 1962, he went on to study Education at Edinboro University. After graduating with a degree in Education in 1966, he started his first year at Madison High School, teaching math. This began a long career of 32 years as a math teacher, becoming chair of the math department and mentoring other teachers. He was well-known for his energetic teaching style, his voice carrying throughout the halls of Madison High School. Jerry also coached many sports, including football, wrestling, softball and swimming. He brought intense enthusiasm, a quiet smile, and charts and statistics to his coaching and teaching and in truth, to everything he did.
Jerry met his wife, Judy, in high school, and they fell in love. They dated during their high school and college days and were married in 1967. They were married for 55 wonderful years. They worked together; they played together; they laughed together; they cried together - they were always together. They loved to travel, and they traveled all over the United States, sight-seeing and hiking in 49 of the 50 states.
They had two caring and very special daughters, Jennifer and Jaimie, whom Jerry loved so very much. Jerry was an amazing husband and father. His great sense of humor, his intelligence, his love, his honesty, his laughter, his kindness, his courage, his strength and his special ability to face every challenge quietly with his mind and his heart filled our marriage and our family with stability and strength and happiness and so much love. Jerry, affectionately known as Pather by his daughters, was a thoroughly kind man. He spent many hours fishing with friends and family. The solitude of a trout stream brought him peace. Jerry also golfed often. He golfed in leagues, with friends, with family. Jerry was an avid Ohio State Football fan, which brought him joy and some sorrow. We have lost a husband, a father, a best friend and a soulmate - a truly great man.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Judy; and two daughters, Jennifer and Jaimie; his sons-in-law Matthew and Bob; his grandchildren Imara, Ava, Naomi, and Artie; his brother Jack and his wife Nan; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and his nieces and nephews.
There will be a Celebration of Jerry’s Life in Madison this April.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.