Obituary:Robert McIntire

Robert Frederick McIntire, 78, of Sweet Home on the afternoon of Aug. 15, 2009 at a local nursing home.

He was born in Port Smith, Ohio to Ferland and Nora (Pugh) McIntyre, on April 15, 1931.

He married Celeste McIntire after returning from the Armed Services. They were married 54 years. They lived in Arizona and then returned to Celeste’s home town of Chicago.

The couple lived a number of years in California before moving to Sweet Home.

The McIntires owned the Porta Via Motel (currently the Sweet Home Inn) from April 1978 to May 1989. He stayed active doing odd jobs for local businesses. He was a City Councilman in Sweet Home for 8 1/2 years and a member of the Sweet Home Kiwanis.

He is survived by wife Celeste; one sister and two brothers. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. No services are planned.