William “Bill” A. MacIntyre Jr., 96, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Towanda, Pa., passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014.
He was born to Anna Lynch MacIntyre and Dr. William A. MacIntyre Sr., in October 1917, in Boston, Mass.
Bill grew up in Manchester, Mass., from the age of 6. He graduated from Andover Academy. Bill graduated from Harvard University, Cum Laude, and went on to graduate from Harvard Business School in 1942. He was married November 1942, after going with his wife, Anne Tower since they met as teenagers in dancing school.
Bill spent his working career with Sylvania, working in Salem, Mass., Wheeling, W.Va., and Towanda. Upon retiring after 35 years, he moved to Port Charlotte and formed a group of sailors to teach sailing to all who were interested. After teaching over 700, they lost count. He was a long time member of Punta Gorda Boat Club, Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, and the Port Charlotte Sail Club. He actively raced and encouraged his students to do as well.
Bill leaves his wife, Anne; their four children and their spouses, daughters, Marilyn (Christopher) Wolf, Nancy (Eric) Johnson and Jeanne (Robert) Hand; son, Bill (RaeAnn) MacIntyre; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services where held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, for the immediate family at Charlotte Memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, Good will or Salvation Army.