Joseph L. Kintz, 75, of Lorain, died after a long illness on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home in Lorain,where he had resided since June, 2012. He was born in Hillside, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1937.
He graduated from Derry Township High School in Derry, Pennsylvania, and attended Lorain Community College. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 through 1960. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (nee Shade) of 38 years; a sister, Rose (Richard) Strayer of Latrobe, Pennsylvania; a brother, James (Jan) Kintz of Colona, Illinois; and two children, Sheree (Scot) Lightcap of Home, Pennsylvania, David (Karen) Kintz of Kittanning, Pennsylvania; and a step daughter, Kelly (Ron) of Amherst; grandchildren, Ryan and Taryn of Home, Pennsylvania, Jarrett and Leanne of Kittanning, Pennsylvania; step grandchildren, Geni (Paul) Busick of Elyria, Kendra (John) Meister of Olmsted Township; and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (nee Zolocsik) of Indiana, Pennsylvania in 1966; a sister, Fran (Pete) Libengood of Amherst; father, Clarence; and mother, Elvira (nee Reany) of Latrobe, Pennsylvania; and stepdaughter, Tracy Bond of West Palm Beach, Florida.
He worked as a mechanical engineer at Gilford Industries in Oberlin, was part owner and head of engineering and sales at Groves Industries in Elyria, and retired from Tiffin Metal Products, Tiffin.
Joe was a gifted musician who played many instruments, but was well known in the area for his expertise on the pedal steel guitar, his favorite instrument, and for the many bands he played in around the area.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 11:30 A.M., at Lake Avenue United Church of Christ, 310 Lowell St., Elyria.
Memorials may be made to NEMSN (the National Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome Network), 219 Twin Lakes Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22401, in his name; or Lake Avenue United Church of Christ, 310 Lowell St., Elyria, OH 44035.
Joe donated his body to Case Western Reserve Medical School.