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Dorothy R. McIntyre

July 13, 1921 ~ June 7, 2018 (age 96)

Dorothy R. McIntyre, 96, of Garfield Heights, OH, passed peacefully on Thursday, June 7, 2018.


She was born July 13, 1921.  She was the beloved wife of 66 years of James E. McIntyre, who preceded her in death May 27, 2009.


She held degrees from Allegheny College in Biological Science and History as well as a Master’s degree from John Carroll University.  Dorothy taught at John Carroll University and Shaker Heights High School before joining Orange High School’s faculty in 1968.  There she spearheaded the first Advanced Placement programs and the Senior Project Program, and enriched the lives of thousands of students.  Dorothy retired in 1987 but remained an active leader of the Orange Board of Education and taught part time at Cuyahoga Community College.


Second only to teaching was her commitment to volunteerism.  Dorothy was a passionate advocate for The Ronald McDonald House, Meals on Wheels, a docent at the Cleveland Museum of Art and served on the boards of Orange Board of Education (as VP & President) and the Association for Continuing Education at CWRU.  Dorothy created lifelong friendships with many of her students as well as innumerable people from the many organizations she served.  Dorothy will be remembered for her love of family, friends and having an insatiable appetite for learning.  Her life was devoted to reminding us all to never stop learning.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Brian P. McIntyre.


Mass of Christian burial was held at Church of the Resurrection in Solon, OH.  Interment is in St. Brigid Cemetery, Meadville.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Jennings Center, 10204 Granger Rd, Garfield Heights, OH 44125; Church of Resurrection, 32001 Cannon Road, Solon, OH, 44139; Ronald McDonald House, 10415 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106; or The Cleveland Sight Center, 1909 E 101st Street, Cleveland, OH 44106.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville where memories and condolences may be shared at

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