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Arthur Bartley McIntyre

May 6, 1928 — December 3, 2017

Arthur Bartley McIntyre, a retired public health official and longtime resident of Montgomery County, Md., who recently moved with family to Cape Charles, Va., passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, Va. He was 89.

"Bart" McIntyre was born in Oakland, California, on May 6, 1928, the son of Arthur B. McIntyre, a mechanical engineer at the University of California, and Lela Fisher McIntyre, a homemaker, of Berkeley, California.

After graduating from El Cerrito (California) High School, Mr. McIntyre received his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and Sanitation in 1951, and his Master of Public Health degree in Sanitary Sciences in 1957, both from the University of California.

Before studying for his master's degree he was part of the Army's Preventive Medicine unit in 1951-53, during the Korean War.

He married Virginia Lee Cake in 1954, and they had four children. The family moved as his career took him from San Francisco, California, to Cincinnati, Ohio, and on to Rockville, Maryland.

Mr. McIntyre was deputy health officer for the city of Albany, California, from 1953 to 1959. His 30-year career with the U.S. Public Health Service began with the assignment of chief sanitarian for the government of American Samoa in 1959-61.

Over the years, his work included priorities from shellfish sanitation and food protection to clean water and background radiation.

As a senior sanitarian in the Public Health Service's Commissioned Officers Corps, he held a rank equivalent to captain in the U.S. Navy.

He retired from the Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1988 as a sanitarian director and expert in medical devices.

He was a recipient of the Commissioned Officer Award and the Public Health Service Commendation Medal.

He worked for several years as a private consultant to businesses before beginning to enjoy full-time retirement.

Mr. McIntyre had been an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Olney, Md., since 1971. He was a lay reader, junior and senior warden, and Sunday school teacher.

From 1983 to 1993, he was a member of both the Board of Governors and the Board of Directors of Friendship Inc.'s Episcopal Church Home in Washington, D.C.

He was a past member of the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Sanitarians.

For several years, he led African Palms, a program that sold small crosses made of palm leaves to churches across America to benefit villages in Africa. His wife, Virginia, had run and developed African Palms for many years prior to her death in1987.

When his sons were boys, Mr. McIntyre also was a scoutmaster and held other leadership roles in the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by son Kenneth Michael McIntyre, and daughter-in-law Kellie, of Cape Charles; son Andrew Bartley McIntyre of Salisbury, Md.; daughter Elizabeth Ann McIntyre, of Gaithersburg, Md.; and three grandchildren: Rachael Ann McIntyre of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kaitlin McIntyre-March of Derwood, Md., and Brian Nathaniel McIntyre of Derwood, Md.

Also surviving are five great-grandchildren: Zachary Aden March and Rachel Galena March, both of Derwood, Md., and Chance Peace, Sophie Peace, and Christian McRoy, all of Cincinnati.

In addition to his wife Virginia, he was predeceased by their eldest son, Charles William McIntyre.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, at noon at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3427 Olney Laytonsville Rd., Olney, Md.,with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in his memory may be made to African Palms, care of the church at 3427 Olney Laytonsville Rd., Olney, Md. 20832.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Va.

Celebration of Life Service

St. John's Episcopal Church
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