Matthew Jay McIntyre was born in Shenandoah, Iowa on March 30th, 1983 to Barbara Martin and Tim McIntyre. He passed away unexpectedly on July 19th, 2019 at his home in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Matt had health issues after a heart attack in 2015.
Matt was raised in Shenandoah where he enjoyed spending time with his cousins , other relatives and friends. He was loyal to family and friends and cherished the time spent with those who loved him. Matt grew up being involved in sports from a young age. He excelled in football, baseball and basketball while attending school in Shenandoah. Matt was an excellent student and was a graduate of Shenandoah school district as a member of the class of 2002.
Matt was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. God was very important in Matt's life.
Following his graduation from high school, Matt attended Iowa Western Community College where he received an Associate Degree in 2004. He then attended Bellevue University graduating Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice in 2006. Following his graduation, Matt worked in various management positions in his chosen field.
Matt had a quick wit and great sense of humor. He enjoyed a good discussion of various subjects he was committed to, often related to politics, racial inequality, world events and religion. He also loved sports, music, concerts and his cat Molly. Homelessness , mental health issues and animals were a big concern of Matt's. He was adamant that depression and anxiety as well as any other mental health issues be treated as a disease-not a stigma.
Matt was preceded in death by grandparents Berkly and Rosalyn Martin and uncles Michael Martin and Stan Almeida. Close friend Jarrod Maher passed away bravely serving his country. Grandparents Richard and Dorothy McIntyre also preceded Matt in death.
He leaves behind his beloved mother, Barb as well as his aunts Deb Almeida and Teresa Davis. Matt also leaves those considered as siblings: Jamie (Zach) Smiley, Anthony (Ann) Almeida, Katie (Dan) Coil, Mitchell Almeida and their families as well as Brian Davey. Survivors also include father Tim (Terri) McIntyre, uncles Rick McIntyre, Steve McIntyre, John McIntyre and families. Matt leaves behind many other relatives and friends.
Matt wanted everyone treated with kindness and frequently said "be kind to everyone you meet as you have no idea what struggles they are facing."
A memorial mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 29, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family. Burial of cremains will be held at a later date in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.
Sorry to hear about Matt. Jim remembers him well playing sports. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jim and Betty Martin
Sympathy and prayers out to the entire family! Kathy Ketcham
I am so sorry to hear this. I remember Matt through playing football and being friends with my youngest brother, Jack Hullman. They were the biggest guys and the nicest guys together😊 Everyone will be in my thoughts and prayers and may the memories of Matt heal your hearts.
Heart aches for all who loved Matt. Matt is at peace & will be deeply missed.
We were sorry to hear about Matt. He was a special young man!! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Dale and Marilyn Bayless
Barbie, I am so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. Seems like just a few years ago our kids were in high school enjoying their youth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Tim and Barb, Such sad news. David and I are sending many good thoughts and prayers for you. Always remember the good times with Matt, he was a friendly, funny, and great friend to us, although, we haven't seen much of him since he moved from this area, he was a good kid.
Toni and David Graham
Extending our deepest sympathy to you during this time. Our prayers and blessings are with you all.
So sorry for your tragic loss..Prayers and thoughts to your families.
Tim, Barb and your families: may God give you strength along with hugs and prayers. God bless.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Surround yourself with your family and God. Prayers
Barb, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Jody Welty Pedersen
Barb, thinking of you. So very sorry for your loss. God Bless your family. Dennis and Kathy Bayless
Barb, so sorry for you loss. I pray God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort during this difficult time
Barb and family so sorry to hear about your son my thoughts and prayers go out to you and family
Barb, I can't imagine your grief. Sending prayers to get through this.
Barb, so sorry for your loss. Prayers be with you and your family.
Barb, I know your heart is breaking, Words can’t help, but know that I am so sorry for the pain you and your family are feeling right now. Bless you all.
Barbie I am so sorry for your loss of Matt. My heart goes out to you and the family. Prayers to you.
Barb, and Tim, so sorry to read of Matt's passing. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. Bob and Robin Lynn
Barb we are so sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. It seems like not that long ago the boys were playing in the big lot! Prayers to you and the family. Matt is always one of Ryan’s classmates I will remember.
To Family and Friends of Matt,
I enjoyed the time I had Matt in math class at SHS and a few conversations we had on FB. Prayers to you all as you grieve.
Mrs. (Teresa) Simmons
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