Matthew J. McIntyre
March 30, 1983 - July 19, 2019

Matthew J. McIntyre

Matthew J. McIntyre
Mar 30, 1983 - Jul 19, 2019

Matthew J. McIntyre
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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.


Betty Martin on Jul 29, 2019

Sorry to hear about Matt. Jim remembers him well playing sports. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jim and Betty Martin

Kathy Ketcham on Jul 27, 2019

Sympathy and prayers out to the entire family! Kathy Ketcham

Michelle Hullman on Jul 27, 2019

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.

Lori & Brian Chenoweth on Jul 25, 2019

Heart aches for all who loved Matt. Matt is at peace & will be deeply missed.

Dale and Marilyn Bayless on Jul 25, 2019

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

Kathy Reed-Jandrew on Jul 25, 2019

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.

Toni & DavidbGraham on Jul 24, 2019

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

Tammy and Larry Lauman and Family on Jul 24, 2019

Extending our deepest sympathy to you during this time. Our prayers and blessings are with you all.

Rita Gibson on Jul 24, 2019

So sorry for your tragic loss..Prayers and thoughts to your families.

Rawn Weston on Jul 24, 2019

Tim, Barb and your families: may God give you strength along with hugs and prayers. God bless.

Cunningham Barbara on Jul 24, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Surround yourself with your family and God. Prayers

Jody Welty Pedersen on Jul 24, 2019

Barb, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Jody Welty Pedersen

Kathy and Dennis Bayless on Jul 24, 2019

Barb, thinking of you. So very sorry for your loss. God Bless your family. Dennis and Kathy Bayless

Barb Kennell on Jul 24, 2019

Barb, so sorry for you loss. I pray God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort during this difficult time

Sheila Ware Larsen on Jul 24, 2019

Barb and family so sorry to hear about your son my thoughts and prayers go out to you and family

Terry on Jul 24, 2019

Barb, I can't imagine your grief. Sending prayers to get through this.

Tammy keesis gage on Jul 24, 2019

Barb, so sorry for your loss. Prayers be with you and your family.

Lena Gruber on Jul 23, 2019

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.

Connie Berrier on Jul 23, 2019

Barbie I am so sorry for your loss of Matt. My heart goes out to you and the family. Prayers to you.

Bob and Robin Lynn on Jul 23, 2019

Barb, and Tim, so sorry to read of Matt's passing. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. Bob and Robin Lynn

Julie Mcqueen on Jul 23, 2019

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.

Teresa Simmons on Jul 23, 2019

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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512 W. Thomas Ave
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
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