McIntyre, Roderick “Rod” W., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Cartwright Hospice Residence. He was 87 years old. Roderick William McIntyre was born on March 18, 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Alexander J. and Gladys L. (Kelly) McIntyre. He married Lavonne B. Brandt; she preceded him in death on February 17, 2011. Out of high school, he joined the United States Army and served during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he graduated from Central Michigan University. Later, he and his brothers would run the family business, Mooney’s Ice Cream; which was an icon of Saginaw for over 50 years. Rod was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. He is survived by his two sons: Joseph Moskal and Patrick (Patsy) Moskal; two grandsons: Sean and Christopher Moskal; two brothers Lloyd and Kenneth (Shirley) McIntyre; sister-in-law: Polly McIntyre; and numerous extended family. Rod was preceded in death by his parents; wife of over 30 years, Lavonne; sister, Agnes LaRocque; and three brothers: Bernard (Sue) McIntyre, Floyd McIntyre, and Roland (Doris) McIntyre. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1310 Malzahn. Rev. Fr. Steven Gavit will officiate. Burial will take place at St. Andrew Cemetery at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the church on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.