Bruce D. McClintic, 92, Milford, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Milford. He was born Jan. 5, 1926, to Eston and Blanche McClintic in Syracuse. He married Eva J. Wineland on April 26, 1947; she passed on Jan. 1, 2015.
He was a beloved member of the Milford community for many years. For 20 years, he worked as a crane operator at Sturm & Dillard Gravel Company. He also worked as a mechanic for Phend & Brown and later, C.S. Myers Ford.
Mr. McClintic was truly patriotic and loved his country deeply. Early on, he honorably served in the US Navy during WWII as a Seaman, 1st class. He also served as a Post Commander for the American Legion in Milford for many years and was a member of the VFW, DAV, and the 40th & 8th. Later, he had the opportunity to join his comrades on the Honor Flight to Wahsington DC.
He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Joellen Free, Milford; a son, Jerry (Barb) McClintic, Milford; a step son, Jack (Christine) Stump, Milford; two granddaughters: Jennifer Garcia, Milford; Suellen Kipp, Fort Myers, Fla.; four grandsons: John (Nicole) Free, Price, Utah; Doug Free, Las Vegas, Nev.; Chad (Kim) McClintic, North Webster; Josh (Abby) McClintic, North Webster; six great grandsons, Bruno, Adam, Abraham, Landon, Weston, and Chase; three great granddaughters, Madison, Alyssa, and Madelyn.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Eva McClintic; four brothers, Jim McClintic, Charles McClintic, John McClintic, and Harry McClintic; and a sister, Elizabeth Bassett.
A funeral service will be held at Mishler Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Milford at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, with military honors. Burial will follow at Milford Cemetery.
Friends and family will be received from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Riley Children’s Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.