Russell Henry McClintock, 88, of Enfield and Newbury, Vt., beloved husband of Carolyn "Lindy," passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, after a short illness.
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He was born on June 29, 1925, in Wells River, Vt., son of the late Gilbert and Bernice McClintock. Russell served in the U.S. Navy during World War II flying in the Martin PBM Mariner amphibian plane. After he was honorably discharged he attended and graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in mechanical engineering and business administration. It was there he met his beloved wife, Lindy, and they were married in Greensboro, Vt., on Sept. 9, 1950. Russell was employed by Hamilton Standard/Sundstrand for 35 years, retiring as a configuration manager in January 1987. While employed there he was active in their bowling and softball leagues as a player and manager. He also was heavily involved with activities surrounding the love of his Labrador retrievers, whether in the breed or obedience show rings, field trials, hunt tests, and tracking. He was an active member for many years with the Shoreline Labrador Retriever Club and the Labrador Retriever Club of North Central Connecticut. He was involved with the T'ville Little League as a director, chief umpire, and manager; North Central Connecticut branch of the American Red Cross as disaster services chairman and then as director; Enfield civil preparedness communications officer (1967 to 2000) and the State of Connecticut as Area 3's communication officer from 1972 until 1994.
Besides his wife, Lindy, his survivors include, son, James and partner, Ute Schmidt, his children, Kyle and Colleen; son, Bruce and wife, Dawn (Morra), their children, Nicole and Shawn; son, Duncan and wife, Linda (Weiss), their son, Michael; daughter, Kim (Kathryn) and husband, Jim Griffin, their children, Patrick and wife, Robin, Carole and husband, John, and Jaime.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, March 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield,followed by a memorial service with the Rev. Kathy Faber officiating with military honors to follow. Interment will take place in June in Newbury, Vt.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Enfield Congregational Church, 1295 Enfield St., Enfield, CT 06082, where Russell was a member for 50 years.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 6 to Mar. 10, 2014