Harold Kintzel

Obituary of Harold John Kintzel

Harold John Kintzel, 86, of Jackson passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, September 11, 2023.

Harold was born in Hoboken and raised in Jersey City.  On his own starting at age 16, Harold overcame many challenges in his early life to find happiness and great success. At the age of 19, he met the love of his life, Linda, and they were married in 1960. He served his country as an Army Reservist, training at Fort Dix, and then as a NJ National Guardsman. Harold and Linda raised four children together. Juggling family and work, he put himself through night school earning a bachelor’s degree from New York University. In 1972, Harold moved his family from Jersey City to Forest Lakes in Andover so his children could grow up in a beautiful lakeside community. He was a daily commuter to Manhattan where he eventually became a Vice President of short term investments at Chemical Bank. Some of his favorite times were spent playing poker on the train with his commuting buddies. After his retirement, Harold pursued daily trading in the stock market. Eventually he moved in with family in Gladstone and, in 2021, he transitioned into assisted living in Jackson.  Harold enjoyed fishing, softball, gymnastics, playing cards, games of chance, and Pink Panther movies. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather who took tremendous pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.

Harold is predeceased by his wife, Linda Kintzel. He is survived by his four children, Catherine Corso and her husband, Michael of Waltham, MA, Stephen Kintzel and his wife, Kristen of Fredericksburg, VA, Elaine Masker and her husband, William of Clarksville, MD, and Jennifer Sciarra and her husband, Charles of Gladstone; ten grandchildren, Rebecca, Elise, Hannah, Simon, Jordan, Haley, Emily, Alexander, Christopher, and Isabel; one great granddaughter, Rosalie and several grand pups.  His family is grateful to the compassionate caregivers who assisted him over the last several years.

Harold was a long time supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as those diseases affected many of his family and friends. Donations in his name can be made to his family’s fundraising team, Team CharLouRi, at https://pages.lls.org/ltn/cran/Verona23/teamcharlouri

A private burial will be held by the family.  A Celebration of Life for extended family and friends will be held at a future date.  To send condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.

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