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James P. McIntyre, 69,

James P. McIntyre, 69, of Mokena, IL, formerly of Meshoppen, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 in Carbondale, IL. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Vandenberg Funeral Home in Mokena, IL. A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mokena, IL. The Rev. James Dvorscak officiated.

Cremation rites were accorded following the services. Memorials may be made to the family wishes. Arrangements were by the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais, IL.

Mr. McIntyre retired in 1999 from Immigration Naturalization Services (INS), as a special agent, after 26 years. He was born April 23, 1942, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Francis and Roselyn McGavin McIntyre. He was past president and vice president of the INS union for the entire United States. He was one of the first people consulted with after 9/11 in forming TSA for Homeland Security, where he oversaw the implementation of heightened airport security. He served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer. He loved golfing, deer hunting, fishing and traveling. He also enjoyed his winters in Florida. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and was a master embellisher of stories, and he occasionally enjoyed stopping for one or two quick ones.

Surviving are his wife, the former Gail Amato, whom he married on March 3, 1967; one son, Jimmy McIntyre of Mokena, IL; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kris and Emil Zager of Orland Hills, IL, Susan and Bobby Hoover of Bourbonnais, IL, Nicole and Robert Gernon of Kankakee, IL; four grandchildren, Darrin, Krystal, Vanessa and Caden; one sister, Diane Niel of Kents Store, VA and one brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Sandy McIntyre of Meshoppen.

His parents are deceased.

Please sign his guestbook at www.clancygernon.com/obituaries.

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