Captain David H. McClintock
February 26, 1912 - January 11, 2002
Captain David H. McClintock, 89, of 1023 N. Front Street, Marquette died Friday morning at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans.
Capt. McClintock was born February 26, 1912, in Benton Harbor, MI, a son of the late Wayne & Myrtle (Hayward) McClintock. He was a 1935 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Capt. McClintock married Mary Kirby Patterson in 1938 and they remained married for over 50 years before her death in 1988.
He spent most of his 30-year career in the Navy in submarine service. During WWII, he served as Commanding Officer of the USS Darter, which contacted and reported to General MacArthurs forces the approach of the Japanese Fleet enroute to Leyte Gulf in the Pacific Ocean. Firing the first shot of the Battle for Leyte Gulf, the Darter sank the heavy cruiser Atago, flagship of the Japanese Commander-in-Chief and heavily damaged a second cruiser. For heroic service in that command, he was awarded the Navy Cross and the Bronze Star Medal.
Capt. McClintock was also awarded the Silver Star, the Gold Star and numerous other decorations and medals in connection with his Navy service.
After retiring from the Navy in 1965, Capt. McClintock became Director of Development at Northern Michigan University and played a key role in the expansion of campus buildings in the late 1960s.
He is survived by his sons, Wayne P. (Twyla) McClintock of Greely Hill, CA and David H. (Sandra) McClintock, Jr. of Lexington, Massachusetts; a daughter, Emily Ann (Ben) Gibson of Tulsa, OK; brother, Walter (Marie) McClintock of Marquette; a niece, Ann (Jim) Savera of Marquette; nephews, William (Leslie) McClintock and Robert (Brady) McClintock both of California; cherished friend, Rose Mary Zenti; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 12 noon in St. Peter Cathedral with Rev. Msgr. Louis C. Cappo officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday in the Bishops Room of the church from 10 am until the time of the service. Interment will take place in Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution to the Marquette Maritime Museum, McClintock Exhibit, PO Box 1096, Marquette, MI 49855.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family.