John J. Kintner ’01

Mr John J Kintner (aka JK),beloved son, brother, raconteur and loyal friend, passed away July 12th 2018 at the age of 70. John was born March 21st 1948 to Edwin E Kintner and Alice S Kintner in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. John attended Hebron Academy in Maine and Rockford College in Illinois. He completed his academic career at Maine Maritime Academy, where he graduated with honors.

John had an eclectic and colorful career, including pool maintenance, managing a highly successful ski shop in Connecticut, selling swimwear in Florida and cars in Vermont. John’s true passion, however, was the sea and all things nautical. He crewed tuna boats in the Caribbean, whale watching boats out of Bar Harbor, Maine, and he captained water taxis in Fort Lauderdale. He was highly regarded by his colleagues for his integrity, professionalism and his attention to safety.

John was an accomplished athlete who loved skiing, tennis, and hiking. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed all sports, especially those involving Pittsburgh and his beloved Steelers. John was an authority and fan of 60’s rock and roll, and The Who was his all time favorite. His ability to tell stories in an eloquent and colorful manner will always be remembered. He loved to read history and discuss the politics of the day. John was known for his unflinching loyalty and generosity.

He is survived by his mother Alice S Kintner, siblings Eric (Jean), Mary, and Peter (Eileen) Kintner, as well as his nieces and nephew Anna, Sally, Alix, and Nate.Online tributes can be made at