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John Reuben Mcintosh

Beloved husband, father, friend and mentor to many

passed away at home April 3, 2009.

Born to parents John R. McIntosh and Chlorinda

Wells McIntosh, in Chyenne, Wyoming Feb.10, 1925,

John spent his early years in Omaha, Nebraska where

he established life long friendships and his late teen years

in Wisconsin, where he got his start in the restaurant

business working as a sandwich boy after school. During

summers he worked as a ,shing guide where he developed

his love for the outdoors. He attended University of

Michigan, Ann Arbor and was a Corporal in the United

States MarineCorps.

John and former wife Audrey F. McIntosh (deceased

March 24,2009) started their , rst Snack Shop Restaurant

in Corona del Mar in 1948. As his restaurant success

continued throughout Orange County and the rest of the

country John formed Far West Services, which became

the parent company for all of the restaurant operations

which included Snack Shops, Coco’s, Reuben’s, Reuben

E. Lee’s, Isadoras, Moonrakers, The Plankhouse, The

Mooring, Baxter Street and numerous others.

Newspaper articles and magazines referred to him

as ‘The Canny Scot with the Golden Touch and one

of greatest restaurateurs of an unfranchised chain of

restaurants in the United States.’ He was made honorary

mayor of Corona del Mar and was active in the community

for promoting better business standards.

Known to all as a great outdoorsman, he spent his

summers in Alaska catching record salmon and halibut,

crabbing, clamming, shrimping and sharing with family

and friends his love for the bounty and adventures of the

great Paci, c Northwest.

He will be remembered for his kind and generous spirit

and his keen sense of loyalty to family and friends.

John is survived by wife Kathleen, sons Scott,

John and Patrick, stepchildren Michele and Matthew,

9 Grandchildren and 9 great Grandchildren. Services will

be private.

 


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