his commitment to his professional activities and provided a strong, intelligent force for ensuring his equally strong commitment to her and their family.
Fourth was his longtime commitment as an environmentalist, starting before it was common. He viewed nuclear power as a major environmental benefit, but also championed conservation and solar heating.
In all his activities, Ed showed great intelligence, vision, energy, and initiative. He had a great ability to recognize when there was a problem, determine what it was, and effectively address it. He was also devoted to helping people develop to their full potential, and he influenced hundreds of people of all ages.
His accomplishments were recognized by election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1990. The citation read: “For significant contributions to the development of nuclear submarine propulsion, nuclear power operation, and management of magnetic fusion programs.” He was an active member of the academy and served as a member of four study committees, as chair of committees on environmental technology and on transmutation, and as vice chair of the peer committee for selection of new members for the electric power/energy systems section of the Academy.
Ed brought his energy and desire to excel to his personal life. He was an avid outdoorsman. He took camping, hiking, and skiing trips with the family. He blew up tied sheets to use as surfing floats at a vacation home in Delaware. He was an excellent sailor, serving as captain of 50-foot chartered sailboats crewed by family and friends in the Caribbean and Aegean, and he was a lifelong and excellent tennis player. He was also a voracious reader and enjoyed good conversation.
He is survived by his wife, Alice, and their four children: Eric C. Kintner of Westford, Massachusetts; John J. Kintner of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Mary H. Kintner of Underhill, Vermont; and Peter F. Kintner of Park City, Utah; and four grandchildren.