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Chester McClure Bintliff (Mac)

Obituary for Chester McClure Bintliff (Mac)

September 28, 1929 - October 18, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 88


Chester McClure Bintliff (Mac) passed away on October 18, 2017 ending an 88 year life filled with entrepreneurship, adventure, love and family.

Born in Houston, Texas on September 28, 1929, the 2nd of four sons of Arla and Chester (Ches) Bintliff, Mac grew up in a family with a rich heritage of business, ranching, and farming. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1948, he enrolled in the University of Texas where he pledged Sigma Nu Fraternity, was selected to be in the Texas Cowboys, and elected Varsity Cheer Leader. It was at UT as a cheerleader he met the love of his life University of Texas Sweetheart Mary Esther Haskell. They married in 1952 and returned to Houston to work with his father in his family business. Together they had 4 children who were his true pride and joy.

Moving to Austin in 1976, Mac started several real estate development companies including, Hamlets Corporation, Binterra Properties, The Bintliff Companies and Mesa Construction. Coined "the condo king" in the 1980's he continued to create city-changing real estate projects throughout Austin, College Station, Lakeway, Rockport, and Rollingwood, including iconic properties such as: The Orange Tree in West Campus area, Towne Park in Hyde Park, the Paddock near Burnet Road, the Golf Cottages and Academy Place at The Hills of Lakeway, the Ridgewood development in Rollingwood, The Ramparts in College Station, the Sea Gun in Rockport and his final project, Brentwood Five Six in North/Central Austin. The still present Orange Tree Condominiums, which was the 1st student condo project ever built in the UT West Campus area, is an anchor today still to the West Campus area. His final project, Brentwood Five Six, is in the fastest growing region in Austin, the Burnet Road region. His real estate visions left a mark in Austin and neighboring areas. Mac's projects had a distinct sense of style and brand as he set the highest standards of excellence for himself and any project that he created.

Mac was known not only for his real estate endeavors but also for his support of those in need. Whether mentoring those struggling with sobriety, supporting the less fortunate, or by simply lending a hand, he possessed a strong passion to support others in need. He was known for his infectious charm and extreme generosity.

However, among his greatest achievements was his support and love for his family. Whether it was for his wife of thirty years, Mary Esther, or his four children, or two grandchildren, he was simply and unequivocally always supportive. He was extremely proud to be grandfather to Kyle McClure Hambly and Stella Kathleen Hambly and held immense joy in their lives every day.

Mac is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Bennett and John, and his first wife Mary Esther. He is survived by his brother Richard Bintliff, and his 4 children: sons Haskell Montaigne (Monty) and Richard Michael (Mike) of Austin, daughters Monica Mack of Ventura, CA and her husband Steve, and Christina Hambly (Tina) of Austin and her husband Maximilian (Max) and their two children, Kyle and Stella and grandson Floyd Miller, of Medford, OR.

The family would like to think Mac's many friends who were a special source of love and strength throughout his life. They would also like to thank Mac's second wife, Judy Gagliardo, for her love and support.

A memorial will take place on Tuesday, October 24th at 2pm at Weed -Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar, Austin, TX.

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