- September 6, 1919 - January 16, 2012
- Melrose, Massachusetts
of Dana's Passing
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“To Jerry, Ed and Joyce, So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. He will always have a place in my heart with many fond memories.
Sincerely,...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Rosemary McGregor
“hello jerry, ed, and joyce. we are so sorry to hear about your dad, our uncle dana. though many years have passed where we have not seen each other...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Reynolds Greenberg - NY
“I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce, your Dad was a wonderful man and I know he truly enjoyed being with you the last months of his life. Your...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Marie Barry - Swampscott, MA
“Jerry, Eddie, & Joyce
So sorry to receive the news about your dad.
My heart goes out to you during this sad time.
Sorry we will not be able to...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Dianne Glenna - Stilwwater, MN
“Jerry, Eddie,& Joyce,
So sorry to hear about your Dad.
We had a lot of good times together.
Love and best wishes,
5 of 9 | Posted by: Marjorie Preble - Parklasnd, FL
“Your Dad was a great guy...he will be remembered. Sorry we can"t be there with you.
Love, Ray and Laura
6 of 9 | Posted by: Ray and Laura McGibbon - MA
“Ed, Jerry, and Joyce,
Your dad, who I knew for fifty years, was a genuine classic. What I remember the most is that this guy knew how to argue! He...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Howard Murphy - Billerica
“Ed & family,
Very sorry to here about your dad.
8 of 9 | Posted by: Steve Odian - Wenham, MA
“I will always remember Dana and Phylis clearing the dance floor.
9 of 9 | Posted by: Dick Sawler - Newmarket, NH
Mr. Dana C. MacIntosh, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at the age of 92.
Mr. MacIntosh was born on September 6, 1919 in Winchester, one of 6 children of the late Mary E. (Melville) MacIntosh and Clarence H. MacIntosh. Dana was raised in Arlington and Lexington. He graduated from Lexington High School, Class of 1937 excelling in both hockey and golf. He was elected Captain of the first ever Lexington Golf Team and played semi-pro hockey after graduation. He then served his country as Sergeant and airplane mechanic in the US Army Air Force during WWII.
Dana was a great athlete who enjoyed playing golf, hockey, football and baseball. He was an especially successful golfer. He was named club champion at Mt. Hood in 1957 and when not playing, he enjoyed caddying. Other interests included history, scrabble, crossword puzzles and politics. He loved dancing and music, especially the big band music of the 1940's. He and his late wife Phyllis are fondly remembered as clearing the dance floor when they started dancing.
Dana's working career was as varied as his interests in life. He started at the Ford Motor Co. plant in Somerville where he worked for 5 years. He then worked at General Radio in Concord for 17 years, as a Realtor for several years, and in his retirement began a furniture stripping business in Newburyport.
He was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis R. (Preble) MacIntosh with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Devoted father of Gerald "Jerry" MacIntosh and his wife Barbara of Amesbury, Edward D. MacIntosh and his wife Karen of Amesbury, and Joyce A. Patick and her husband Wayne of Melrose. Dear brother of Harriet Streeper of PA, and the late George, Melville, Millie McNamara, and Dot Reynolds. Cherished grandfather of Chris MacIntosh, Jeffrey MacIntosh, Matthew MacIntosh, Nathan MacIntosh, Kendra Patick and the late Craig D. Patick. Loving great-grandfather of Andrew, Annabelle, Adeline, Abigail, Samuel, and Emma. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends will honor and remember Dana's life by gathering for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Thursday, January 19 from 4-8 PM and again on Friday morning where his Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10:00 AM. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.