HUDSON FALLS – Douglas “Doug” C. MacIntosh, 83, of Notre Dame Street, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Pines in Glens Falls, following a short illness.
He was born on December 7, 1933 in Springfield Gardens, Queens, NY, the son of the Gavin MacIntosh, born in Glasgow, Scotland and May (Allan) MacIntosh, born in Lamlash Island of Arran, Scotland.
He received his B.S. Degree in Industrial Arts at SUNY Oswego and his Masters in Christian Education at the Biblical Seminary, New York City and his Masters of Education Degree at Siena College, Loudonville.
For several years, he was the director of Christian Education and advisor to the Presbyterian Church youth group in Hudson Falls. He then taught Industrial Arts at the Hudson Falls Junior High for 32 years, where he had been department chairman.
On April 15, 1989, he married Diane Vincent at the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls.
One of his favorite hobbies was bike riding. In 1985, he took a bike tour of England and in 1988 a tour of France. He also made several trips through Canada and on many of his trips, he was joined by youth from the community, who affectionately called him “Mr. Mac”. He loved hiking, cross country skiing and canoeing. His pride and joy was his wooden Adirondack Canoe. Doug had fond memories of riding in a horse drawn sleigh around the streets of Hudson Falls.
Diane and Doug, together took two Elderhostel bike trips to Holland and East Anglia in England. They traveled to Scotland, Ireland and Hawaii and did extensive travels in Europe with London being their favorite city. They took separate trips to China, Greece and Paris. Another trip by car took them through the western US with a four day stay at Yellowstone Lodge, viewing Old Faithful. They have made trips to Canada, especially enjoying Vancouver and Montreal. They have been on cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska and a Viking River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg. They both especially loved the charm of Vermont with their favorite day trip being to Manchester, where they honeymooned and began their married life together.
His memberships include the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls, where he sang in the choir and served as Elder for several years. Doug was also a member of the Hudson Falls Teachers Association, Glens Falls Operetta Club, Camera Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club. He also served as Scout Master to Troop 55, Board of Education in Hudson Falls, Chairman of Curriculum Committee for 15 years and Chairman of the Kingsbury Planning Board for ten years and a member of the Kingsbury Zoning Board of Appeals.
He was always extremely proud of being a blood donor, starting when he was still in college. Over the years, he had accumulated Red Cross donor pins, denoting 15 gallons donated, until he could no longer donate due to medications.
Besides his parents, a stillborn infant daughter, Heather and four cousins predeceased him.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Diane Vincent MacIntosh of Hudson Falls; his brother, Robert MacIntosh and wife, Betsy England of San Francisco, CA; two nephews, John MacIntosh and his wife, Sally and David MacIntosh and his wife, Monica; his great-niece, Sarah (MacIntosh) Gencarella; three great nephews, Ryan MacIntosh, Jack MacIntosh and Kevin MacIntosh; and two foster sons, Eric Georgi and Mitch Gibbs.
Friends may call on Wednesday, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls, with the Rev. Michael Plank, pastor, officiating. Because of his memory of riding in a horse drawn sleigh, Doug will be taken from the Carleton Funeral Home to the Presbyterian Church in a horse drawn hearse.
Following the service, all are invited to a reception put on by the Women’s Association in the downstairs Fellowship Hall at the Church.
Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Argyle.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses and staff on Tower 6 of the Glens Falls Hospital, the Caregivers at the Pines and our church family at the Hudson Falls Presbyterian Church for all their special care and support.
Memorial donations may be made in Doug’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church, 9 River Street Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or to a Scholarship fund to be established in Doug’s name, at a later date, C/O Business Office at the Hudson Falls School District Office, 1153 Burgoyne Ave, Fort Edward, NY 12828.