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Daniel McIntosh

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Daniel R. McIntosh 1949 - 2012 DALTON Daniel R. McIntosh, Sr., 62, of 51 Woodside Avenue, Dalton, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Fitchburg on October 1, 1949, son of Roderick and Gwen Finch McIntosh, he was educated in Fitchburg schools and was a 1967 graduate of Fitchburg High School. A Viet Nam War veteran, he enlisted with the Navy on October 24, 1969, and served with the Seabees. He saw a seven-month tour of duty in Saigon and was honorably discharged on February 22, 1971. Mr. McIntosh was a mechanic for more than 40 years. He most recently worked with his son doing automotive repair. Prior to that, Mr. McIntosh had been employed as a mechanic with the Worcester Regional Transit Authority, the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority in Pittsfield, and Petricca Industries, also in Pittsfield. He loved drag racing at Lebanon Valley and was a fan of the Lebanon Valley dirt track. He was an avid Celtics fan, who also played softball and basketball in adult leagues. He especially loved his dogs, who were always by his side. Mr. McIntosh leaves his son, Daniel R. McIntosh, Jr., of Dalton; three sisters, Carol Jones and her husband, Bob, of Mississippi, Jean Eichmann and her husband, Bob, of Leominster, and Gayle LeClair of Winchendon; a brother, William McIntosh and his wife, Karol, of Maryland, and many nieces and nephews, as well as his former wife and friend, Betty (Siren) McIntosh of Leominster. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Celebration of Life for Daniel R. McIntosh, Sr., will be held Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m., at DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dalton. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 4 to 6 PM. Following cremation, burial with full military honors will take place at a later date at Ashuelot Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. McIntosh may be made to ALS Clinic at St. Peter's Hospital in care of the funeral home, 890 East Main Street, Dalton.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 1, 2012
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