Edward Melvin McIntosh (1947 - 2017)

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It is with great sadness that members of the McIntosh and Klein families announce the passing of Edward Melvin M. McIntosh at the age of 70 after a long illness. Ed was born in Hays, Kansas in 1947 to Frank and Beulah (Slaughter) McIntosh. The family moved to Portland, OR in 1962 and Ed attended Cleveland High School .He served in the Army in Vietnam for one tour during the Tet offensive. After Vietnam Ed became a Journeyman Plumber. Always looking for adventure Ed moved to Juneau, Alaska in 1976. He plumbed half of Juneau, worked on many remote sites, commercial fished and gold mined with his twin brother Fred. In 1997 Ed and Jennifer joined another couple to form a non-profit to restore and maintain the Five Finger Lighthouse located in Stephens Passage between Petersburg and Juneau. Ed moved to Crockett, CA in 2014. He is preceded in death by father, Frank, mother Beulah, sister Norma Jean, brother Norman, his fraternal twin, Fred, father in law William Klein and mother in law Connie Klein. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Juneau Lighthouse Association/Five Finger Lighthouse www.fivefingerlighthouse.com. A memorial service will be held in Juneau in late spring and his ashes will be scattered at Five Finger Lighthouse and the former site of the Crystal Saloon.
Just a wee deoch an doris, just a wee drop, that's all.
Just a wee deoch an doris afore ye gang awa.
There's a wee wifie waitin' in a wee but an ben.
If you can say, "It's a braw bricht moonlicht nicht"
Then yer a'richt, ye ken.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Dec. 18, 2017 to Jan. 17, 2018
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