Donald McIntosh

Obituary of Donald W. McIntosh

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GOUVERNEUR- Donald W. McIntosh, age 88, of Gouverneur, passed away unexpectedly in his home on March 30, 2021. Donald was born on February 19, 1933 in Fullerville, NY to the late Wilbert and Theresa (Dashner) McIntosh. He attended Gouverneur Central School and was on the first wrestling team the school had. In 1953, he entered into the United States Army. He served until his honorable discharge in 1955. He married Kay Cunningham on December 23, 1956 at the Antwerp Methodist Church. The couple recently celebrated 62 years of marriage. He had worked for the Papermill and Rotundo's Garage until working for Gouverneur Talc, where he worked for 34 years, retiring in 1997. Donald spent many days at his son's house doing projects. Together, they restored old gasoline engines and went to old engine shows during summers. He loved going to hunting camp. When he had a spare minute, his children and grandchildren found many projects for him to do. Donald was a "Jack of all trades" and could fix anything. As his son would say, "Dad was rarely ever wrong", which he would just smile about when they told him. He enjoyed repairing old clocks and loved to hear them run, which was a passion he shared with his daughter. He was a dedicated husband, dad and friend. The legacy he leaves behind is the lives that he touched. Donald is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kay; a son, David McIntosh of Antwerp; a daughter, Anna Sides, of Gouverneur; five grandchildren, Julie, Mike and Jaime Rose of North Carolina and Samantha and Ricky Sides of Gouverneur; eight great grandchildren, Frances, Mason, Jesse, Johnathan, Kaylie, Miranda, Lexie and Jake of North Carolina, and lastly his daughter, Sherry Shattuck of Gouverneur, whom has been part of the family and a friend for 50 years. He is predeceased by his parents; four brothers, David, James, Robert and Vernon McIntosh and five sisters, Ora Smith, Eula Robinson, Reitha Daggett, Alice Davison and Betty Daggett. There will be calling hours for Donald on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., with a memorial service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home in Gouverneur. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Condolences may be shared online at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald's memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.
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Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
French Funeral Home Inc.
16 Barnes Street
Gouverneur, New York, United States

Visitation at Funeral Home

French Funeral Home Inc.
16 Barnes Street
Gouverneur, New York, United States
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