CORNELIUS “MAC” MCINTOSH
Cornelius Christopher “Mac” McIntosh, 61, quietly passed away at St. Francis Hospital on Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Poughkeepsie on Nov. 24, 1939 to L. Lee and Lydia Greene McIntosh. He graduated from Arlington High School where he played on the varsity basketball and baseball teams. He earned a degree in commercial art from Dutchess Community College and also served his country as a member of the U.S. Army.
Mr. McIntosh worked for IBM in Poughkeepsie and East Fishkill as a technical illustrator, programmer and in the manufacturing area for 30 years before retiring in 1993. On April 27, 1968, he married Myra Manselle, formerly of Beacon.
"Mac" was an avid bowler and was the only bowler in the local association that maintained a 200 average both left and right handed. For almost 30 years he had worked as a volunteer bowling instructor for youths and adults, including instructing bowling at Dutchess Community College. He served as a director for 3 years on the board of the Dutchess-Putnam Counties Bowling Association and was recently inducted into the associations Hall of Fame. “Mac” worked in a variety of supportive positions during local WIBC events and was a member of the Hi-Lo Bowling League and also the Lords & Ladies Bowling Club.
His other hobbies included billiards, listening to music, namely jazz and blues, and cooking. Mr. McIntosh was predeceased by an infant son, Cornelius, Jr.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer of Philadelphia, Pa. Other survivors include a brother, Donald, and his wife, Vera of Westbury, Long Island; two aunts, Carrie Johnson of Poughkeepsie and Iola Douglas and her husband, the Rev. Roger Douglas, also of Poughkeepsie; a nephew, Eric McIntosh, his wife, Angela, and their three children, Javier, Shakil and Jabriel of Atlanta, Ga.; his mother-in-law, Rose M. Gaines of Beacon; a cousin, Shirley Eglen of Upper Marlboro, Md. and a host of other cousins and relatives. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, from 9-11 a.m. at the Smith Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 124 Smith Street, Poughkeepsie. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. The pastor, Rev. Dr. H. Dwight Bolton, will officiate. Entombment will be in the mausoleum of the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the American Lung Association (1-800-586-4872) and/or, Hospice of Dutchess County, 362 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie. Rhodes Funeral Home, 59 Montgomery St., Poughkeepsie, is in charge of arrangements.