05/09/05 - NNHS Newsletter
Mr. George J. McIntosh

George James McIntosh
(17 Sep 1914 - 4 May 2005)

Summit High School, Summit, NJ

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  I have more sad news to impart.

From Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) of VA - 05/05/05:

Dear Classmates,

It is with great sadness that I write this message to you all.  I’ve just received word that “Mr. Mac” as we all thought of him, passed away last night of congestive heart failure.  His daughter, Betsy, was with him.  I understand there are to be memorial services - one at Southern Shores, NC and also some type of service at McIntosh School near graduation.                                                     

He was such a wonderful man.  The fact that we all continue to hold him in high esteem after almost 50 years, indicates the impact and impression he made on all our lives.  He lived his life by example and gave us a role model to emulate.  He instilled in all of us a pride of NNHS and made us proud to be called “Typhoons”.  He may be gone, but his spirit will truly live on in all of us.

I have Betsy McIntosh Taylor’s address and phone number, should you wish to send cards of condolence.  Her address is (available on request from NNHS65@yahoo.com).

I will try to find out as many details as I can, and pass them on to you all as soon as I know anything more.


   Thank you, Thelma.

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Mr. George J. McIntosh

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From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 05/05/05:

I just received the sad news of Mr. Mac's death from Thelma.
Mr. Mac was still in good health for his 90th birthday last September, but his health had been in decline recently.
I have never heard anything except admiration and respect for his leadership as our NNHS principal and in numerous other positions of leadership in education.  It was wonderful to have him with us
for so long, respected and admired by all as a living legend and exemplary human being.
Joe Drewry

   Thank you, Joe.  What a legacy that man left!

From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 05/08/05:

Hi Carol,
Reading the Daily Press this morning brought sadness to Mother's Day...we have lost a fine man...George McIntosh at age 90 has passed away.

   Isn't that sad??  Thank you, Brownie.  I had been watching for this obituary, but missed it this morning.

   George James McIntosh

FREDERICKSBURG - Virginia educator George James McIntosh passed away at his home in Fredericksburg, Va., on May 4,
2005, at the age of 90. He was born in Orange, N.J., on Sept. 17, 1914, to George McIntosh and Isabel Laing McIntosh. His entire
career was devoted to public education in the state of Virginia. A graduate of Summit High School, Summit, N.J., Mr. McIntosh
received his B.S. Degree from Randolph Macon College in Ashland and his M. Ed. from the University of Virginia. He was
President of the Student Body at Randolph Macon, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, and lettered in football, track and
swimming. He served as a teacher and coach at Summit High School, Altavista High School and as Principal of Brookville High
School in Lynchburg. 'Mr. Mac,' as he was known to students and teachers, was a major figure in the Newport News Public
Schools from 1948 to 1975. He was principal of Newport News High School from 1948 to 1958. In 1958 he was named Assistant
Superintendent of Schools and served as Superintendent of Schools from 1965 to 1975. McIntosh Elementary School in the
Denbigh section of Newport News is named for him. Although retired, he took great pride in this outstanding school. It has
received the U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award, the Technology Education
Elementary School Program of the Year Award and was named a 2005 Distinguished Title I School for Virginia. He was
president of the Virginia Association of School Administrators and served on the State Board of Education committees
on Teacher Certification and Accreditation of Elementary Schools. He taught graduate summer and evening classes on school
administration and finance at The College of William and Mary. During World War II, Mr. McIntosh served in the U.S. Navy in the
Philippines and Marcus Island. A skilled swimmer, he helped write the manual used by the Navy for training. He retired as
Lt. Commander after 20 years of service in the Naval Reserve having served as Commanding Officer of the Surface Division 5-11,
and Commanding Officer of Composite Co. 5-4. Mr. McIntosh was the widower of Harriett Ross Caulk of St. Michaels, Md., and
Frances Mae Strohecker of Boydton, Va. His survivors include his sister, Isabel McIntosh Fowler (Mrs. George) of Chapel Hill,
N.C.; his daughter, Betsy McIntosh Taylor and her husband, William Cleveland Taylor; a granddaughter, Catherine Taylor
Marstellar (Mrs. Steven C.); two great-granddaughters, Mary Taylor Marstellar and Lauren McIntosh Marstellar; nieces and
nephews. He was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on June 21 at the
cemetery in Southern Shores, N.C. Memorials may be sent to McIntosh Elementary School, 185 Richneck Road, Newport News,
VA 23608. Online condolences may be sent to www.foundandsons.com.

Published in the Daily Press on 5/8/2005.


Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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