Date of death: 1/26/2023
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1961
Father Alan R. McIntosh, 89, of Newburgh, IN passed into the loving arms of His Heavenly Father on January 26, 2023, at Hamilton Pointe in Newburgh. He was born in Evansville, IN on January 26, 1934 to the late Ralph W. and Lavada E. (Preis) McIntosh.
After completing his elementary education at St. Benedicts grade school, then completing high school, college and theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary, Father Alan was ordained a priest at Saint Meinrad Archabbey on May 7th, 1961. He also studied at Notre Dame for a short time.
After teaching at Saint Meinrad Seminary two years, Father Alan spent the next forty three years in parish ministry at St. Mary’s Church, Huntingburg, Chaplaincy of hospital, Huntingburg, In, St. Anthony’s Church, St. Anthony, In, St. Paul’s Church, Tell City, In and St. Boniface Church, Fulda, In. He then took his sabbatical at Notre Dame in South Bend, In. His ministry continued at St. Edward’s Church, Fulton, Ky, Christ the King Church, Madisonville, Ky, St. Francis de Sales Church, Paducah, Ky, St. Pius Tenth, Calvert City, Ky, St. Joseph Church, Bowling Green, Ky, St. Isidore Church, Bristow, In, Holy Cross Church, St. Croix, In and Saint Meinrad Church, St. Meinrad, In. Fr. Alan took time off to take care of his mother for two years before continuing parish ministry at St. Mary’s Church, Farmersville, Il, St. Patrick’s Church, Girard, Il. and St. Mary’s Church, St. Marie, Il. He then served in the Diocese of Evansville as clergy assistant before retirement in 2007.
No matter where he was sent, Father Alan loved the people whom he served and when he left that parish, he always left behind some close friends. He was especially dedicated to the sick and dying whom he visited in hospitals and nursing homes, bringing them the sacraments and spending time with them. Father Alan touched the lives of many throughout his ministry and will be deeply missed.
Father Alan loved to travel and had visited nearly all fifty states. He was a loyal Notre Dame sports fan and had a passion for history. He especially enjoyed learning about the Civil War, WW II and the U.S. Presidents.
He was preceded in death by a nephew, Brian Pierson; and brothers-in-law, Jack Brown and Murvin Pierson.
Father Alan is survived by three sisters, Jane N. Pierson of Aberdeen, N. C., Joyce E. Izumi (Robert) of El Cajon, Ca., and Jennifer S. Brown of Newburgh, IN; six nieces; two nephews; five great nieces and five great nephews.