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Father Alan R. McIntosh

January 26, 1934 — January 26, 2023


Father Alan R. McIntosh


Father Alan R. Mc Intosh, 89, of Newburgh, passed into the loving arms of His Heavenly Father Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Hamilton Pointe in Newburgh. He was born in Evansville, January 26, 1934 to the late Ralph W. and Lavada E. (Preis) Mc Intosh.


After completing his elementary education at St. Benedicts grade school, then completing high school, college and theology at St. Meinrad Seminary, Father Alan was ordained a priest at St. Meinrad Archabbey on May 7th, 1961. He also studied at Notre Dame for a short time.


After teaching at St. 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 St. 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. Fr. Alan touched the lives of many throughout his ministry and will be deeply missed.


Fr. 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.


Fr. 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.


The funeral Mass will be at Noon, Thursday, February 2 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. Private burial will be at Mount Saint Joseph in Owensboro, Kentucky. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:30 AM until the time of Mass at St. Benedict Cathedral. Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47714.


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