Deceased November 2, 2016

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In Memory

We have belatedly learned that Dunc McIntosh died on Nov. 2, 2016, after a lengthy period of disability. Dunc came to Amherst from Bronxville (N.Y.) High School and became a member of Chi Phi.

His activities at Amherst were truly eclectic. He captained the soccer team and earned a second “A” for lacrosse. Meanwhile, he was a member of the choir, Glee Club and Zumbyes. He was honored by being named to Sphinx.

His major was biology, and after graduation, he joined a number of our classmates at the University of Rochester Medical School, from which he obtained his M.D. He interned at King County (Wash.) Hospital, did his internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at the University of Washington and became board certified in both.

He served as a medical officer in the U.S. Air Force, specializing in nephrology, from 1958 to 1977 and then practiced with the Intercommunity Medical Group in Fairfield, Calif., until illness caused him to retire.

Dunc was also a published poet, and some years ago, when I was editor of the Berkshire Medical Journal, I was privileged to include one of his poems in an issue, and readers responded with accolades.

He was married twice; his second wife, Marilyn, predeceased him in 2014. His surviving children are Douglas (Dawn), who informed us of his passing, Lori Gartley (Robert) and Bruce (Nurmi), as well as stepdaughter Kristine Madsen (Allen), stepson Kent Leslie and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Hank Tulgan ’54