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Alan McIntosh is now officiating on the big pitch in paradise, where the sun is shining; kids are playing hard, clean, and fair; coaches are respectful; fans are well-behaved; Alan can run as long as he pleases with the wind blowing through a full, bushy moustache.

Alan, a man who lived life fully and fearlessly right up to the very end, died Sunday, November 6, 2022, surrounded by his family. Alan was preceded in death by father David, mother Marjorie, brother Bruce, grandniece Maxx and grandnephew Marshall. He was 67. He was many things: a loving husband, father and grandfather, a loyal and caring friend, a trusted voice in the building products world, and, for more than two decades, a dedicated youth soccer referee.

Most of all, he was a man with a huge heart, strong convictions, unshakable faith, and unyielding decency. Born in York, PA, Alan graduated from York Suburban High School in 1973, where, at 5’7”, 150 pounds, he was the starting center on the varsity football team. He then attended Waynesburg University and began what would become a long career in building products. He finished his career as a sales specialist at Beacon Building Products. He was not a saint. Alcohol threatened everything he held dear before he gave up drinking in 2005. But the same single-mindedness that allowed him to regain control of his life enabled him to wage an inspirational battle with cancer until his dying day.

Alan will be deeply missed by many. He is survived by wife Valerie of Montrose, MN, daughter Ashley McIntosh (Russ) of Minneapolis, MN, daughter Whitney McIntosh (Drew) of Minneapolis, MN, son Casey McIntosh (Audrey) of Capitol Heights, MD, fur daughter Ely “Megalodog,” brother Doug McIntosh (Carla) of York, PA, sister Beth McIntosh of Harrisburg, PA, sisters-in-law Sue Kline McIntosh of Dover, PA, Sandy Mangus (George) of Marietta, GA, brother-in-law Bill Schneider (Mary Ann) of Minneapolis, MN and many cousins, nieces & nephews, and friends. Alan was also the best Donk to grandson Walter and granddaughters Alice & Margot.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held Saturday, December 10th at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at Plymouth Covenant Church, 4300 Vicksburg Ln N, Plymouth, MN with Pastor Dan Johnson officiating. A gathering to visit with the family will follow the service. Additional memorial services will be held at a future time in York, PA and during the 2023 USA Cup.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alan McIntosh Memorial Fund nscplay.nscsports.org/mcintoshfund/.

Arrangements by the Peterson Chapel Funeral Services, 119 Central Ave, Buffalo, MN 55313. www.thepetersonchapel.com

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Alan Reigart

    Our condolences to the family.

    I met Alan head-on in high school, circa 1972. He was a center, I was a linebacker for a neighboring high school. Little did we know, we were to become friend’s later in life. We did a bit of carousing and hiking around central PA in the days of our youth. After college, I went to work for ISSC, a company founded by his father, David – unbeknownst to me at the time. Alan and I would often see each other around town.

    I for one, saw Alan fight the good fight throughout his battle with cancer through his FB posts. Alan was very open and courageous with his fight on FB!

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  2. Sandra Rufolo

    I attended York Suburban High School with Alan, and was in the 1973 Graduating Class. I remember him as friendly and outgoing and must have been an amazing dad, husband, grandfather and trusted friend. Like my mother, who passed recently, he is flying on the wings of angels.

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