Retired Huntington County judge dies

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Retired Huntington Circuit Judge Mark A. McIntosh died Feb. 20 in Fort Wayne.

Judge McIntosh, 76, served on the Huntington Circuit Court for 22 years before retiring in 2007. Before he became a judge, he worked in private practice. Prior to attending law school, he taught social studies and coached junior varsity basketball at Kendallville High School after he graduated from Michigan State University.

He graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 1962 and was admitted to the bar in 1964.

Judge McIntosh was a member of the Indiana Bar Association, Huntington County Bar Association, and Indiana Judges Association. He loved boating, playing golf, tennis, and many other sports.

He's survived by his wife, Andrea McIntosh; sons Doug (Tina) Fisher, Huntington; Kevin (Cyndi) McIntosh, Bloomington; and Phillip (Julie) McIntosh, Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Shana (Steve) Working, Huntington; two brothers; and 11 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. Funeral services will be at noon Thursday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to H.A.T. or the donor's choice in care of the mortuary.

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