Edward Demarest MacIntyre
NOVEMBER 6, 1933 – OCTOBER 15, 2020
Edward Demarest MacIntyre, age 86, of Phoenix, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on November 6, 1933 to the late Myron Westervelt and Miriam Euphemia (Demarest) MacIntyre in New York City, NY. He attended Grover Cleveland High School; then furthered his education at Upsala College. On February 9, 1969, he married Helen Ruth Chadwick in St, Mark Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ. Edward owned and operated Eddie’s Tavern for 36 and 1/2 years. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Masonic Lodge PVST#29, AZ Veterans Hall of Fame, and a regular attendee at St. Mark Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed helping others. Edward volunteered at the Phoenix VA Medical Center for 45 years and also the Tucson VA Medical Center for 28 years. He dedicated his life to not only being a great husband, dad, grandpa, but he served the Marine Corps League with his whole heart. Edward joined in 1971 and said he could not be real active. However, after while he took a local office and worked his way up to being the National Commandant of the Marine Corps League in 1985-86, When he left that office, he served as Paymaster for Department of Arizona, MCL for 22 years. He served 10 years as the President of the National Marine of the Year Society. He was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in 2002. He also was Department of Arizona Marine of the Year, 1978, National Marine of the Year, MCL 1988, Mason of the Year, PVST#29 Masonic Lodge, 2007.
Edward is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 51 years, Helen; sister, Marjorie Duffy (Ed); step children: James J. Amich, Deborah Vasquez, R. Michael Amich; grandchildren, Stacey Amich Francis, Gabriel Vasquez, Marisa Cloud (Jonathan), Jeffrey Amich (Tia); several great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandchildren Jeremy Amich and Elizabeth Ann Amich.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2450 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022 with the Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 am; Committal Service with Military Honors will follow at 12:30 pm at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edward’s honor may be made to the Old Breed Detachment, MCL, Stan Roth Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 6325 Glendale, AZ 85312-6325 or PVST29 Masonic George Washington Oratorical Contest. PVST#29 Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 54155, Phoenix, AZ 85078.