Landis Macintosh, Businessman

August 27, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Landis "Mac" MacIntosh, a retired information technologist and a former Federal Hill resident, died of kidney cancer Aug. 11 at his Claremont, Calif., home. He was 76.

Mr. MacIntosh was born in Ashland, Ohio, and raised in Clifton, N.J.

After graduating from Montclair State University in 1956 with a degree in business administration, he was commissioned an officer in the Marine Corps and served until 1958. He remained active in the reserves until 1963.

He started his business career with Penn Mutual Insurance Co. in Philadelphia, and later was vice president of information technology from 1960 to 1980 at Scott Paper Co., also in Philadelphia.

Mr. MacIntosh went to work for Treasure Chest Advertising in Glendora, Calif., and when the company became Vertis Inc., he moved to Baltimore.

He lived on William Street from 1994 to 2004, when he retired and moved to Claremont. He also continued to maintain and visit a second home, Tomahawk Manor, a 1772 historic house in Hartly, Del.

Mr. MacIntosh was an avid wine collector and enjoyed an annual trip to Italy.

A funeral Mass was offered Aug. 15 at Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Claremont.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Delia D'Amico; two sons, Thomas D. MacIntosh of Federal Hill and David L. MacIntosh of Bainbridge, Ohio; a daughter, Susanne Haddad of Los Angeles; two brothers, William MacIntosh of Bloomfield, N.J., and David L. MacIntosh III of Highland Lakes, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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