Friday, December 04, 2020

Barry's funeral/memorial service is livestreamed tomorrow at 1 pm Eastern Time.

 Dear Friends:

My husband's visitation and modest Memorial Service will be in the morning.  Because of the Covid19 Crisis, my stepson, David Rideout, will be graciously hosting a Celebration of Life luncheon approximately this coming March 2021, depending on the state then of the Covid19 and then existing quarantine conditions.   The Memorial Service will be livestreamed for the benefit of out of state family and friends.  Here is a link to the Modetz Memorial Chapel page if you are interested.  

I'm wrote the obituary memorial for my husband and it is reproduced below:

Barry & me photographed 04-11-2019


Barry Drennen MacIntosh was born September 1, 1938 and peacefully departed this life at Troy Beaumont Hospital on November 24, 2020, only one day after his 46th wedding anniversary to his wife, Constance E. Cumbey. Barry had many accomplishments and came through many obstacles in his life. Barry attended Hillsdale College and Wayne State University from where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1961. He further obtained a MSW (Master of Social Work) degree from Wayne State University in 1982 and received many certifications in that field. He specialized in the field of substance abuse and the majority of his time in that field was spent at Eastwood Clinic in Rochester, Michigan.

Barry suffered an injury that would have caused many lesser individuals to quit. On October 15, 1979, his car was struck by the car parked behind when it in turn was struck by a hit and run driver. The total and permanent disaster was somewhat financially mitigated by Worker’s Compensation benefits. Barry lost both legs above the knee. He had six months of combined hospitalization and rehabilitation services at Henry Ford Hospital and then the Rehabilitation Institute -- services for which he was continually grateful over the 41 subsequent years he was to live with his injury. He was to suffer continuous pain from this accident -- phantom and otherwise for the remainder of his life.

After his accident Barry became proactive in aiding others with similar disabilities. He became president of the Wayne County Handicappers Association and served a term in that office. He returned to school and successfully completed requirements to obtain a Master of Social Work degree. He made a trip to England, Ireland, and Scotland as part of the United Nations Year of the Handicapper in 1982 and had many happy memories of that adventure.

Prior to his accident, Barry had careers as a teacher in both middle school and college levels. He taught Sociology at Henry Ford Community College. He departed teaching to participate as a manager in his family’s printing business, Glengarry Press. After the family business closed he continued his work in the printing field with the Heitman Garand company. He was coordinating printing for a labor union convention when the disastrous accident occured.

Barry married Constance Cumbey, an author and lawyer on November 23, 1974. The marriage endured and strengthened through good times and bad times for 46 years plus one day -- the day Barry departed this world. Barry was formerly married to Jean Alexander Rideout. They had a son who with Barry’s permission was adopted by his stepfather, a physician who could give David many advantages that teaching income could not support. Close and loving family relations, however, were permanently maintained between Barry, David and David’s mother. Barry was then married to Dixie Green and that marriage produced two children, Kimberly and Todd MacIntosh. By the marriage to Constance, Barry acquired a loving stepson, Stephen Cumbey and permanent close relations existed and continued between Barry’s three children and Stephen.

Barry’s survivors are his wife, Constance Cumbey, and his four children, David, Kimberly, and Todd, and Stephen Cumbey, his stepson whom Barry always called “my son.” Grandchildren Haily, Alexandra, Zander, Nolan and Ashton.

May he rest in God's Eternal Peace!

Thank you for your many kind words of condolence.