Douglas Fraser McIntosh, 57, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016, at his home on Cedar Island.
He was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, the son of William Crane McIntosh and Frances Marsh Boucher.
Doug is survived by his wife of 28 years Delores Wood McIntosh, and three children Carly Frances, Dana Wells, and Eli Fraser.
Doug graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree from Oakland University in 1981. During his time in school, his swim team took home the national title. He went on to pursue his Juris Doctor’s degree at Campbell University and graduated in 1984.
He was admitted to the Bar and began practicing law in 1984. Doug then began working for Jack Crossley as a Civil Defense Attorney in Wilmington. He went on to become a partner at the firm and its name was changed to Crossley, McIntosh, Prior and Collier.
Doug joined the Eastern District Court of North Carolina in 1990, the U.S. District Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1996, and the U.S. District Court, Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina.
Doug was a member of the New Hanover County and North Carolina Bar Associations, The North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute. His practice areas were in insurance defense, professional liability, premises liability, toxic tort litigation, contractors’ liability, products liability defense, personal injury, and admiralty and maritime law. He was also on the board of Directors of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. His rating in Martindale-Hubbell was AV.
Doug and Delores met in the legal community in Wilmington in 1986. The two loved to entertain friends and watch sports together. His favorite team was University of Michigan and hers the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Doug was always an attentive and loving father who did everything he could to provide opportunities for his children. He could frequently be found in the audience of their choral concerts and cheering them on poolside at UNC Wilmington for the Holly Tree Piranhas and Waves of Wilmington.
Loved ones remember Doug as a compassionate and knowledgeable person who was always willing to put others before himself. His hobbies included swimming, spending time with his family and being an active member of his community.
The family will receive friends at a Memorial Visitation from 7:00pm till 9:00pm, on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Chapel.
A Memorial Service will held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at St. Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church, 101 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions made to The Marfan Foundation at tmcfunding in loving memory of Doug would be greatly appreciated.
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