Thomas Joseph McIntosh

Thomas Joseph McIntosh

Thomas Joseph McIntosh


Thomas Joseph McIntosh, 86 of Bertram, Iowa died on January 31, 2024. Tom’s body has been donated to University of Iowa Deeded Body Program. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 6th at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 7th at Immaculate Conception Church in Cedar Rapids. His ashes will be scattered to his beloved homesites by family.

Tom, more affectionately, known as Mac, was born July 21,1937 in Billings, Montana the first child of Joseph and Jackie (Jones) McIntosh. He graduated from Billings Central HS in 1955, received his BA degree from the University of Arizona in 1959 (on a baseball scholarship) and his MD degree from St. Louis University in 1963. His post-doctoral training was at the University of Iowa in internal medicine from 1963-1966. He served in the National Institutes of Health-National Heart Institute from 1966-1968, then returned to Iowa for a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology as a special NIH Fellow.

He practiced general internal medicine in Cedar Rapids from 1970-2002 with Internist’s PC, joining Drs. Robert Sedlacek and William Galbraith. The practice grew to 18 doctors before he retired. He became a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in 1976 and a Master in 2003. He was governor of the Iowa ACP from 1995-1999 and received the Laureate Award in 2000. He was president of the Linn County Heart Association in 1972, 1976 and 1980.

He was elected President of the Mercy Medical Center Staff in 1979, Linn County Medical Society in 1992, President of the CRPHO from 1994 to 2002 and Medical Director from 1998-2002.

He volunteered and was Medical Director of the Community Health Free Clinic from 2002-2012.

His joys besides God, family, friends and practice of medicine included American Legion and semi-pro baseball, hunting ducks and pheasants with his Labradors, ‘Handball Club’ and later walking his labs, especially ‘Lake’ as the major treatment for his terminal disease. He was an avid sports fan cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs.

Tom married Roma Pfeiffer in 1958 in Billings, Montana, and became parents of 4 children.

Tom met Sandra in 1982 and they were married April 18, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Sandra Lacke McIntosh; brother Joe McIntosh (Meg) of Mercer Island, Washington; children, Allison Duffy (Mike) of Three Forks, Montana; Judy McIntosh of Cedar Rapids; Andrew (Julie) McIntosh of Cedar Rapids; and Joe (Amy) McIntosh of Chicago, Illinois; and grandchildren Alec, Chloe, Jacob, Jack and Sam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, younger sisters Judy and Sally and brother Bill all from Billings.

In lieu of flowers please direct any donations to the Community Health Free Clinic, Mercy Medical Center or UnityPoint Health St Luke’s Hospital.

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