Henry Deane McIntosh ’43

Henry Deane McIntosh ’43, of Lakeland, Fla., died on Dec. 26. Born July 19, 1921, in Gainesville, Fla., and raised in West Palm Beach, Henry was a distinguished cardiologist and teacher. He served as chief of cardiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and chief of medicine at the Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex. He later practiced at the Watson Clinic in Lakeland and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. He was past president of the American College of Cardiology and founder of Heartbeat International, an international pacemaker distribution network, which received a Presidential Citation from President Reagan in 1986. During WW II, he served in the U.S. Parachute Infantry Office of Strategic Services and earned the Silver Star and Croix de Guerre. He was a graduate of Davidson and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In Lakeland, he was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and Rotary International. Henry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Harriet Owens McIntosh, 6 Lake Hunter Dr., Apt. J5, Lakeland, FL 33803-1298; two sons, Thomas Irvine McIntosh and James Owens McIntosh; daughter, Betsy McIntosh McCrary; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.