William McIntosh, July 2, 2008

William (Bill) Orville McIntosh, 73, was born August 24, 1934 to William Allen and Helen May Ray McIntosh in Buffalo, NY. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on July 2, 2008 in Bellevue, WA.


Bill married Lois E. Hoeck on August 13, 1974 in Vienna, VA. He is survived by his loving wife, his brothers John (Joyce) and Roger (Carole) McIntosh; four children, Donna (Robert) McCaslin, Michael Logwood, Richard (Mitzi) Logwood, and Mark (Lisa) McIntosh; twelve grandchildren – Mairi, Madelyn, Morgan, Jamie, Carly, Caroline, Stephanie (Ray), John, Anita, Karin, Ethan, and Samantha; and one great grandchild Ke’ala. Bill was preceded in death by his brother Robert McIntosh and his sister Marion (Roger) Weatherston.

Bill graduated from Technical High School in Buffalo, NY in 1953. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

Over the course of his 43 year career, he worked in the private and public sectors as a Professional Land Surveyor and Civil Engineer. In the 1960’s and 1970’s Bill owned his own engineering and survey firm in Northern Virginia. He retired as the Chief Surveyor in King County, WA in 1999.

Bill was known for his amazing sense of humor and his immense love for people. He was extremely devoted to his family and friends. He was active in several Professional Land Surveyor organizations. His hobbies included woodworking, traveling and pinochle. Bill loved to read.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday July 18th at Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church located at 18350 Woodinville-Duvall Rd, Woodinville. Interment services with full military honors will be held at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, VA on Thursday August 7 at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the charitable organization of your choice.

Quantico Cemetery

18 Responses to “William McIntosh, July 2, 2008”

  • Steve Sires says:

    Bill and Lois have been friends to my family and I for years. We worked and played together and shared our joys and sorrows. Bill will forever be in my heart as a true friend who for me stood as not only friend and co-worker but also mentor and was to me as much a Dad as he could be. We love you Lois and we will always and forever hold a special place for Bill in our hearts and lives.
    Steven R. Sires

  • Mark McIntosh says:

    We all love and miss you deeply Dad.

  • Jerry & Carolyn Rhoads says:

    We met Bill and Lois one year ago when we moved to Trilogy. We formed an immediate close friendship. Bill was a beautiful, loving, caring, sweet man. We miss him terribly. He is now in Heaven, watching down on us and holding you close, Lois. We will always cherish his beautiful, expressive smile.
    Our thoughts prayers are with you and your family.
    Jerry & Carolyn

  • William O. McIntosh
    Burial at Quantico National Cemetery
    18424 Joplin Road
    Triangle, Virginia 22172-1636
    August 7, 2008 at 10:00 am. You must be at the holding area by 9:45 am. There is a sign inside the cemetery gates where you line up the cars.
    The alloted time for a burial is 30 minutes. Time starts from leaving the holding area and driving
    to the family shelter, conducting the service and getting back into the cars and leaving. The military part of the service will take about 7-8 minutes. We will have about 10 minutes for our part of the service. We will not go to the actual burial area. Any time after an hour or so you can go back and visit the grave site. We’ll have the location for you at the reception.
    Immediately following the service will will meet at the Clubs of Quantico for a reception. We will Celebrate Bill’s life.
    Directions to the cemetery from I-95. Exit the Triangle-Quantico (exit 150) and turn West onto Joplin Rd. The cemetery is a less than a mile past I-95. From US Rt.1 go west on Joplin Rd, Rt. 619.
    From the cemetery to the Quantico Marine Base go east on Joplin Road. Cross US Rt. 1 and this takes you onto the base. There is an Iwo Jima Statue on the corner.
    Tell the gate sentry you are going to a reception at the Clubs of Quantico. You must have a photo ID to show the guard.
    Follow this main road through the base. When you come to the circle you will see the Crossroads
    Inn. The club is to the left of the Inn.
    Hotels: There are several hotels in the Quantico-Triangle area. More hotels in the Garrisonville area. This is south of the Quantico-Triangle area. In the Fredericksburg area there are many more hotels. Fredricksburg is about 25 miles south of Quantico-Triangle area. Do not go to Spotsylvania area as that is south of Fredericksburg and to far.
    If you have time please visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps. It takes about 2-3 hours to go through. You can get lunch in the mess hall or Tun Tavern on the 2nd floor. The museum closes at 5 pm. Even if you don’t visit the museum this is a good place to have a meal.
    A good place to eat is the Globe and Laurel Restaurant. 1.2 miles south of the museum on US 1.

  • Roger McIntosh says:

    Beautifully written summation of our brother’s life. Bill wanted so much to live life to its’ fullest and be healthy again but it just was not to be. We shall miss him deeply and love him always.

  • Tyler Sweet, PLS says:

    It is just like Bill to up and die without telling me. Bill and I shared a passion for Land Surveying; first in Alaska and later in Washington. We rarely agreed on anything with the exception of our love for the Art of Survey. When I had a medical issue, four years ago, Bill helped me immensely with his humor and personal experience. Because of Bill and a few other PLS’s; I am proud and joyous to call myself a Land Surveyor. I feel very fortunate to have known and worked with Bill (don’t let him know I said something nice about him). There are not many of us in the big scheme of things, but Bill’s passing, reminds me of the delight I have working with my fellow Land Surveyors.
    I wish to extend my condolences to Bill’s family. I just want you to know how well respected and loved, Bill was.

  • Doug Detwiler LS says:

    Bill and I have been professional and social friends since 1970. As a fellow Land Surveyor and friend Bill has always been an inspiration for me. His professional ethics and exprtise, ever present friedship and approach to life’s daily trials have made him a role model. I thank the Lord for allowing me the opportunity to have known Bill.

  • Bob Wallis, PLS says:

    I greatly enjoyed working with Bill back in the late 1970’s and early 1980s. At that time he could show a gruff persona but under that he was a very kind man. Those of us in the Surveying profession also know that he was a fine Surveyor. I was very pleased that our paths crossed a couple times in the last year or so even if they were at memorial services for mutual friends. I greatly appreciated those brief conversations I had with Bill and Lois. Bill will be missed.

  • Linda Hoeck says:

    Have enjoyed being around Bill. He could always cheer up a person with his sincere caring. He was such an inspiration to our family.

  • Robert Fitzmaurice says:

    Bill hired me in 1989 and was the first true surveyor I had ever worked for. I was deciding wether to continue on in engineering or go off into this field I knew nothing about known as land surveying. Bill was a great mentor and taught me quite a bit. He was very kind and patient and I know I am a better man for having spent time with him.

  • Donald (Greg) Kinney, PE says:

    I had the opportunity to work for Bill as a young engineer in the mid-1980s. Bill was an excellent mentor who modeled good judgment in design and supervision. I will always remember Bill with fondness. My thoughts and condolences go to his family.

  • Dick Allison,LS PE says:

    In the 1960’s Bill was with the City of Alexandria and working part time with me at Nathan Hale Associates. We stole him from the city and he worked with us till he became licensed. Bill filled the room with his wit and being. Though he ventured west, we “back east” continued to have fond memories of the good old times.
    God bless

  • Harold A. Logan says:

    I first met Bill in 1959 when I started work part time at the City of Alexandria Public Works Department while still in high school. Bill was my mentor during those early years and was instrumental in my choosing to becoming a land surveyor. Bill was one of the best “Site Planners” I ever new and he taught me all the basics and tricks of the design process. He was the ultimate perfectionist. Bill convinced me to join him in the private sector in 1964. We also worked together part time at other engineering companies in those early years. I was his first employee when he decided to go into business for himself. I am still practicing surveying after first meeting Bill 49 years ago and I owe a large part of my success to his friendship and tutoring. I will miss him dearly.

  • paula rothenberg says:

    Dear families of Bill, we are deeply sorry for your loss. I will never forget Bill’s generousity & love as he always included me when visiting Donna at JMU, & treated me like a daughter. It will be our honor to be there when you lay Bill to rest in Virginia. Love & sympathy, Paula, David, Adam & Leah.

  • Shoo-bee Moore says:

    Bill was my first boss many years ago when I was just a punk kid who didn’t know squat about much of anything. But, he put up with me and even managed to pretend that I was good for something (though I’m not sure anyone could tell you what that something was) Luckily for everyone, our professional relationship didn’t last too long but I developed a life long friendship with him and Lois. They were always a shining example of what love really means and I cherish all the time I spent with them. I could fill pages and pages with all my memories but instead will just say that I believe the world is a little less sunny without Bill in it and I know that it will be a lot less fun. My thoughts and prayers are with Lois and the kids. He loved you all so very much.
    Shoo-bee

  • John Collier says:

    Thanks for the summer job 40 years ok – you helped steer a poor boy in the right direction
    JC

  • Cynthia Snow says:

    Dearest Lois,
    My heart is broken. How totally yours must be. Thank God for all the wonderful memories we made together-for those “board room” lunches-for the super time spent with you and William in Alaska-panning for gold wich we never found. But we always had it in our hearts because we had each other. I still think of your glorious visit to me here at my house. And, mostly I remember I kissed you both and didn’t say goodbye-only that you would come back another day. I never saw either of you again. But, I see you and remember everyday in my heart. May God’s love keep you. And, know you and William will never leave my thoughts-or my heart.
    “Sinful”

  • Ida Donegan says:

    I just heard about Bill’s death and am truly saddened. I remember his wonderful wit, hearty laugh and fondness for jokes. He was a joy to be around and had the ability to make anyone feel welcome and comfortable. I know how much he valued his family and I am happy to know they were there for him. He will be missed. My love and heartfelt condolences to you all.

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