Mark McIntosh Obituary, Former lead Guitarist Mark McIntosh Has Died

Mark McIntosh Obituary, Death – Mark Allen McIntosh, 61, of Wilmette, Illinois, passed away on October 13, 2021, after a courageous and inspiring fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Mark attended Yale University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History degree. He then continued his education by attending Oxford University and The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. Finally, he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theology from the University of Chicago in 1993. In 1986, he underwent the ordination process to become a priest. Mark worked as a Priest at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Barrington, Durham Cathedral as a Canon Residentiary, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston. He was also a Professor of Christian Spirituality at Loyola University Chicago and the Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

In addition, Mark served as a Canon Residentiary at Durham Cathedral. Mark spent twenty-five years as an enthusiastic and devoted educator of undergraduate and graduate students. During that time, he helped to co-found the Honors Program at Loyola and contributed to the process of reimagining the undergraduate teaching program in Theology and Religion at Durham University. In addition to having served as the Canon Theologian of the Episcopal Church, he is the author of nine books that focus on various aspects of Christian spirituality and theology. Mark McIntosh was the devoted husband of Anne McIntosh; the doting father of Elizabeth McIntosh and Nathan McIntosh (fiancée Gauri Bhatnagar); the compassionate brother of Gilbert (Sylvia), Bruce (Priscilla), and Katherine (Thomas Smith) McIntosh-Smith; the cherished son of the late Gilbert and Katherine McIntosh; and the thoughtful son-in-law of Frederick and the late Elizabeth Nagle.

A memorial ceremony will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, November 20, at 9:00 a.m. The address for the church is 939 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60202. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to support ALS research at or the Mark McIntosh Scholarship in the Humanities at Loyola University Chicago’s Both of these organizations are listed on the websites. (Scroll down until you reach the bottom of the page, then click “other,” and then type “Mark A. McIntosh Scholarship in the Humanities” into the text box.) Please call the Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home at the number 847-251-8200 for any further information.

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