Dr. John Edwin (Ted) MacNintch, age 84, passed away after a long battle with MDS on Thursday, February 13th at his home in Fishkill, NY. It was two months to the day after his wife Joan’s passing. Life companions for 69 years, they are back together again.
He was born on November 7th, 1935 in Moncton, New Brunswick to Laurie Kelley and Margaret Irene MacNintch. He married Joan Ann Nugent on June 21st, 1958.
Over ten years he earned the following degrees:
Nova Scotia Agriculture College (NSAC) AS 1956
Macdonald College, McGill University - B.Sc. 1958
Purdue University - M.S. 1962
Purdue University - Ph.D. Medical Biochemistry 1965
Bowman Gray School of Medicine - Postdoctorate 1965-1966
For 31 years he worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (1966-1997) and eventually became the Director Scientific Information at the Wallingford, CT site.
He is survived by his sons Michael and Sean, daughter-in-law Sarah Kaylor, and step grandson Jacob Richards.
He had a wide variety of interests including power boating, scuba diving, physical exercise, photography, reading, writing, skiing, kayaking, and playing music. During his retirement he spent ten years researching and writing a historical fiction novel on the Canadian Corps in World War I called “The Brother Keepers.” He also authored many articles on travel, boating, and scuba diving in The Atlantic Advocate, Trailer Life, Trailer Boating and Skin Diver Magazines.
Ted was kind, generous, and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed life in, on, by, and under the water. Predominantly on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands, the Florida Keys, and the Little Bouctouche River in McKees Mills, Canada. He consistently had a convertible throughout his life as it reminded him of being in a boat.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Ted touched are invited to the McHoul Funeral Home 1089 Main St, Fishkill, NY 12524 at 2pm on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 to reminisce, grieve, support each other, and of course, just chat.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Save The River.
"Save The River was formed in 1978 to protect and preserve the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education, and research."