Jerry Allen McIntosh

December 12, 1934February 19, 2018

Jerry Allen McIntosh, 83, of Bloomington died February 19, 2018. Born in Mt. Carmel, IL, he was the son of Willis Jeffery McIntosh and Imogene Herma Atteberry McIntosh. He graduated in 1952 from Mt. Carmel High School and received B.S., M./S. and Ed. D degrees from Indiana University.

He taught mathematics at the University High School and was a faculty member of the School of Education during 1958-1998. McIntosh was an active member of the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics and held many offices including two terms as president. He was a frequent speaker at meetings of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and served on several NCTM committees. He was actively involved as a faculty member of Indiana University in the areas of mathematics education and instructional computing.

Survivors include his lovely wife, Jane P. McIntosh, son Kevin D. McIntosh and family of Johnson County and lovely daughter, Erin Jane McIntosh of Fishers, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to “The Jerry McIntosh Award”, School of Education, Indiana University Foundation, 1500 N State Road 45 46 Bypass, Bloomington, IN 47408.

Inurnment will take place at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.


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Steve Stevens

March 29, 2018

As a University School student in the late 50s and early 60s, I want to express that Jerry
was more than a Math teacher. He served the Students by expanding their horizons in and outside math:
1) He was the sponsor of the Math Club at U School
2) He formed a Math Team and tested to determine those who would go to the State Math Competition.
3) As a Competitive IU Diver, he knew swim / diving teams. When, in 1962, U School needed a Swim Team (unwanted by the Athletic Director Gray, the Principal, ...) He agreed to be an official U-School Swim Team Coach. Using IU facilities and with his efforts to line up 2 "Swim Meets" with other schools, allowed a few of us to qualify for the State Championship at Purdue. At the State Meet, U-School won 5th Place in the state... the highest athletic performance of any UHS athletic team (Football Coach Gray was dumbfounded... ). Without Jerry, I would not have been any more than a math Nerd. With him, I was that and also a State Championship Swimming Medal Winner Athlete (The Football Players could not believe it!) and I received the coveted Letter Sweater.

So, Dr McIntosh served his students above and beyond the bounds of his job!
Thanks Jerry!

Scott Naylor

March 15, 2018

To the McIntosh Family:

I knew Dr. McIntosh from two venues. The first was when I was on a summer job after high school. I was installing an irrigation system for the McIntosh's at their home on Moore's Pike. It was hot work, but the family supplied us with drinks and snacks. It was so thoughtful, and Dr. McIntosh was so friendly and outgoing!

Fast-forward to when I was in the School of Education, pursuing my secondary teaching license in mathematics. I interacted with Dr. McIntosh multiple times as I plowed through my program. When the going got tough, he didn't make it a cake walk for me, but his tough love helped get me through. I really enjoyed his class, and traveling with him to a math teachers conference.

I'm sorry for your loss, and I want you to know I really appreciated him.

Phyllis Jean McIntosh

February 26, 2018

My heart is broken into a million pieces again. We loved our beautiful and beloved Uncle Jerry as numerous as the stars. It is a glorious vision knowing Uncle Jerry is with his loving nephew Patrick in Heaven and Jack & Margaret & Imma&Mac. Aunt Jane, Erin & Kevin GOD BLESS & JESUS Love surround you all. Love y'all much! Phyllis Jean

February 23, 2018

We were saddened to learn of the death of Jerry McIntosh. His knowledge, enthusiasm for mathematics, and genuine concern for his students made him an exceptional teacher and role model. I experienced these traits as a high school student and my wife observed the same characteristics in her graduate methods class. He inspired both of us and many others to be better teachers. Our condolences to his family.

Robert and Kathleen Conard, Crown Point, Indiana

February 23, 2018

Jeff and I were saddened to hear about the unexpected death of Jerry. We certainly have enjoyed over the years our dinner's, with both you Jane, and Jerry, together and solving the problems of the world. One of the more amusing times was when Jerry had just returned from Scotland and had his new Scottish coat. He was the spitting image of Sherlock Holmes. Hope he got a chance to wear that coat in Indiana sleuthing various math problems.

Our thoughts are with all of you at this most difficult time.

Ruth Engs and Jeff Franz

Keith Bobay

February 23, 2018

I was a student in Jerry's Math Education class in 1990. I was an older student (38), and Jerry immediately took a liking to me, and I to him. I think he appreciated my maturity. Actually, I remember showing up in class one day with my six-month old son strapped to my chest. Jerry didn't mind that at all.
After I graduated and began teaching at Bloomington South, Jerry and I stayed in touch through attendance at NCTM and ICTM conferences. We would often meet for lunch and share stories. He would gladly speak of places that he and Jane had travelled.
Coincidentally, one year we had IU basketball season tickets one row apart. Jerry was a serious fan! He would always ask how things were going in my classroom.
I'll always remember Jerry as a gentle giant with a great smile.

February 22, 2018

Jane, I worked at the original Jill's House and met you when Meadowwood residents came over for a celebration. At that time, I came over to meet you and to let you know how helpful your husband was to me when I was completing my IU education. I was attending IU at the NorthWest campus and your husband became my adviser, helped me in verifying I was taking the correct courses and because I was coming to B-ton for my final year, helped me to select those final courses. Without your husband's help, I would have been so stressed and overwhelmed; instead, my final year was event-free. I only met Dr. McIntosh a time or two but he really seemed to be a very fine man.
Jo Ann Zmirski-Frogue

February 22, 2018

Hello, Jane. I have many memories of the "dog days' Jerry and I had in the past with our beloved Shephards. Then, too, sitting on your back patio enjoying the warmth of the sun and friendship you both extended so unselfishly was always a treat. May the good times and many blessings he brought to you and the family keep you remembering and enjoying those thoughts of Jerry, who, in my book, was a good strong man.
Wayne Gruber, Naples FL

Susan Savastuk

February 22, 2018

Jane and family,
Your friends from the IU Health Bloomington Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group send our sincere condolences for the loss of your Jerry. We hold you close to our hearts.

Frank Lester

February 22, 2018

Dear Jane and family, Diana and I wish to extend our sincerest condolences for your loss of Jerry. Jerry and I were colleagues in the School of Education for 26 years and during that time I developed a real admiration for his commitment to his students. He also was a real trailblazer in the use of computers for instruction. IU is a better place because of Jerry's 40-year tenure there and all of us who knew him are better people for having had the benefit of his insights and dedication. Frank Lester and Diana Lambdin