Edward Demarest MacIntyre

November 6, 1933October 15, 2020
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Edward Demarest MacIntyre, age 86, of Phoenix, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on November 6, 1933 to the late Myron Westervelt and Miriam Euphemia (Demarest) MacIntyre in New York City, NY. He attended Grover Cleveland High School; then furthered his education at Upsala College. On February 9, 1969, he married Helen Ruth Chadwick in St, Mark Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ. Edward owned and operated Eddie’s Tavern for 36 and 1/2 years. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Masonic Lodge PVST#29, AZ Veterans Hall of Fame, and a regular attendee at St. Mark Lutheran Church.

He enjoyed helping others. Edward volunteered at the Phoenix VA Medical Center for 45 years and also the Tucson VA Medical Center for 28 years. He dedicated his life to not only being a great husband, dad, grandpa, but he served the Marine Corps League with his whole heart. Edward joined in 1971 and said he could not be real active. However, after while he took a local office and worked his way up to being the National Commandant of the Marine Corps League in 1985-86, When he left that office, he served as Paymaster for Department of Arizona, MCL for 22 years. He served 10 years as the President of the National Marine of the Year Society. He was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in 2002. He also was Department of Arizona Marine of the Year, 1978, National Marine of the Year, MCL 1988, Mason of the Year, PVST#29 Masonic Lodge, 2007.

Edward is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 51 years, Helen; sister, Marjorie Duffy (Ed); step children: James J. Amich, Deborah Vasquez, R. Michael Amich; grandchildren, Stacey Amich Francis, Gabriel Vasquez, Marisa Cloud (Jonathan), Jeffrey Amich (Tia); several great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandchildren Jeremy Amich and Elizabeth Ann Amich.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2450 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022 with the Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 am; Committal Service with Military Honors will follow at 12:30 pm at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edward’s honor may be made to the Old Breed Detachment, MCL, Stan Roth Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 6325 Glendale, AZ 85312-6325 or PVST29 Masonic George Washington Oratorical Contest. PVST#29 Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 54155, Phoenix, AZ 85078.


  • Old Breed Detachment, MCL, Stan Roth Scholarship Fund
  • PVST29 Masonic George Washington Oratorical Contest c/o PVST#29 Masonic Lodge


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

  • Committal Service with Military Honors

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020


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Mimi Duffy Maher

October 21, 2020

I remember being so excited to see Uncle Eddie when he’d come home to visit his Mom, our Nana with arms full with gifts for each one of his Duffy nieces and nephews! It didn’t last long as his sister Marjorie, our Mom and Edward, our Dad told him to stop. As our family kept growing it became ridiculous! Lol!
There were so many stories growing up of him doing crazy things as a teenager, like hiding in the front seat driving the car as his buddies sat in the back seat and told him where to turn and when to stop so it looked like no one was driving the car!
I also remember visiting Aunt Helen and Uncle Eddie in Phoenix as a teenager and walking down the street right into a low hanging parking sign! He made me laugh with a funny comment even though it hurt like hell! We could always count on Uncle Eddie’s sense of humor to lighten the mood in any situation!
With the width of the country separating him and Aunt Helen from us, their visits East were always a pleasure. We all loved him so much and are so sad for Aunt Helen's loss of the love of her life.


October 21, 2020

My grandfather was the best grandfather any kid could ask for and I will miss him dearly.

I miss you Grandpa

Cindy Murphy

October 20, 2020

So sorry for your loss, but rest assured Ed & Clover are smiling down on all of us tonight. We always had a good time with you and Ed in Arizona at Moms and then at Clo & Bills. Lots of laughs for sure ! So when you get sad remember to look up !
❤️ Cindy & Pat.

Daniel Hake

October 20, 2020

In recent years Eddie and I shared work in setting up and more often taking down the Lodge furniture after a meeting.
We also chuckled at our advanced ages, being a little older than most.
I will miss him. The Lodge will miss him. And his family will miss him.
God bless you, Eddie. May you have great activities with the Great Architect.

Family Of Eddie Mac

October 20, 2020

For all that are unable to attend and wish to watch the services the link is attached below. You will need to setup a free zoom account to watch the live version. This will be recorded but we are unaware at this time how to share the recording after the ceremony.

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Kristil Hightower

October 20, 2020

Edward MacIntyre unofficially adopted me as his play daughter, after working at the VA together. I was struggling and he made it his mission to make sure that I kept pushing forward. He was the dad I never had, and I will miss his wit, his humor, his honesty, support, encouragement, and unconditional love. Dad always sent what he called "snail mail" when his computer wasn't working, and I could count on a special card for my birthday and all holidays. Dad was always encouraging to work things out in my relationship and was so proud of my son graduating high school and continuing on to college. He was at every surgery, and would not leave my side until he knew I was going to be okay. I love you and I will miss you, dearly, Dad. Thank you for 7 years of a dream come true.


October 20, 2020

Many years ago Dad MacIntyre helped many young men in DeMolay showing strength through kindness. This is the memory that I have always had of Dad Mac

Bryan Cooper-Keeble

October 19, 2020

Brother Eddie and his wife Helen came on the Masonic tour of UK & Ireland in 2004. They helped make the tour a great Masonic success.
Eddie was a Mason's Man in every possible way.
He has earned the respect of all Masons.
We will truly miss his wry smile and hearty greeting.
Travel safely my worthy Brother.
Bryan Cooper-Keeble PM

Kenneth Cuchiara

October 19, 2020

Eddie was one of the greatest men I have ever met! He lead by example and was a true hero! I will always have the greatest memories of him! He always greeted you with a smile and handshake! Thank you Eddie for your great service to our Country and to your friends and family! R.I.P. our dear Brother!

Marjorie Duffy

October 19, 2020

Dear Eddie,
As we made the journey of growing up together as brother and sister, it wasn't always as loving as it should have been at first. However, we weathered the storm of our parents' divorce after a pretty nice childhood. As time went by and we grew older, we found that we had more in common and found a loving bond. When you married Helen on OUR 12th wedding anniversary, it was such a surprise and honor. We could never get together as often as we would have liked, but when we did, it was a joy - our visits to Phoenix, your coming East for our children's weddings, our 50th were always a loving and loyal little brother as well as a grand Marine! It's hard to believe that you have passed on, but we'll meet again. We loved you and will miss you sorely!

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