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Diane McIntosh

Diane McIntosh, of Dade City, Fl., passed away on June 7, 2022, at Southern Pines Healthcare Center in New Port Richey, Fl. She was born to Charles and Pearl Eckman in what is now known as Drew Park, Florida in March of 1945 where her father, who was a MP in the Army, was stationed. The family moved back to New Jersey where she grew up and met her husband, Charles M. McIntosh Jr. They were married in 1963, had two sons and a daughter. They moved to Tampa circa 1973 because of their son’s health issues. In 1993, the whole family relocated to Dade City.

Diane worked as a restaurant General Manager and helped Charles run an auto mechanic shop until his death in 2005. She looked forward to every May when she had her Annual week long vacation on N. Reddington Beach with her family and friends. However, the activity she loved most was playing board games with her grandchildren and their friends.

Diane is preceded by her husband of 41 years, Charles M. McIntosh Jr., brothers, Frederick “Butch” Eckman, Robert Eckman and Richard Eckman, sisters, Teresa Eckman, Cynthia Eckman, Margaret “Maggie” Hom and daughter-in-law, Cynthia G. McIntosh.

She is survived by her sister, Renee Davison of New Jersey, children, Charles “Mike” McIntosh III, David (Melissa)McIntosh of Tennessee and Laura (Gregory) VanHoose of Dade City.

She was affectionally known as Grammies to her 11 grandchildren, Nicole, Andrew (Sadie), Lauren “Dezi” (Jarod), Stephanie (Scott), Anjelica, Mikey, Dustin, Cheyanne (Jason), Cody, Vanessa, Jasmine and her 13 great grandchildren.

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  • Kristie Harrell says:

    Grammies was a ray of sunshine, her smile would light up the room, her laugh would echo for hours. She could always put a smile on your face. I had the wonderful privilege of knowing her when I was a child and was Nicole’s best friend. She wasn’t just Nicole’s Grammies, but she was mine too. I looked forward to playing darts, and card games with her. Oh and her cooking, it was the best. She had so much love in her heart, she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Thinking about Grammies, puts a smile on my face, takes me back to the good old days.
    Love you Grammies,
    Kristie Harrell

  • Stephanie conroy says:

    It’s hard to imagine this life without you. You were always the one person that I always wanted growing up. You were my world and favorite person as long as I can remember. Your house was the first place I wanted to go to when i got home from school. You were always there for me and you have gave me some of the best memories of my life. I will never forget this wonderful times of staying up all night playing games,watching wheel of fortune and NCIS. You will forever live in my heart. I love you so much. I know your watching over us and all your beautiful grandchildren and their kids. I know your finally at peace and back with the love of your life. 💜

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