Steven E. MacIntyre ’72 died on February 2, 2023, in Beaver Dam, Arizona.
(The following was provided by Legacy Remembers in February 28, 2023:)
Steven Edmund MacIntyre (“Steve”) died at the age of 72 at his home in Beaver Dam, Arizona, on Wednesday, February 2, 2023, of natural causes.
Steve was born in Boston, MA, on June 2, 1950, to William Edmund MacIntyre and Kathleen Teresa Kelly, both of Dorchester, MA. After the family moved to Geneva, Switzerland, Steve completed his high school education at Villa St. Jean International School in Fribourg, Switzerland, in 1968 and earned a bachelor of arts degree in history and government from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, in 1972.
After several years as a newspaper reporter at the Lewiston (ME) Daily Sun and a run for the house of representatives in Maine, Steve entered the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1979, earning an MBA in 1981. During his career as an investment banker, Steve worked for E. F. Hutton in public finance, at The Claremont Group in private equity, and at The Geneva Companies in mergers and acquisitions. In 1984, Steve married Lisa Whyte at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City. They lived on Central Park West at 104th Street in a prewar apartment they thoughtfully renovated. The couple separated in 1991 and later divorced.
On August 1, 1998, Steve and Deborah Smith (“Debbie”) were married at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, MD. The family of Steve, Debbie, and Debbie’s two children Cole and Amanda lived in Wilton, CT. He lovingly embraced his new role as a father with passion and enthusiasm, bonding with his children over a shared love for music, animals, and the outdoors.
Steve was an avid skier and motorcyclist and throughout his life, enjoying many family ski vacations and European motorcycle tours with life-long friends from Villa St. Jean and Columbia University. He also had great compassion for animals and adopted at least twelve abandoned dogs during his fifteen years at his home in Arizona. This home, near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, had an excellent well despite the arid surrounds and he turned it into an oasis for migrating birds, animals, and friends. His greatest joy was his stepchildren and Steve was delighted with the arrival of his first grandson, Roy Smith, in November of 2022 and the upcoming birth of his daughter’s first child next month.
Steve is survived by his stepson, Zachary Cole Smith (“Cole”) of Pasadena, CA, his stepdaughter, Amanda Payson Skiba (“Amanda”) of Littleton, CO, and his brother, Donald W. MacIntyre (“Don”) of Reading, PA. He was predeceased by his brother Richard J. MacIntyre (“Dick”) in 1990.