Caleb McIntosh
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"Our son died on his own battlefield.  He was killed in action fighting a civil war.  He fought against adversaries that were as real to him as his casket is real to us.  They were powerful adversaries. They took toll of his energies and endurance. They exhausted the last vestiges of his courage and strength.  At last these adversaries overwhelmed him.  And it appeared that he lost the war. But did he? I see a host of victories that he has won!

For one thing -- he has won our admiration -- because even if he lost the war, we give him credit for his bravery on the battlefield.  And we give him credit for the courage and pride and hope that he used as his weapons as long as he could.  We shall remember not his death, but his daily victories gained through his kindnesses and thoughtfulness, through his love for family and friends, for animals, children and music, for all things beautiful, lovely and honorable.  We shall remember the many days that he was victorious over overwhelming odds. 

We shall remember not the years we thought he had left, but the intensity with which he lived the years he had!
Only God knows what this child of His suffered in the silent skirmishes that took place in his soul.  But our consolation is that God does know and understands!"

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Tributes and Condolences
Eternal God and Father   / Mom
Eternal God and Father look in mercy on those who remember Caleb before you. Let not the manner of his death cloud the good memories of his life. For Caleb the trials of this world are over and death is past. Accept from us all that we feel ev...  Continue >>
Tonight he laid himself to sleep   / Mom (Love you Buddy )
Tonight he laid himself to sleep :Broke the promises he could not keep :Left the lonely world to share :All the pain he could not bare :Amy Miller
O Death, where is your victory...?   / Fr. Gene Pistacchio, Ofm (Franciscan Priest and friend of the family. )
Caleb, as a budding young man, you had such potential as you were barely heading off to college in May of 2004. I was told you were a kind, helpful and thoughtful person, assisting your family and neighbors when needed. What would you have accomplis...  Continue >>
A funeral homily For Caleb by Father Gene Pistacchio, ofm   / Mom
A funeral homily for Caleb McIntosh – June 3, 2004 Delivered by Fr. Gene Pistacchio, ofm   Wendy, John, Evan, Melissa, Kimberly and Dylan, we come into this sacred place to stand by you during a tragic time in your life; a time that came upon...  Continue >>
Caleb, My Other Son   / Chris Maher (like a mom )
Oh, how I miss him!  If I could pick one time in my life to go back to, it would be a day when Caleb was at our house with Jason.  Asking it there were any of my bisquits left, tossing Ryan and Kait in the air, helping them touch the ceilin...  Continue >>
In loving memory  / Mom     Read >>
Just to be with you again - Lionel Richie  / Mom     Read >>
Though I chose death instead of pointless pain  / Mom     Read >>
Our Warrior Son  / Mom     Read >>
A prayer for all of us.  / Mom     Read >>
Thanks / Therapydoc Dr (friend of Wendy )    Read >>
Storm By Lighthouse  / Caleb's Mom     Read >>
Prayer by Thomas Merton  / Mom     Read >>
Happy Birthday, Caleb!  / Andria Renner (admirer)    Read >>
With Love  / Anonymous     Read >>
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His legacy
In his memory  
We will always remember Caleb for his laughter, his jokes, and his love of his family.  I can still see him doing his funny little "happy dance" in the kitchen the day he received the letter from Marshall University with his dorm assignment.  He was a little boy always on the move - he broke more than he fixed, but it never mattered to us.  He was into everything.  If you couldn't find something - ask Caleb - he knew where everything was!!! 
He was loyal and dedicated to his friends.  He always gave 200% when it came to getting the job done.  Everyone he ever worked for said he was the best employee they ever had.  He loved babies and children.  I can still hear the little girls from next door (ages 5 and 3) coming over to ask if Caleb (age 18) could come out and play.  He loved his niece Keara dearly.  When no one else could get her to sleep, Caleb always could.  He didn't get to meet his nephew Jay, but they would have been wonderful buddies - they are so much alike. 
We don't know why he left us, we now understand the pain he was in emotionally, but we weren't given the chance to help him because he never told us.  We will miss him to the depths of our souls forever.  Peace sweet son.  Love Mom
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