On Monday, October 22, 2018, the angels escorted Dolores Estelle McIntosh home to glory.
Born on April 8, 1939 to (the late) Anton Fitzduncan Niles and Lillian Margaret Stubbs Niles, she was the seventh of fourteen children raised in Brooklyn, New York. She attended the local elementary schools and graduated from Girls High School.
In 1960, Dolores married Albert William McIntosh, and through their union, three children were born: Albert, Denise and Kenneth. After separating from her husband, Dolores, while struggling, would make miracles happen to ensure that her children were well taken care of.
As one of her nephews stated, if you knew “Del”, as she was affectionately known, then you knew she was kind, supportive, loving, caring and a no-nonsense person! You knew she baked the best cheesecake in Brooklyn; you knew she loved the Casinos; you knew she would open her home and feed you. Even if there was not much to give, she made sure you had a full stomach. She loved to cook, and she was good at it.
Dolores worked over twenty years with Local 32BJ in the World Trade Center. After retiring, her work did not stop as she continued to make miracles happen for just about anyone she encountered. And she will continue to do so as she will now make miracles from above. She did volunteer work at her grandchildren’s school during bake sales, and arts & crafts events. She also volunteered at the Breast Cancer walks.
Del entered this life as number seven in her family, and held the same position when she transitioned. The number seven is symbolic of perfection, and that is what she was … a perfect mother, a perfect grandmother, a perfect great-grandmother a perfect aunt, a perfect friend.
Dolores put up a four-year battle with her illness, and has now peacefully joined the loved ones who preceded her, including her sisters: Pepsi, Patty, and Skippy; her brothers: Ricky, Shu and Jerry (as they were affectionately known); and her dear friend Roberta Ottley.
Del will be sincerely missed by so many … two sons Albert McIntosh and Kenneth McIntosh; her daughter Denise McIntosh; three sisters: Edith, Dolly and Trudee; four brothers: Anton, John, Arthur and Billy; five grandsons: Warren McIntosh, Vaughn Rhea, Kenny Daniel, Kendl McIntosh and Michael McNeil; two granddaughters: Amber McIntosh and Keandra McIntosh; one great-granddaughter Londyn McIntosh; her nephew Mirkhan Niles; her daughter-in-law Linda McIntosh; a host of adoring nieces and nephews, and her best friend and Atlantic City partner, Ernestine Patterson.