Richard H. Ingraham

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 July 2020 at 4:34 pm

Richard IngrahamAmerican flagRichard H. “Dick” Ingraham, 79, of Middleport, died July 3, 2020 at his residence following a brief illness. Dick was born Sept. 23, 1940 in Middleport, a son of Russell and Ruth (Turrell) Ingraham, and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Dick was a United States Navy veteran, having served on a submarine during the mid-1960s, and he was a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Middleport Fire Department for over 30 years and a member of the UAW Local #686. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and bowling. Above all, Dick enjoyed being around his family and friends and got along with everyone.

Mr. Ingraham was predeceased by his daughter, Tracy Jones; and his siblings, Terry Ingraham, Dorothy Webber, Edith Gilbert and Marie Lozaw.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol; daughter, Michelle (Jeffrey) Kinney of Lockport; son-in-law, Jessie Jones of Tennessee; grandchildren, Jeremy (Kristen) Ingraham, Colton Kinney, Devon (Jeremy) Decker, Rowdy Jones, Seth Jones and Noah Jones; great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Madelyn and Gemma; as well as several nieces and nephews, including Cindy Cornelius, who was a very special caregiver.

The family will receive friends at Bates, Wallace and Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, on Wed., July 8 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. With restrictions on social gatherings still in place, you will be required to wear a face mask to enter the funeral home, and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Middleport Fire Department, 28 Main St., Middleport NY 14105.

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