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Leo 'Pop' Ingerson

September 2, 2018

Leo 'Pop' IngersonLeo "Pop" Ingerson, 93, passed away at his home on Mutton Lane, Clayton on Sunday morning, September 2, 2018, surrounded by his family.

At his request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery will be at the convenience of his family. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Leo was born in Clayton on July 3, 1925, son of Stanley M. and Elwina M. Pelow Ingerson and he attended Clayton schools. On June 29, 1943 he entered the US Navy. He served on four different ships as a gunner and during his service to his country, he received the American Theatre, European, Asiatic Pacific, and Victory Medals. He was honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class on March 24, 1946.

On April 16, 1948 he married Helen R. "Hellie" Slate in the rectory of St. Mary's Church with Rev. George E. Racette officiating. Hellie passed on December 3, 2012.

After his service in the Navy, Pop worked with his father, Stan, and his brother, Gerald, and was a welder at Frinks SnoPlow, working nights. He then started his own business, Leo Ingerson Contracting. He worked full time at his contracting business until 1988, but never really retired fully. Leo was a 74 year member of American Legion Colon Post 821. Pop was very much loved by his family and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening and was an avid NY Yankees fan. His interest in fishing was written up in 1995 in Outdoor Life Magazine and in 2002 in New York Game and Fish Magazine.

He is survived by his son, Leo "Todd" Ingerson and wife, Faye E., Clayton; daughter, April J. Ingerson and companion, Bernie Laplante, Chaumont; four grandchildren, Lauri Lin Namisnak, Ami J. Schnauber, and Jamie J. and Brian M. Ingerson; seven great grandchildren, Mary, Tristen, Harrison, Noah, Hannah, Micah "Mikey", and Leah "Blondie"; sister, Mary Lu Muggleton and husband, Christopher, Clayton Center; two sisters-in-law, Betty Ingerson, Clayton and Connie Ingerson, Tiroli; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his wife, Helen, Leo was predeceased by his three brothers, Robert, Richard, and S. Gerald Ingerson.

In lieu of flowers, Pop's family would like contributions in his name to the Clayton Food Pantry, c/o St. Mary's Church, 521 James St., Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#12 M/M Roland VanDeusen 2018-09-06 10:56
Our deepest condolences to the whole Ingerson Family.
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#11 Danielle Laplante 2018-09-05 23:07
I am very sorry for your loss. May you take comfort in knowing that he is never very far away. Love, Danielle, Nathan and Timmy
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#10 Janine LaClair 2018-09-05 21:14
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Cherish your memories and keep his spirit with you. Keeping you and Bernie in my thoughts at this difficult time.
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#9 DeeDee Streets/Fulle 2018-09-05 14:18
So sorry April, Todd and family for the passing of Leo.
He was a great guy. I used to love running into him at the corner gas station and visit with him. I loved both Leo and Hellie they were a wonderful couple. Rest in peace Leo, now you are with Hellie.
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#8 Steve Yazell 2018-09-05 09:09
I am very sorry for your loss.
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#7 Ken Gleason 2018-09-05 07:02
He was a very special man. Always and forever will hold a piece of my heart. Will miss you my friend. Rerest in peace.
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#6 Sue Wood 2018-09-05 06:45
April, I was so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Your dad was a wonderful man, always so thoughtful & generous. He & Hellie are together again.
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#5 Laura S 2018-09-04 23:19
You will be missed Pop, huge Hellie tight ❤
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#4 Darlene Barbrow 2018-09-04 21:15
April i am so sorry to hear about your dad. i miss you my friend.
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#3 Mike & Sandy Ivey 2018-09-04 20:54
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and sending prayers.
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