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Charles (Chuck) Joseph Ingerson passed away in Kingsland on Oct. 28, 2019. Born Dec. 16, 1944, in Rochester, N.Y., he was the natural son of Joseph Ingerson and Flora (Peri) Boire, adopted by stepmother Helen Knapp.

He was a graduate of State University of New York, Oneota with Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society honors in history and English and a prolific writer of prose and poetry. He had a long and distinguished employment in secondary education, state of New York with advanced professional certificate and college professor with the state of Maryland; state contracting officer; cost and price analyst; ethics officer; small business advocate; grants administrator; contract specialist for Department of Defense in Frederick, Md., and Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. Honors and achievements include Greater Rochester, N.Y, Chamber of Commerce president, Irondequoit chapter, and National Contracts Management Association (NCMA) fellow with multiple published articles.

Chuck was especially known for his devotion to the international Red Cross, for whom he served for more than 60 years in the Philippines and USA; motivational speaker and business owner; avid wildlife photographer; daily golfer; founder and president for Vietnam Veteran College Students as well as a world competitive racing yacht sailor in his early life.

Chuck worked in the world of intel following his honorable service with the U.S. Navy. He served as a senior instructor at the noncommissioned officer academy, master sergeant. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, he served as Sunday school president, Kingsland stake high council greater than 20 years and employment specialist for his ward.

Chuck was predeceased by his parents, leaving behind his spouse, Joyce Rider of 50 years of marriage in addition to two sons, Drs. Marc-Charles (Sarah) Ingerson of Provo, Utah, and Morgen (Katherine) Ingerson of Athens, and three grandchildren. He is also survived by two siblings, Terry and Joanne, and a stepsister Heather, plus many friends from all walks of life.

No funeral will be held at his request. A simple military service will be held at his resting place of Utah Veterans Cemetery in Bluffdale, Utah.

Arrangements are made by Coastal Camden Funeral Home.

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