CUBA - Max V. Ingalls, 67, of 5387 Hammond Road, Cuba, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (July 24, 2014) at home.
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Born on Oct. 30, 1946, in Cuba, he was a son of Elton B. and Helen M. Farwell Ingalls. On Dec. 5, 1970, in Cuba, he married the former Jeroldine L. Warner, who survives.
Max was a graduate of Cuba Central School, Class of 1964. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army serving from July 10, 1967, until being honorably discharged on July 9, 1969.
After serving in the military, Max began his career with the New York State Police. After working in Norwich for five years he was able to transfer to the Wellsville barracks, then the Fillmore barracks, and finished his career working in the Allegany barracks, retiring in 1990.
After retiring from the New York State Police, Max went to work for the Cuba-Rushford School District where he was a custodian and substitute bus driver, working another ten years before retiring.
He was a member of the Senior Men's Golf League and the Shawn M. Clemens Memorial AmVets Post 1 of Cuba. He also golfed on Mondays with his close friends Pete, Jim and Walt. Max was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed spending time with his family and especially the yearly trip to Mexico. He loved his canine companions Teddy and Jack.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Regina (Paul Astalos) Houston-Dennis of Black Creek; father-in-law, Jerold C. Warner of Cuba; sisters-in-law, Rebecca (Tom) Botens of Lantana, Texas, Cynthia (Carey) Litteer of Hinsdale and Pearl (Pete Peterson) Slowleigh of Portville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Max V. Ingalls II; and a sister, Barbara Sue Ingalls.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service Inc., 9 Bull St., Cuba, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday (July 29, 2014). The Rev. Larry A. Poelma, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery, Cuba.
Memorials if desired may be to
. Online condolences may be sent at www.rinkerfuneralhome.com.
Mark F Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service Inc
9 Bull St Cuba, NY 14727
Published in The Olean Times Herald on July 26, 2014