SHUTESBURY - Richard W. Ingersoll, 78, of 11 North Laurel Drive Extension, died Nov. 24, 2012 in Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
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He was born in Dayton, N.Y., April 3, 1934, the son of Richard and Viola (Lietz) Ingersoll. He was educated in New York schools and graduated from Spring Valley High School and later, Erie Tech.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Richard married the former Cheryl Wolfram, May 4, 1985 in the First Congregational Church, Greenfield.
He was the founder of Yankee Self-Storage and Movers in Greenfield. He also worked as a self-employed building contractor.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Greenfield and a member of the Endowment Fund.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Wolfram) Ingersoll of Shutesbury; three sons, Timothy Ingersoll and his wife Wendy of Greenfield, Richard Ingersoll Jr. of New York, and Thomas Warnes and his wife Christine of New York; two brothers, Eugene Ingersoll and his wife Mary Jane of New York and Gale Ingersoll and wife Marcia of New York, and one sister, Sandra Lundberg of New York. He is also survived by five bonus (step) children, Debra Mathy and husband Dale of South Carolina, Sherry Hager and husband Chip of Colrain, Lynn Wiles of Northampton, Keith Wiles of Greenfield and Kevin Wiles and his wife Lisa of Agawam. He also leaves many, many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church in Greenfield with the Rev. Mark Lawrence officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in East Shelburne Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Congregational Church Endowment Fund, 43 Silver St., Greenfield, Mass. 01301, or to the Shutesbury Community Church, Shutesbury, Mass. 01072.
Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of Sympathy available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Recorder on Nov. 28, 2012