John F. Ingamells
1949 - 2020
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John F. Ingamells
Aug. 29, 1949 - July 23, 2020
John Ingamells, "The Big Man of Jazz and Blues" passed away last week at the age of 70.
Born in Clinton, Iowa to Jack and Arnetta Ingamells, John was raised in Omaha, Portland, and San Lorenzo, Calif., before returning to Portland as a young man. He attended Sabin Elementary, Grant HS, and Chabot College (Hayward, Calif.). He especially relished his San Francisco Bay Area experiences in the late 60's. John had a lifelong passion for music; he played bass guitar with local bands, DJ'd at KMHD, and had an extensive knowledge of jazz and blues. He worked for several years at Glasscraft Studio; his beveled glass windows can be seen in many places in Portland and around the world. He then became a respected head chef at Flying M Resort in Yamhill County, Main Street Grocery in Gresham, and the Riverside Hotel in downtown Portland.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; and is survived by his brother, Doug; and nieces, Brittany, Natalie and Ellen. No service is planned. Memorials may be sent to Oregon Food Bank.
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Published in The Oregonian from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2020.
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August 15, 2020
We will miss you, big guy---your wit, humor, love of music and political commentary.
Rest well --hope you have moved on to something better.
Judi Hessel
August 9, 2020
Dear Doug and family;
We are sincerely sorry for the loss of John. We have many memories of all the fun Parties and gatherings over the years. We especially remember all the good food, champaign and his special sense of humor that John brought to the occasions. We still have our beautiful Champaign flutes that he etched for us. We will miss him!
Love Terri and Frank
Terri and Frank Hoffert
August 6, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss, Doug.
I remember John carrying home that Trombone from Sabin so often. I used to enjoy listening to John's program on KMHD at night as I am a fellow lover of Jazz. Since knowing you both since 1959 or 60 I will always remember the good old days.
Don Lentz
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