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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