Cedric Owen Tingley

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Tingley, Cedric Owen

Cedric Owen Tingley died peacefully at home in Orchard Park, NY on March 13, 2017, six days shy of his 100th birthday. He was proceeded in death by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Schuster Tingley of Cranston, Rhode Island, and is survived by their six adult children, Denise and Don Massey, Greg and Patty Tingley, Jeff and and Joanne Tingley, Marcy and Jim Raborn, Daryl and Jeff Luthy, and Brad Tingley. He is also survived by his 13 grandchildren: Kristi Clifton, Rodney Massey, Kylee Rainville, Lacey Roache, Jody Dowdy, Whitney Jacobi, Rick Tingley, Kimmer Witt, Jef Tingley, Lee Mitchell, Kasey Kasten, Steven Luthy, and Scott Luthy; 11 great grandchildren: Madison, Morgan, Cannon, Ebin, Ashlin, Austin, Devin, Rylin, Robert, Reata, Jacquie; and two great-great grandchildren: Tyler and Cadence. In addition, Cedric is also survived by his wife of ten years, Mary Bouchert Tingley of Orchard Park, New York and her four adult children, Clark Nicklas, Beth Nicklas, John Nicklas, and Nancy and Joseph Enis, along with her six grandchildren; David Nicklas, Steven Nicklas, Alex Ribner, Lauren Ribner, Ozzie Enis and Talulah Enis; and five great grandchildren: Addison, Riley, Nathaniel, Amelia, and Henry.

Ced was born on March 19, 1917 in Littleton, Maine the third of Roscoe and Mary Tingley's five sons. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, training pilots on the B-25 Mitchell Bomber. A machinist by trade, he moved his family to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1950 where he worked for ACF until its closure. He then worked for General Electric where he retired as a foreman in 1982. For the next fifteen years, Ced worked part-time at Massey Auto, continuing to spend his summers at the "Annex", his summer home in the Village of Waterford, Maine. In 2006, he married Mary Nicklas Bouchert and relocated to her home in the beautiful town of Orchard Park, New York.

Throughout Ced's long life, he was devoted to and loved his family, cherished his friends, and enjoyed his favorite pastimes. He loved dirt bike riding and rode regularly well into his 80's. An avid pool player, he took great pleasure in playing pool with his sons, other family members, and buddies at the senior citizen center. Ced was a man of solid faith and strong convictions. He was a longtime member of First Congregational Church in Albuquerque and attended Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. He always believed in giving back and regularly contributed to several charitable organizations.

A humble man of integrity, Ced gave generously of his wisdom, wit, laughter and love. He will be missed by all whose path he crossed.

He will be interred with military honors at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. To pay tribute to Ced's life, the family requests a donation to the in his name.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 2, 2017