Dr. James Ingrassia Charleston - Dr. James R. Ingrassia, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Hospice of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Jim was born on June 18, 1941 in Lorain, Oho, son of the late Angela Markovich Ingrassia and the late Sebastian Ingrassia. He graduated from The Ohio State University with degrees in pharmacy, and a Doctorate in Dentistry. Jim held the rank of Capitan in the US Air Force, and served as a dentist in Austin, Texas. Jim moved to Charleston, SC, to further his education and received his Doctorate of Oral Surgery from MCSC in Charleston, SC. Jim has suffered from Parkinson's disease and other medical problems which resulted in his passing. Jim has resided in various assisted living facilities for the past five years, and was bedridden for the past two years. Prior to entering assisted living, Jim was an avid traveler and enjoyed fine food and wine. Jim was a devout Catholic and a member of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, SC. Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Elizabeth Ingrassia; his parents and his brother Keith. Jim is survived by his brother, Alan Ingrassia, of Florida; two nieces and one nephew. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 21, 2017, at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, James Island, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cathedral Parish, 120 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.com. Arrangements entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley Chapel, 2501 Bees Ferry Road Charleston, South Carolina, 29414, 843-722-8371. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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Published in Charleston Post & Courier from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2017.