James M. Lingel

Walnut Creek, California


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James M LingelNovember 22, 1931 - February 22, 2014Resident of Clayton, CAJames M Lingel passed away peacefully February 22,2014 following a short illness. He was born in Buffalo and raised in Kenmore, New York by his parents Laura and Donald Lingel. A graduate of Cornell University, Class of...

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The Lingels and the Hutts lived about 300 yards from each other in Deerhurst Park, Kenmore, New York. Jim and my older brother, Henry Hutt, were playmates from their early childhood, classmates through high school, and close friends throughout life. One of my earliest memories of Jim and Henry was when they taught me and my classmate Joan Hammil (who Jim subsequently married) how to tie our shoelaces when we were in kindergarten and they were in second grade. They remained good friends...

Jim was Team Captain during my first year at Cornell. I remember him as a warm gracious teammate who always had time to talk to a lowly Freshman.

My thoughts are with you, and the Cornell Track community.

Please accept our deepest sympathies from the California Seals Booster Club.