William E. Ingersoll

  • Born: July 27, 1948
  • Died: December 21, 2015
  • Location: Ava, New York

Trainor Funeral Home Inc

143 Schuyler Street
Boonville, NY 13309

Tel. (315) 942-2233

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ava- William E. Ingersoll, 67, of Krupp Road, husband of Janette, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015, at Rome Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. He was born in Norwich, NY, on July 27, 1948, a son of Thomas D. and Eleanor Knowlton Ingersoll, Sr, growing up in Hartwick, NY, and in Poland, NY, where he graduated from high school, with the Class of 1966. Thereafter he was employed as a plumber's apprentice. On March 4, 1968, Mr. Ingersoll enlisted in the U.S. Army; in April, 1968, he reenlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served his country during a 20 year Airforce career, until his honorable discharge on June 30, 1988. While in the Air Force, he attended college earning an Associate's Degree in Aero Technology. During his military career, Airman Ingersoll was stationed at various Air Force bases until 1972-1974, when he was stationed in Viet Nam, serving as an aircraft mechanic on the aircraft supply line, during the Vietnam War. Afterwards, Airman Ingersoll continued his service as an aircraft mechanic at Dover DE Air Force Base, Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, Keflavik Air Force Base, Iceland, before returning to Griffiss Air Force Base, where he was discharged with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. From 1989-92, Mr. Ingersoll was employed in the country of Saudi Arabia, as an aircraft mechanic for Al Salam Aircraft Co. Ltd. During that time he was employed as a civilian on the air craft supply line which was participating in the Persian Gulf Operation Desert Storm War. In 1992, he and his family settled at his present home in the Town of Ava, and for several years he was employed as a truck driver for his brother, Tom, at Ingersoll Rollback Trucking Co. of Poland. On November 9, 1974, Mr. Ingersoll was united in marriage with Janette A. Valencourt, at Griffiss Airforce Base Chapel in Rome. He greatly enjoyed being a hobby farmer, raising chickens, and keeping honey bees. He also enjoyed fishing, especially teaching his grandchildren how to fish. In addition to his wife, Janette, Bill is survived by one daughter, Heather Ingersoll, Ava; two grandsons, Branson S. Platt and Bret M. Platt; three brothers, Thomas D. Jr. Cape Vincent, NY, James (Dawn), Herkimer, Brian (Mary), Poland; one sister, Kay DeGarmo, Fayetteville, NC. He was predeceased by a sisters Patricia Lotoski and Sue Meagley. Calling hours will be Saturday 2-4 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where a funeral service will begin at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to West Leyden Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 205, West Leyden, NY 13489.


Condolence & Memory Journal

There will be a get together after the service at the VFW on Park Ave in Boonville.

Posted by Heather Ingersoll    December 24, 2015

Heather... I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Lisa

Posted by Lisa Ellis    December 23, 2015

Heather, I want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I am sorry to hear about your loss of your father. Always remember the good times and keep him in your heart.

Posted by Gerry    December 23, 2015