Merton Ingrahm

Merton Clarence "Mert" Ingrahm Jr.

Saturday, February 1st, 1930 - Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Merton “Mert” C. Ingrahm Jr.
January 21, 2020
Merton C. Ingrahm Jr., of Deland, Florida formerly of Syracuse, New York passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday. Born on February 1, 1930 he was the son of Hulda (Bechert) and Merton Ingrahm. Merton attended North High School followed by his enlistment in the United States Navy as a submariner. He is a veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service he graduated from Syracuse University in 1957. Merton was self-employed at Circle Auto Supply on Syracuse's Northside for many years. He was a member at the American Legion and Lorton Lake Association in Williamstown, New York. Merton volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was eager to offer assistance to neighbors and friends whenever possible.

Upon his retirement, he and his wife relocated to Deland, Florida where he was actively involved at Hidden Hills Association.

He was predeceased by his son, Scott; two sisters, Flora and June; his former wife, Elizabeth. He leaves his three children, Lisa (Leif) Kallquist of Dewitt, NY, Susan (Dennis) Kelly of Bedford, NH and Steven (Tina) Ingrahm of Lafayette, LA; his wife, Lois and her three children, Keith (Georgia), Richard and Patricia;his grandchildren were very special to him and they include: Mckenzie, Tyler, Kristin, Lauren and Shaylyn.

Merton's family, especially his devoted wife, Lois is indebted to VITAS Healthcare and Concierge Caregivers for the constant, professional and personal care provided. Special recognition to "Q" and Dave for their friendship and kindness. Tammy from Woodland Towers was an enormous source of support as well.

A graveside service with military honors will be Friday July 3, at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery..The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to: ALSAC/St. Jude's Children's Hospital. 501 St. Jude's Place. Memphis, TN 38105
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, July 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, July 3rd, 2020 10:00am
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    800 Grant Blvd.
    SYRACUSE, NY 13203
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  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    800 Grant Blvd.
    SYRACUSE, NY 13203
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Gail A Loomis

Posted at 07:40pm
As the granddaughter of Florence and Floyd (Dick) O'Hara who were very close friends of Hulda and Merton, Sr., I do remember Merton, Jr. My mother, Helen O'Hara Ashcroft was a friend of his sisters, Flora and June. Merton would usually be in touch with my uncle, Richard (Dick) O'Hara , and aunt, Nona O'Hara, each May to make sure that his parent's' graves were "decorated" on Memorial /Decoration Day. (They are buried in the Marathon, NY, cemetery, near the O'Haras.) Although I didn't know Merton all that well, should any of his family members be interested in information about the O'Hara friendships, please feel free to contact me. I am very sorry for your loss; I remember him as a friendly, smiling person, and I imagine you all miss him very much.

Gail Ashcroft Loomis,, 607-753-9024, Homer, NY and Englewood, FL.

Susan Ingrahm-Kelly

Posted at 02:08pm
Dad, we feel your presence, and feel so very grateful for your love and support throughout the years. Very happy to have visited you at Lorton Lake and then Deland for joyful memories and lots of laughter. You could always be counted on to be a thoughtful, and fun-loving host and you are missed dearly. With deep love and affection, Susan, Lisa, Steve and families

Keith Lesh

Posted at 08:00am
Mert, you are missed. A little time has passed, and that makes it easier to reflect on all of the good times. Our trips to Finger Lakes and Vernon Downs for horse racing, our time spent together at Lorton Lake, our trip to Niagara Falls, our time spent in Florida, our many conversations on a variety of subjects, I always enjoyed our time together and my heart goes out to his children and my mom, as I know it is a void that will never be filled.
Keith and Georgia

Susan Ingrahm-Kelly Posted at 02:09pm

Thank you for your kind words Keith and Georgia!

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