Ivan L. Inglis, 92, passed away on May 4th at the home he and his wife shared with their daughter and her family in Middleborough. He died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.
Born in Brockton, Ivan was the son of the late George K. Inglis and Norma (Loring) Inglis. He graduated from Rockland High School and entered Boston College before leaving to serve in the U.S. Navy as a medic during WWII. Upon his return home, he graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business School.
He was employed for many years as a Purchasing Agent by Mutron Corporation of Brockton. After retiring, he became a realtor affiliated with Rosen Realty of Whitman.
Music was his lifelong passion; he spent many years singing with the choir at All Saints Parish in Whitman and performing with the Crystal-Aires, a barbershop chorus in Palm Harbor, Florida. He never failed to find time for golf or Patriots games.
He was active in the American Legion Post #22 in Whitman, serving in many capacities and eventually becoming a District Commander. He held many positions in the Society of Forty and Eight, Plymouth Voiture, and he was a retired member of the Whitman Jaycees.
Ivan is survived by the love of his life, Marilyn (Peabody) Inglis to whom he was married 67 years. They resided in Whitman until their retirement, when they shared their time between Palm Harbor, Florida, and Middleborough.
He is also survived by his children; Stephen of Kennebunkport ME, Thomas and his wife Louise of Biddeford ME, Lynn (Inglis) Walsh of Bridgewater, and Patricia (Inglis) Birk-Smith and her husband Thomas of Middleborough. He also leaves 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by a brother, George L. Inglis of Whitman, and a sister, Margery (Inglis) Pearson of Brockton.
Visitation will be on Monday, May 14th from 4:00-7:00PM in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth St. (Rte. 58 at the rotary circle) Whitman. His funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 15th at 11:00AM in the All Saints Episcopal Church, 44 Park Ave, Whitman. Burial will follow in the Colebrook Cemetery, Whitman
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
The Ivan Inglis Memorial Fund: For Elder and Dementia Ministry programs of All Saints Parish. Proceeds from this fund will support parish families impacted by dementia; monthly caregiver programs; and community outreach to those impacted by dementia. Donations payable to All Saints Parish Inglis Fund.