Norman N. “Neil” Ingerson

Norman N. “Neil” Ingerson, 72, of 8 Crane St., Jamestown, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing.

A lifelong area resident, he was born Sept. 26, 1941, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Norman W. and Eva I. Higgs Ingerson.

He attended Bemus Point Central School and became an artist and soon put his highly skilled gift to work as a spray painter.

From the 1960s through the 1980s, Norman worked for the Jamestown Metal Corporation, Inter Royal Corporation and for the Phoenix Metal Corporation.

Norman spent many of his years helping the poor and needy, especially helping to feed many children in the community. He also loved spending time in the woods hunting and fishing.

Over the years his travels took him to Texas, Kentucky, Virginia, Florida and the Carolinas.

Surviving are his wife, Rose Pellerino Ingerson of Jamestown; two sons: Todd A. Ingerson of Kennedy, N.Y. and Barry M. Ingerson of Jamestown; seven grandchildren: Constance Ingerson of Houston, Texas, Andrew Cessna of Jamestown, Joshua and Jordan Ingerson, both of Kennedy, Jon Scott of Celoron, N.Y., and Andrea and Brittany Ingerson, both of Jamestown; two great-grandchildren: Zek and Emmy; and three sisters: Eileen Kovel of Jamestown, Elaine Ingerson of Kiantone and Kathleen A. Lawson of Warren, Pa.

The funeral will be held at 5 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Nathan Bailey of the Park United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Allen Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 4-5 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the St. Susan Center, 31 Water St., Jamestown, NY 14701 or to the Jamestown Boys and Girls Club, 62 Allen St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Norman at www.lindfuneralhome.com.