Rev. C. Joseph Ingraham
Ingraham, Rev. C. Joseph NORTH GREENBUSH On April 10, 2017, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, the Reverend C. Joseph Ingraham, took his journey to his Heavenly home. He is a man that will be missed immensely. He had a genuine love and kindness for anyone he came across and a hug that was infectious and full of warmth. We are proud of the Pastor he was, and still continues to be through the people of his parishes. The Holy Spirit spoke through him, which was evident through the many churches in which he was able to fill the pews week after week. We will miss him with all of our heart, but know that he is in a place of love, kindness, warmth and peace. The Reverend C. Joseph Ingraham, affectionately called Pastor Joe, was born in Poughkeepsie on January 21, 1932, to Clarence Arthur Ingraham Jr. and Marguerite Ingraham O'Neil. He lived in Poughkeepsie until he was 14, at which time he moved with his mother and stepfather, Raymond O'Neil, to Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. This town and the people around it became and still are a very important part of our family. Pastor Joe became very active in his years at Foxcroft Academy which lead him to The College of Emporia in Kansas. There, he met the love of his life and wife of 58 years, Mary Kurtz. He knew at first sight that he loved Mary and on June 22, 1958 after his graduation from Drew Theological Seminary, they married. This was not only the beginning of a couple's life together but also the beginning of Pastor Joe's life-long commitment to ministering, teaching, and counseling. With a degree in Counseling Psychology, this man touched many lives both through his ministry and also through his work as a Psychology Professor in various Junior colleges. His life was dedicated to sharing the joy and comfort felt when God is brought into your life. A message he shared with open arms and love. The Reverend C. Joseph Ingraham is survived by his wife, Mary; their four children, Stephen and his wife, Venessa, Joseph "Jay" and his wife, Christine, Christa Shiffer and Marilisa and her husband, Jay Dowling; his stepsister, June Takacs; as well as his 10 grandchildren, Stephen K., Gregory, Jessica, Jason, Samantha, Daniel, Meghan, Anna, Abigail; and Katherine and one great-grandson, Steven. Our family would like to extend a special heartfelt thanks and deepest love and appreciation to the staff of Van Rensselaer Manor. Their love and affection for our Dad and our family showed through the outstanding love and care that they gave. We invite all family and friends to join us in celebrating the ministry and life of a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Visiting hours will be at Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy on Saturday, April 29, from 1-5 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church, 16 Hillcrest Drive, Ravena. In lieu of flowers, our family would be honored if you would make a contribution to one of two organizations that portray our Dad's love for others, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the United Methodist Committee on Relief, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087. To sign the guest book, light a candle or for service directions, visit brycefh.com .
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