In Memoriam


Robert James "Rob" Ingham

(1977 - 2003)









HORNELL -- On Tuesday (July 29, 2003) in his parent's home on Fulton Street in Hornell, Robert James Ingham, 25, left us suddenly after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving friends and family.

Rob was born on Dec. 8, 1977, to Charles and Kathleen Fahl Ingham of Hornell. He graduated from Hornell Senior High School in 1997. He was always grateful for his relationship with "The Sidewalk Gang."

He had been an employee of Wal-Mart in Hornell, later relocating to Nashville, Tenn., where he devoted his spare time and energy to his one true love, music. He then returned to Hornell and was employed at Gunlocke in Wayland. Most recently Rob worked at Riverside Pets as a store clerk.

In this, as in any endeavor he found himself, Robert was a pillar of strength and compassion to his friends and family. His smile and sense of humor brought joy to many hearts in his community. He taught many of us the true meaning of courage.

Those who knew Rob will remember with great fondness his love of music, which he shared with many old friends and new friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Fahl; and his aunt, Mary Jane Rokenbrod.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Michael (Angela) Ingham of Picayunne, Miss., and Thomas (Marian Turoski) Ingham of Gary, N.C.; niece, Keaton Ingham and nephew, Jacob Ingham; maternal grandmother, Jane Fahl of Hornell; paternal grandparents, Alice and Hilton Ingham of Hornell; aunts, uncles, cousins; his very special friend, Jodie Almeter; and his "adopted parents," Ted and Sue Egger.

Calling hours are from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Friends are invited to meet his family at St. Ann's Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his name to CURE (Childhood Cancer Association), 200 Westfall Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 14620-4636; or to the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Department at Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14642