East Greenbush - Donald Mace Ingebritsen, 85, of Palmer Road died Monday, December 16, 2019, at St. Peter's Hospice Inn Albany after an illness.
Born in Charlottesville VA, he was son of the late Otis M. Ingebritsen and Mary Bishop Ingebritsen, and husband for 37 years of the late Dorothy J. Hutson Ingebritsen. He had resided in East Greenbush for 38 years and also resided in Stuart, FL for the past 10 winters. He originally worked in sales of industrial products, was the owner and operator of Ashley Equipment Corp. in Rensselaer, and later became an analyst and specifier for construction projects, until he retired to become a full-time caregiver for his wife, Dorothy.
Donald and Dorothy were both very involved with their churches, long time parishioners with the East Ridge Community Church and Sand Lake Baptist. Donald was active with the Kairos prison ministry program with a devoted team of volunteers and ministers for over 10 years, and both he and Dorothy mentored many, many college students for the holidays who participated in the Horizons Program for RPI students. There are quite a number of students who were taught how to drive or how to make an apple pie when spending time with Donald and Dorothy, and they were all well-loved by Donald, Dorothy and their extended families. Many picnics and Thanksgiving celebrations at the house on Palmer Road were very well-attended by friends and family, sometimes requiring us to borrow chairs and tables!
Donald’s care in the last months and weeks before his passing was in the hands of a dedicated team of caregivers, led by Noel Kondracki, who all stepped up to provide the care and companionship that Donald needed. And Donald was well-cared for by the folks at The Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital on his journey to heaven to meet up with his wife, Dorothy. The family loves and appreciates them all.
Survivors include two daughters, Louise (Eric) Hughes, Atlanta, GA, and Helen (Tim Peek) Ingebritsen, Atlanta, GA; a son, John (Lori Brown) Ingebritsen, Titusville, FL; a step-son, Gary (Janice) Wygant, Trenton, TN; a step-daughter, Cynthia (Brian) Laviolette, Bradenton, FL; 10 grandchildren, Jonathan Hughes, Atlanta, GA, Matthew Hughes, Medford, MA, Natalie Peek, Atlanta, GA, Rob (Julie) Wygant, IL, James (Alden Fletcher) Wygant, CA, Amanda Wygant, Sunderland, MA, Edward Pittz, Bradenton, FL, Carrie LaViolette, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Ariel LaViolette, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Laura (Matthew) Lindhal, Gainesville, FL; 6 great grandchildren, Amalia and Ella in MA, Caroline, Riley, and Clara Wygant in IL, and Tucker Hopkins in TN; a niece, Christine Ingebritsen (Jim Rogers) Rogers, Seattle, WA; a grand-nephew, Christian and grand-niece Ariel Rogers, Seattle, WA . He was predeceased by his older brother, Karl (Shirley) Ingebritsen, Reston, VA.
A memorial service will be held at Sand Lake Baptist Church in early June, 2020, located at 2960 NY Route 43, Averill Park with Rev. Sam Kupeyan, Pastor, officiating, with an interment following at Memorial Gardens in Colonie. The official date and time will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Donald Mace Ingebritsen to the Sand Lake Baptist Church at 2960 NY Route 43, PO Box 157, Averill Park, NY 12018.
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Sand Lake Baptist Church
PO Box 157, Averill Park NY 12018