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Victims of the storm

Ingram remembered as mechanical genius

Storm victim Richard Ingram, who grew up on the Peninsula, had lived at Coke for about 20 years, according to his best friend, David Cianelli of Yorktown.

Cianelli became friends with Ingram, 53, in the second grade and they stayed fast friends in the decades that followed. In 2005, Ingram, with his friend’s help, built a home on the Shelly Road property where he had previously resided in a mobile home.

Ingram was a mechanical genius, able to fix anything from a motor to electrical to plumbing installations, Cianelli said, and his insistence on perfection and willingness to help people made him friends wherever he lived or worked.

"He had a natural talent," said Cianelli, and "he fixed things the way he wanted them fixed." Ingram also had several garages and workshops on his property, where he lived alone, fixing his boats and cars and friends’ cars.

Ingram’s friends and family members, hearing ...

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