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Tom Ingling, 64

Tom Ingling, 64, of Hudson, Ohio, passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 after a long battle with cancer.

Tom was born in Boca Raton, Fla., to Lucile and Marshall Ingling and grew up in Biloxi, Miss., where his interests included boating, competitive water skiing, running track, basketball, football (co-captain) and drag strip racing.

Upon graduating from Biloxi High School, Tom attended Mississippi State University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology. His professional experience centered on numerous facets of management in the manufacturing industry and he worked with such companies as Ford Motor Co., Lockheed, Franklin Electric, Ametek and General Electric (24 years tenure). Tom's expertise and leadership afforded him opportunities to live and work in several places including Atlanta, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; Schenectady, N.Y.; Owensboro, Ky.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Kent, Ohio; Seoul, South Korea and Shanghai, China. The aspect of his work he regarded the highest was the mentoring and development of young engineers and managers.

While in China, Tom led a team that earned the Ametek Dr. John H. Lux Total Quality Accomplishment Award -- presented annually to the team that demonstrates the most significant achievement in Operational Excellence.

Over the course of Tom's adult life his personal interests including traveling (domestic and international), rebuilding cars, stock car racing, home improvement, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, snow and water skiing, and sailing his vessel Lucky Duck with his family.

Tom is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ann; daughter Holly of Farmington; son Stover of Paris, France; sister Nancy (Rudy) Lesso of Biloxi, Miss.; grandchildren Ahna and Nathan Wilson of Farmington; brothers-in-law Ron (Patti) Callan and Don (Nancy) Callan; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

The memorial service for Tom will be Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Hudson United Methodist Church, 2600 Hudson-Aurora Road, Hudson, Ohio, 44236 with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.

Memorial donations (preferred) can be made to Hudson United Methodist Church or the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 202, Independence, Ohio, 44131.

Should you wish for the NMSS donation to remain in Ohio, please write "Restricted for Ohio Programs Dept." in the check's memo section.

Adams Mason Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-535-9186.