Marvin C. Ingham, 77

Police officer, veteran

January 14, 2008|By Tyeesha Dixon

Marvin C. Ingham, a retired Baltimore County police officer and Navy veteran, died of renal cancer Friday at his home in Westminster. He was 77.

Mr. Ingham was born in Glen Rock, Pa., to Melvin and Elva Brown Ingham. After graduating from City College, he joined the Navy and served in Korea aboard the USS Crow.

He then worked as a police officer with the Baltimore County Police Department for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1986.

Mr. Ingham was a member of the American Legion Carroll Post 31 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 2226, Littlestown, Pa. He enjoyed the Orioles and Ravens, NASCAR racing, tending to his yard and fish pond, cooking and family events.

"He raised four kids on his own, and that says a lot for a cop that works the swing shift," said his son, Thomas M. Ingham of Westminster. "We're going to miss him."

Mr. Ingham's marriage to Betty Byrd ended in divorce.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. today at the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

In addition to his son, Mr. Ingham is survived by three daughters, Kim Willingham of Reisterstown, Marie Taylor of Westminster and Marlene Ingham of Westminster; a brother, Melvin Ingham of Chicago; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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