Capt. Robert F. Ingraham US Coast Guard Ret.
August 31, 1926 - October 13, 2018
Robert F. Ingraham, CAPT, USCG (Ret.), of Norfolk, age 92 died on October 13, 2018 at his Province Place residence in Norfolk. Born in Rochester, NY, he was a WWII merchant marine veteran and served for many years in the merchant marine before being commissioned in 1962 as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard.
In the Coast Guard, he served on ocean station vessels and polar icebreakers as well as shore duty assignments in the Marine Safety Offices at New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Norfolk and Galveston, where he served as Captain of the Port. This was followed by several HQ USCG assignments with final duty with the USCG Office of Chief Council. He retired in July 1986 at the rank of Captain with many medals and awards including the Meritorious Service Medal.
Predeceased by his parents, Harry and Iva Ingraham, he is survived by a brother, CAPT John H. Ingraham, USN (Ret.) and sister-in-law Shima Ingraham, of Lakewood, NJ and nephews Thomas and Mark Ingraham and their families, all of New Jersey. Also surviving are his step-grandson, W. Scott Barnard and family of Cary, NC.
CAPT Ingraham was a member of the Miles Memorial United Methodist Church, the Sixty Plus Club at the Ocean View Senior Center and the Military Officers Association of America. The Cremation Society of Virginia handled the cremation with burial to be with full military honors at the Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.