WINDHAM - Anthony J. 'Tony' Ingerowski, 90, of Oak Lane, died Feb. 11, 2005 at his home.
He was born in Portland on Jan. 11, 1915, the son of Ignatz Ingerowski and Caroline Colodenschick. He was educated in Portland schools and graduated from Portland High School in 1932.
Tony served in the Army during World War II, remaining stateside, playing in the 240th Artillery Army Band. After the war, he served in the Army Reserve and the National Guard, retiring with 20 years of service.
He was employed for a period of time at the former S.D. Warren, of Westbrook and for many years for the U.S. Postal Service, working at the Pearl Street Station in Portland. He retired from there in the late 1970s.
A gifted and talented professional musician who possessed a true love and passion for music, he was an accomplished clarinet and saxophonist, playing with many local bands over the years including the Chandlers Band. During the Great Depression, Tony always seemed to find a band to play with to help support his family. A passion that lasted throughout his life, he played with dance bands, ballroom dance bands and some rock and roll dance bands. He also taught music both privately and for the former Eastern Musical, of Portland, teaching the clarinet, saxophone and the flute.
Tony was a member of the American Legion Harold T. Andrews Post #17.
Married to Elaine E. Ambrose Ingerowski for 44 years, she predeceased him in May of 1986. A sister, Stella Salamone and a stepson Bruce Ambrose also have predeceased him.
Surviving are a son, John A. Ingerowski and his wife Judi, of Derry, N.H.; a brother, Frank Ingerowski of Portland; a sister, Helen Little of Nevada; five grandchildren, Carol Nappi with husband Philip, Dotti Hamlyn, Richard Ambrose, Linda Ambrose and Ronald Ambrose; and eight great grandchildren.
A visiting hour will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will follow on the family lot at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland.
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