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YARMOUTH — Garfield Blaine Ingraham, 92, died Dec. 24 at Fallbrook Woods in Portland.
He was a long-time resident of Falmouth and Cousins Island.
Born in 1920 in Houlton, he was the son of Walter Clyde Ingraham and Ola Ellen Clark. He graduated from Portland High School and the Lodwick School of Aeronautics in Lakeland, Fla.
Ingraham served in the U.S. Air Force Cadet Program during World War II. He joined the research and development department of Saco-Lowell Shops in Biddeford and later joined Southworth Machine Company as a design engineer.
He retired in 1985 after 39 years of machine design at Southworth, serving both national and international markets in textile, material handling, and paper mills. His creative designs earned him several patents.
Ingraham was a member of the Falmouth Congregational Church and a frequent visitor of the Yarmouth Congregational Church and the Cousins Island Chapel. he was proud to work on the restoration project of the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ located in Merrill Auditorium in Portland. He enjoyed playing the organ, designing clocks, sailing, architecture, mechanical design and endless creative hours in his woodworking shop.
Ingraham is survived by his daughter, Lisa Romeo and her husband, Richard, and their children Megan Tarling, Eric Romeo and Christopher Romeo of Cape Elizabeth; daughter, Pamela Ingraham-Foster and her husband, David, and their daugther Anastasia Ingraham Foster of Bristol, England; son, William Ingraham of Windham; and son, Curtis Ingraham and his wife, Elaine, and their son Benjamin Ingraham of Cumberland.
At his request, no services have been planned and interment will occur in the spring.