Wellsville, NY - Peter J. Ingavo, 80, of 4192 Bolivar Road died on Friday, October 2, 2009 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 2, 1929 in Brocton, NY the son of John and Theresa (Scardina) Ingavo. Pete was a graduate of Dunkirk High School and a veteran of the Korean War. He owned and operated Pete’s Barber Shop in Fredonia for many years. He was a former member of Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk and after moving to Wellsville in the 80’s became a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville; where he served as a Eucharistic Minister.
He is survived by one sister, Lenora Michalak of Wellsville, a nephew, Norbert (Lori) Michalak of Scio, two great nephews, Andrew Michalak and Steven (Kelly) Michalak both of Wellsville and several cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville, with Monsignor Vincent Becker as Celebrant. There will be no prior visitation. Burial, with military honors, will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorial suggestions include the Immaculate Conception Memorial Fund, 6 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895 Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville.
As the Chaplain at Wellville Manor I got to know Pete over the past few years and was amazed at his faith and trust in his Lord Jesus. Pete was a powerful prayer warrior and I could always find him faithfully praying his Rosary using Padre Pio"s meditations during the mercy hour between 3 and 4 in the afternoon. In fact so many people came to know of his faithfulness in prayer that they would request prayer for themselves and others. Recently he was praying for so many people that he would begin his Rosary in the mornings, taking time off only for lunch and dinner. He once told me that God took his legs so he could pray. Pete was an amazing brother in Christ and I have no doubt that he is with his beloved Lord today in Heaven. All who knew him were truly blessed.ReplyDelete
Pastor Dick Helms
Wellsville Manor Care Center