ORLAND AND PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - Hugh James Inglis of Orland, Maine and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida lost his battle with cancer, 26 October 2014, in Jacksonville, Florida. Born 21 October 1944, in Boston, Massachusetts, Hugh was the son of the late Hughena (Munroe) and George L. Inglis.
He graduated from Boston University and the University of Illinois where he earned a masters degree and played and coached hockey. Hugh married Michele Wheeler in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1966. He began his career at Groton School in Massachusetts and spent his summers working at Cragged Mountain Farm camp in New Hampshire. After Groton, Hugh and Michele bought the historic Jed Prouty Tavern and Inn in Bucksport, Maine, which they began restoring and operated for five years. Hugh owned several small businesses and served as an Orland town selectman and moderator. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Bucksport Regional Health Center and on the Board of Trustees for George Stevens Academy and Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. Hugh became involved with disaster inspections after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. This led to his role at Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he managed a disaster inspection services contract for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), helping people after disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack. Hugh loved the Red Sox and college hockey. He was a coach and mentor to many. He enjoyed spending time on Alamoosook Lake, working on projects and laughing with his friends, children and grandchildren.
Hugh is survived by his wife of 48 years, Michele Wheeler and their four children: Jody Inglis of Ashburn, VA; Stacey Nightingale (Andy) of Saco, ME; R. Scott Inglis (Sejal) of Ashland, MA and James Inglis (Jill ) of Park Ridge, IL.; a brother, Scott D. Inglis (Sharon) of Medfield, MA; six grandchildren: Cate and Sarah Nightingale; Priya and Maya Inglis; and Amelia and Grant Inglis; five nieces and nephews; and many family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation - Veterans No Boundaries, 8 Sundance Lane, Newry, ME 04261 or Young Life (www.younglife.org). Family and friends will gather for visitation from 5-7 p.m. Thursday October 30, 2014 at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport 04416. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2014 at Orland United Methodist Church, Narramissic Drive, Orland 04472. Online condolences may be left at mitchelltweedie-young.com