Bob Ingalls, former Boilermaker Race director, loses battle with cancer

Robert Ingalls, the former director of the Utica Boilermaker Road Race, has died, Boilermaker Officials said.

Ingalls retired as director of the Road Race in 2007 after serving for six years.

The 66 year old was diagnosed with a Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, an advanced form of cancer where the disease spreads to other sites. For Ingalls’, it spread to his liver.

Ingalls was actively involved in County Government, and was a longtime undersheriff for Oneida County. He took the reigns of race director for many years, handing them over just in this past year.

He was the first 911 coordinator for Oneida County, as well as its director. He also attended the FBI Academy.

Ingalls served as assistant to the County Executive under both Ray Meier and Ralph Eannace, and was president of the Utica Roadrunners, as well as working for the Child Advocacy Center.

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