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Leslie Ingham

May 17, 1941 ~ May 13, 2017 (age 75)

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Leslie Ingham, 75, of South Haven, passed away May 13, 2017 peacefully at her home under Hospice care. She was born May 17, 1941 to Charles and Gertrude (Dodds) Ingham in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Leslie graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She started a career in advertising which spanned the course of twenty years with companies that included Sears, TRW, and Rand McNally. She later embarked on a far reaching, much loved new career in real estate selling properties in Chicago and Briarcliff Manor, New York for over two decades. Having a natural eye for interior design, Leslie loved buildings and architecture. She helped rehabilitate several houses through the years. Leslie married Gary Gross on June 16, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois. She enjoyed traveling and was drawn back to the Jersey Shore where she spent her childhood. Also, a talented artist, Leslie enjoyed painting with oil and water colors.


Leslie is survived by her husband – Gary Gross of South Haven, and siblings – Sheila Alsterda of Chicago and Scott Ingham of San Diego.


A small celebration of life has been held with family and friends. Contributions may be made in Leslie’s memory to the Al Van Humane Society, PO Box 421, South Haven, Michigan 49090.

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