South San Francisco, CA December 1, 2022 Submitted by Garden Chapel Funeral Directors
Brad Silvio Ingersoll, age 70, of South San Francisco sadly left us on Friday, November 25, 2022. Brad is survived by his loving wife Janet, daughter Gina Portolan (Jim), son Bobby Ingersoll, father Frank Ingersoll, brothers Frank Ingersoll (Mary), Randy Ingersoll (Mary), sister Lynn Gonzalez (Greg), and brother in-law Mark Avelar (Linda). He was an adoring Grandfather to Devin Ingersoll, Liv Portolan and Perilyn Ingersoll, loving uncle to Tina Avelar Hooper (Tyron), Laura Gonzalez, Gregory Gonzalez (Nicole), and Hannah Ingersoll and Great Uncle to Rylen Hooper, Gio Batrez, and Madison Gonzalez. He was predeceased by his mother June Ingersoll and his brother Jeff Ingersoll (Kathy).
Brad was born on August 2, 1952 in San Francisco, California. He grew up in South San Francisco attending Buri Buri Elementary, Alta Loma Jr. High and El Camino High School where he and Janet became high school sweethearts. They were married on June 22, 1974 and celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary this past year. In the 54 years they were together as a couple their love remained constant.
In his youth, Brad was an all-around athlete playing ice hockey, baseball, wrestling, track and field, and football. He went on to play adult softball and enjoyed golf but his favorite pastime was spending time with his kids, Gina and Bobby. There was not a dance competition, recital or sporting event he missed. Even when Gina went on to cheer at UC Davis he and Janet drove to every home game to watch her. Similarly, Brad and Janet never hesitated to hop on a flight and watch Bobby play college baseball. The fun for Brad continued as his grandchildren became involved in sports. He loved watching them participate in all of their activities.
The summers at Russian River, Lake Berryessa, Lake Tahoe and Pollock Pines were among his favorite memories with his family and friends. Countless hours spent boating and watching the kids enjoy water sports brought him immense joy. Brad was a great husband, father, brother, fishing partner, storyteller, and friend.
Another favorite pastime was the years he spent having morning coffee at Roy’s Deli and 7-11 with his best buddies and later Starbucks with his venti white chocolate mochas.
He will be forever missed by his loving wife, family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please send charitable contributions in his name to:
St Jude Children’s Hospital, Second Harvest Food Bank, or Charity of your choice
Services for Brad are as follows:
Tuesday 12/6 Viewing 5:30pm and Vigil @ 7pm @ Garden Chapel in SSF
Wednesday 12/7 Funeral Mass 10:30am @ St. Robert Church in San Bruno