Viewing to be Held for Daniel Inglis Thursday, Fireman's Service Friday

Inglis, 25, who became a quadriplegic after a motor vehicle accident just more than a year ago, is being remembered as a "fighter" and "hero"

A viewing for Daniel Inglis will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Riggs Funeral Home on Route 9 North in Forked River.

Inglis, 25, of Lacey Township died just more than one year after he suffered paralyzing injuries due to a motor vehicle accident. According to his obituary, Inglis died on Monday at his Lanoka Harbor home with his family by his side.

Hundreds have written on Facebook in memory and honor of Inglis. He is being remembered as an “amazing young man,” “strong,” “kindhearted,” “fun” and “loving.” 

“God gained an amazing angel, a fighter, and a hero in heaven today,” Meghan Lee said on Facebook. “Dan had the ability to make each and every person smile. He reached out and helped so many people, and I know he’ll be watching over us all in heaven.”

Even more have described Inglis as an inspiration.

“Thank you for the lessons you have taught to so many,” John Syers Jr. said on Facebook. “Thank you for the strength and love you taught us about.”

The 2006 Lacey Township High School graduate worked as a police officer for the Union City Police Department for 16 months and had previously worked for the towns of Wildwood Crest and Beach Haven, according to his obituary.

Inglis was a volunteer firefighter for the Lanoka Harbor Fire Department for seven years. He was also a member of the Insane Riders, North Chapter, where his nickname was “Hollywood,” his obituary said.

“He loved his motorcycles and caring for his family and community,” the obituary said.

The Inglis family asked those to remember Daniel’s baby blue eyes, his “heart melting smile” and his “love of life.”

Megan Kristine described Daniel Inglis on Facebook as “the hardest working, most honest and genuine person I had the pleasure of knowing.”

Surviving Dan are his parents Daniel J. and Linda (Fitzgerald) Inglis, two sisters Jessica of Brick and Rachel-Lynn of Lanoka Harbor, his paternal great grandmother Ethel Horvath of Bayville, paternal grandparents James and Ethel Inglis of Daytona Beach, Fla., his best friend Laine Meelheim, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Fireman’s Service will be held on Friday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Lanoka Harbor Fire House on Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor. Interment shall follow at Ocean County Memorial Park in Toms River.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to the Lanoka Harbor Volunteer Fire Company P.O. Box 8, Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734 or Lanoka Harbor EMS P.O. Box 267, Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734.

frank rizzo January 03, 2013 at 06:39 AM
my heartfelt condolences to daniel's family and friends. this young man did a lot for this town and all in it. its a shame people spend all day and night on the patch acting like children insulting each other and yet not one of then would take the second to thank daniel here for all he did. God speed daniel.


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