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    Philip Ingoglia and his son Isidoro perished in Hawaii with Donald Ingoglia.

Obituary: Mass scheduled for business leader Donald Ingoglia, two family members

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 3B
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 - 7:43 am

A Mass of Christian Burial is set for three generations of a prominent Sacramento family who died Jan. 23 in a traffic collision in Hawaii.

The service for Sacramento business leader Donald D. Ingoglia, 73; his son, Philip, 39; and grandson, Isidoro, 9, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets, Sacramento.

According to investigators, Donald Ingoglia was driving to Kona with his son and grandson when their car crashed into an oncoming pickup. Donald and Philip Ingoglia died at the scene, while Isidoro Ingoglia died at Kona Community Hospital.

Police said an autopsy showed Donald Ingoglia suffered an unspecified medical condition that caused him to lose control of the car and cross the center line into the path of the pickup, which overturned and caught fire. A man and woman in the pickup also died in the crash, police said.

Family members told The Bee that Donald Ingoglia and his wife, Pat, were hosting their son and grandson at the couple's vacation condo. Pat was not with her husband, son and grandson, who were returning to Kona after visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Donald Ingoglia retired in 1999 as chairman and chief executive officer of Tony's Fine Foods, a major food distributor based in West Sacramento. He was on the board of the company, which was founded by his parents in 1934 and grew to be one of the biggest employers in the region.

A Sacramento native, he was born March 20, 1939, to Adele and Anthony "Tony" Ingoglia Sr. He graduated from Santa Clara University and earned a law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law. He married his wife in 1969, raised five sons and was a tax attorney before joining the family business.

His son Philip A. Ingoglia was born March 24, 1973, in Sacramento. He graduated from McClatchy High School, earned a business degree at Humboldt State University and moved to Costa Rica.

He developed properties and was a leader in the surfing community of Dominical. He recently moved to San Isidro, where he established a sustainable farm and organized a charity program for needy children.

"Phil had a real energy," said his brother John. "More than me or any of my brothers, he had a real thirst for life and really challenged people in their thinking."

Isidoro Marin Ingoglia was a top fourth-grade student, musician and athlete in San Isidro who enjoyed surfing with his father.

Donald Ingoglia is survived by his wife, Pat of Sacramento; sons, Dan of San Francisco, Thomas of San Diego, and Peter and John, both of Sacramento; brothers, Tony of Granite Bay and Michael of Sacramento; sister, Joanie Berger of Lake of the Pines; and four grandchildren.

Philip Ingoglia is survived by his mother and brothers. Isidoro Ingoglia is survived by his mother, Marjorie Marin Mena of Costa Rica; grandparents, Paulino Marin Porras and Flor Mena Gamboa of Costa Rica; and grandmother, Pat Ingoglia.

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