Dr. Allan Inglis

Obituary of Dr. Allan Inglis

Allan Evans Inglis passed away peacefully on April 15, 2021, at age 94. 

Born in Seattle, WA he grew up in the small town of Dallas, Oregon. Allan grew up horseback riding, fishing and hunting. He guided pack trips on the Pacific Crest Trail was a member of the Oregon Mounted Horse Posse. Allan enjoyed rodeo riding and his last event was “cutting horses” in the Calgary Stampede two months after he married, then promising his bride to stay out of the ring. 

Allan found his calling in medicine and was a world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and double professor at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arthritis Foundation in 2001. In 2013 the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Allan E. Inglis MD Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery was established at HSS. 

Two seminal events while in medical school changed his life: he visited New York City for the first time and was awestruck, committing to make it his home. Soon thereafter he married his wife of 67 years, Helen Elizabeth Uebel, a vivacious redhead from Rochester. 

After moving to Rye, NY with seven children in tow, he and Helen joined the American Yacht Club. Allan served as Fleet Surgeon for several years. Starting with a modest 9 foot sailing dinghy, he and the family sailed and raced many boats over several decades culminating in Verve, a cruising boat which he enjoyed for 15 years. Sailing was a family sport and he believed that every crew member was equally important. Everyone steered, trimmed, and cleaned up. 

He is survived by his widow, Helen, and their seven children: Allan Jr. (Andrea) New York City, Jennet Staunton VA, Jamie (Pat) Chappaqua, Steven (Julie) New York City, Captain Matthew Miami, Vicki San Francisco, and Suzanne New York City. Also, he is survived by six grandchildren, Peter, Jackie, Emily, Natalia, Eve, and Luis. 

He will be remembered in a private family ceremony at Rye Presbyterian. A Memorial Service is planned for the future.

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