Glenn James Bingham, avid genealogist

April 15, 2022

Glenn James Bingham, 73, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Lewes. He was born Dec. 21, 1948, in Millville, N.J., the son of Lowell M. and Bertha J. (Doughty) Bingham.

Glenn graduated with honors from Millville High School in 1966. He was a member of the Thunderbolts football team, where he played offensive guard. Glenn went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in philosophy and a master's degree in linguistics from Syracuse University. He was a college instructor at Rowan University for over 26 years. Glenn also taught at several community colleges in New Jersey.

He was a longtime member of the Boy Scouts of America and held many leadership positions during his tenure there. Glenn was very proud of the fact that his first job was as a counselor at Camp Kimball in Auburn, N.J.

He was a man of many hobbies. As an avid genealogist, he was a member of several county historical societies in New Jersey, and was a member of a group of fellow enthusiasts with whom he shared his knowledge and research techniques. Glenn was an amateur photographer and loved taking photos of his family and the beautiful views of the Indian River Bay, where he lived for the last 4 1/2 years. His newest adopted hobby was marble racing, and he was building his own track and creating a YouTube channel where he would share his races.  Above all, Glenn enjoyed time spent with those he held most dear. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Loved by many, Glenn will be deeply and genuinely missed by all who knew him.

Glenn was predeceased by his father, Lowell Melvin Bingham. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lorraine (Gannon) Bingham;  his son and daughter-in-law, Brett James Bingham and Jessica (Perry) Bingham; his son, Brian Glenn Bingham; his daughter and son-in-law, Brenna Lorel (Bingham) Redd and Jon Erik Redd; his grandchildren: Austin James Bingham, 18, Logan Lee Bingham, 1, Benjamin Erik Redd, 4, and Julia Lorel Redd, 2; his mother, Bertha Jane (Doughty) Bingham; his brother and sister-in-law, Dane and Joyce Bingham; his nephew, Andrew Bingham and wife Kelly Bingham; his niece, Katy (Bingham) Cheesman and husband Justin Cheesman; his grand-nieces and -nephews, Myla Bingham, Grayson Bingham and Harper Cheesman.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 14, at the Millville Thunderbolt Club, 703 N. 8th St., Millville, N.J.

Final care for Glenn has been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.


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