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James A. Bingham

Died: Sunday, March 30, 2003
James A. Bingham, 103, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2003.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1899, Mr. Bingham was drafted into Great Britain's Royal Air Force and served in the First World War until he was demobilized in 1919.

He emigrated to the United States in 1922 and later worked as a tool and die maker for the Hudson Motor Car Company.

Mr. Bingham retired from what later became American Motors in 1963 as general superintendent of the special products division.

He was the president of the Holy Name Society of St. Matthew's Parish; the chairman of IHM Development Fund for the Sisters; and a committee member for the building fund for the new church of St. Matthew and the Bishop Gallagher High School.

In 1972, Mr. Bingham was asked by the chancery to become one of the first Eucharistic ministers in his parish.

Mr. Bingham enjoyed the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Red Wings and playing golf.

He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Bingham; his son, John (Pat); 8 granddaughters; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen; his daughter, Kathleen Carolin; and his son, James.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Philomena Catholic Church in Detroit.

Interment is in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial contribuitons may be made to the IHM Developement Fund or Capuchin Monastery, 1740 Mount Elliot, Detroit, MI 48201.
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