Carl James Bingham

April 3, 1943 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 77)


Carl James Bingham, 77, was born to Walter and Rachel Bingham on April 3, 1943 in Kinderhook, NY.  He lived in Ghent, NY for 38 years with his beloved wife, Mary Jane, until they moved to Bowling Green, KY in 2019 to be near their daughter.  Mary Jane had preceded Carl in death by one month when his life on earth came to its conclusion on January 30, 2021.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Rachel Bingham; his brother, Robert Bingham and Robert's wife, Diane.

Carl is survived by his sister Shirley Meyers and her husband Gene of AZ; three children: Brenda Mazzone (Robert) of FL, Dennis Bingham of NY, and Sharon Kendrew of TN; nine grandchildren: Michael Camuso (MA), Brittany Locke (NH), Alex Locke (MA), Erika Locke (NH), Gabrielle Elkhouri (TN), Andrea Bingham (NY), Meredith Bingham (NY), Hannah Kendrew (TN), Cameron Kendrew (TN): his nephews and nieces: Priscilla and Ken Krakour, Rosemary and Bruce Hallenback, Ellen and Rich Vinikoff, Amy and Peter O’Donnell, Jim and Elaine Dykeman, Robert and Ellen Dykeman, Bonnie Dykeman, and Paul and Pauline Dykeman, all of NY, Carol, Cindy and Rusty Myers, all formerly of NY, along with many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Kinderhook, NY Carl fell in love with the open road at an early age. His career as a truck driver and owner operator spanned many decades, in which he drove through every contiguous US state several times over. His career highlights included driving and touring with Broadway shows, including touring with Cab Calloway’s show Bubbling Brown Sugar, and the musical, Chicago. His children, Brenda, Dennis, and Sharon, tracked his travels through the postcards and the matchbooks he collected from his many stops across the country. Upon his marriage to Mary Jane Mortfolio in 1981, they relocated to nearby Ghent, NY, where they lived until 2019 when they moved to Bowling Green, KY to be closer to his daughter and cared for at Bowling Green Nursing and Rehab. Carl and Mary Jane celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary in November of 2020, one month prior to Mary Jane’s passing.

Carl loved cookies, luxury cars, and well-done steaks, always had a sparkle in his blue eyes and loved to tease his wife, his family, and his nurses. He will be missed.

The family has entrusted Cone Funeral Home (1510 Campbell Lane) with arrangements.  No public services are scheduled at this time.

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