Hartley (Lee) Dodge Bingham, Jr., age 77 of Cedar Grove, N.J. passed away after a lengthy illness. Lee was born in Glen Ridge on October 1, 1941. He leaves his wife of 56 years, Brenda, two children, son Hartley Dodge Bingham III and daughter Whitney B. Crosby and six grandchildren.
He graduated from the Loomis School in 1959, Lafayette College in 1963 and Columbia Business School in 1965. He served as Captain in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Lee began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1968, and owned and operated Elmco Distributors and Elm Manufacturers.
In 1963, Lee married Brenda Landrum of Hobbs, N.M. During his very active life, Lee co-founded the Montclair Hockey Program, served as President and Trustee of the Montclair Golf Club, and served on the board of the Mannington Mills Company for 35 years. He and Brenda enjoyed seasonal stays at Skytop, P.A. and Santa Fe, N.M.
A memorial service will be held Friday, May 10 at 11AM at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 271 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells, N.J.
Memorial donations in Lee's memory may be made to: The Salvation Army at 13 Trinity Place, Montclair, N.J. 07042 or 1-800-SAL-ARMY or (973) 744-3312 or Van Vleck House and Gardens at 21 Van Vleck St. Montclair, N.J. 07042.