Monday, 06 February 2023

Richard Bingham

Richard Bingham. Courtesy photo.

Richard 'Dick' Bingham
Sept. 30, 1923 – May 19, 2018

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – Dick Bingham passed peacefully at his Clearlake home with family by his side.

Dick was born in Oklahoma in 1923 and when he was young his family moved to Arizona and then to California.

At the age of 16 Dick became a an apprentice for Union Oil in Richmond and later became a welder for Swinerton and Walberg.

After 38 years of dedicated work he retired in 1980 to become a business owner of Clearlake Bowl in Clearlake.

Dick was a member of Pipe and Steamfitters Union Local 342 for nearly 75 years.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 30 years, Zella Bingham; father, S.W.; mother, Hannah; brothers, Fred and Ary; and sisters, Louise Caddell, Bonita Burkett and MaryRuth Burkett.

He is survived by his children, JoDean DeAmaral, Bill (Michelle) Thomas, Debra Thomas and Betty (David) Cecchini; nieces, Patti (Jim) Dodd and Louise Martin; and many other great nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at the family home for family and close friends on Saturday, June 9, at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

A private family burial will be held at a later date.

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