Frank G. Bingham|
Feb 29, 1932 - Sep 11, 2013
Frank Golden Bingham passed away peacefully on the morning of September 11, 2013 as a result of a fast moving leukemia at the age of 81.
Frank was born on February 29, 1932 to Golden Hansen Bingham and Alice Lenore Cazier in Malta, Montana, the second oldest of ten children. He is survived by 4 brothers and 1 sister, his children Karolyn Bates and Curt Bingham, and their families. He has 9 grandchildren and 2.5 great-grandchildren. His family and friends will miss him greatly but are glad for his reunion with his beloved bride Elaine Kerkman who preceded him in death a year ago.
After graduating from Logan High School in 1950 in Logan, Utah and enrolling for a year at Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University), Frank enlisted in the US Navy and served aboard the destroyer USS Taylor (1951 - 1955) as an electronics technician.
Returning to Logan, UT for education, he pursued his lifelong interest in electronics. After some experience in broadcast engineering, and as an instrument technician at the USAF high speed test track in Alamogordo NM., he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1959.
During his college days he met and married the love of his life, Elaine Kerkman, of West Jordan, UT after committing to her father that they wouldn't marry until after Elaine finished college.
The family moved to Redwood City, California in the summer of 1960 on a "trial" basis which lasted 53 years. He enjoyed 30 years of working for PG&E as a telecommunications engineer in various capacities.
Singing was a joy to Frank. He participated in high school operas, and church and community choirs. Frank was devoted to his family, active in his faith and enthusiastic in his support of scouting. He was service minded and enjoyed his retirement activities of teaching computer skills to elementary and community college students. He also spent countless hours performing genealogical research.
Dad, you will be missed. Thanks for providing us with a great foundation. We'll pass on your legacy by serving our families and communities as you have.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) in Menlo Park located at 1105 Valparaiso Avenue. (viewing at 10:00am, funeral at 11:00am)
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sept. 14, 2013