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Services for township resident Ellsworth Torrey Carrington will be held Friday, September 26 at 10 a.m. at Christ Church, 66 Highland Ave. in Short Hills.

Mr. Carrington, 89, died Sept. 4 at Daughters of Israel in West Orange.

Born and raised in the township, Mr. Carrington attended Millburn High School, graduating as salutatorian in 1942.

He graduated from Yale University in 1945.

Mr. Carrington followed his three older brothers into World War II, becoming a second lieutenant in the 509th composite group in the Army Air Force.

At the age of 20, Mr. Carrington was co-pilot of Jabit III, one of six B-29 bombers that carried out the first atomic bomb drop on Hiroshima, Japan.

Mr. Carrington was a former director of the American Movement for World Government.

Mr. Carrington began his business career working in the family business, Carrington & Co. in Newark, helping to sell jewelry.

Later, he moved to a major bank in New York and was trained in finance and investments, spending most of the rest of his career as a stockbroker and investment adviser.

Mr. Carrington met his wife, Gertrude in 1966 in Austria and was married six months later in Sweden.

He vacationed annually on Squirrel Island, Maine, with his family.

Mr. Carrington is survived by his wife, Gertrude; a son, Edward of Boston; a daughter, Stephanie of New Rochelle, N.Y.; a brother, Waring; and two grandchildren.

In honor of his wife who suffers from Alzheimer's, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of America, www.alzfdn.org.


Published in The Item of Millburn and Short Hills on Sep. 18, 2014.
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