The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 6, 2013

Bingham J. Ailes

FAYETTEVILLE, PA. — AILES – Bingham J., 92, Fayetteville, Pa., formerly of Chambersburg, died Friday evening, July 5, 2013, at The Village of Laurel Run.  Born April 17, 1921, in Johnstown, son of the late Elwood and Katherine Bingham Ailes. Mr. Ailes served during World War II as a U.S. Army medic landing on Omaha Beach.  He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp., where he had worked as a millwright.  He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chambersburg. He is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years, Betty J. Picking Ailes, whom he married Nov. 21, 1942; two sons, Fred B. Ailes, and wife, Emma. Fayetteville, and David P. Ailes, and wife, Dorothy, Cheyenne, Wyo.; two daughters, Mary Anne Lamb, and husband, Robert, Ledyard, Conn., and Elizabeth Mooney, and husband, Richard, East Hampton, Conn.; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie Dimisa, Debi Robinson, Michael and Jonathan Ailes, Joe and David Bewak, Sara Falvieno, Maribeth Reilly, Melissia Holland and Michael Lamb; and 16 great-grandchildren.  He also is survived by a sister, Gloria Guisto, Charleston, S.C., and a brother, Henry Ailes, Kent, Ohio.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Elwood Ailes Jr. The family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral service, which will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, the Rev. Steven Dorsett officiating.  Military honors will be provided by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard immediately following the service.  Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Grandview Cemetery, 801 Millcreek Road, Johns- town. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa.  17202 or to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 W. Washington St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201. Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at

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