Raymond C. "Ray" Bingel Sr., a retired Baltimore Sun dispatcher, died Jan. 4 of cirrhosis of the liver at his Glen Burnie home. He was 69.
Mr. Bingel was born in Baltimore and raised in Glen Burnie, where he attended Anne Arundel County public schools.
He worked in an auto parts store before joining The Baltimore Sun in 1970 as a newspaper delivery truck driver.
Mr. Bingel was later promoted to a dispatcher at Sun Park, The Baltimore Sun's Port Covington printing plant, where he worked until retiring in 2000.
He was an accomplished woodworker and also enjoyed fishing and crabbing.
Services are private.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Polly Kitting; three sons, Raymond C. Bingel Jr. of Lake City, Fla., Scott Bingel of Glen Burnie and Daniel Bingel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Beth Faw of Catonsville; two brothers, Frank Bingel of Riviera Beach and Howard Bingel of Havre de Grace; two sisters, Frances Soitsman of Oregon and Marie Richards of Fort Myers, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.