Eldredge Langstaff Bermingham ’50

Eldredge Langstaff Bermingham ’50 died on November 4, 2004, in South Londonderry, Vermont.

Born on March 21, 1925, in Rye, NY, he prepared for college at the Taft School in Watertown, CT, and served in World War II in the U. S. Army from 1943 to 1946, and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery and the Purple Heart. He entered Bowdoin in 1946 and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Following his graduation in 1949 as a member of the Class of 1950, he worked in New York City in the advertising business for Life magazine and Saturday Evening Post. He was also an advertising representative with the Curtis Publishing Company and regional manager in Pittsburgh for Aviation Weekly, a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill. In 1976, he moved to South Londonderry and worked in sales for Hand Chevrolet until he retired in 1990. While living in Sewickley, PA, from 1959 until 1977, he was instrumental in spreading the game of platform tennis to the Midwest and was awarded the Green Jacket, the highest honor of the American Platform Tennis Association. Surviving are his wife, Pamela Macrae Bermingham, whom he married in 1950; four sons, Eldredge L. Bermingham, Jr. ’75 of Panama, Stephen Bermingham of Miami, FL, Douglas Bermingham of Bedford, NY, and Edward Bermingham of Amherst, NH; two daughters, Anne Bermingham of Boulder, C.O. and Jill Bermingham Isenhart ’86, also of Boulder; and 13 grandchildren.