Barrington, age 94 of Chesterton, IN, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020, in
He was born August
6, 1925, in Valparaiso, IN, to Byron and Flossie (Hall) Barrington.
James is survived
by his children, Byron (Karen) Barrington of Mequon, WI, Olivia Barrington
of Minneapolis, MN, Dennis Henderson of Carpinteria, CA, Darrell (Dee)
Henderson of Zephyrhills, FL, Jim Barrington of Snohomish, WA, and Dale
(Carol) Henderson of Bradenton, FL; nephews John (Stacey), Paul (Judy) and
Tim (Cynthia) Barrington.
He was preceded in
death by his loving wife of 57 years, Dorothy (Wozniak) Barrington.
James was a United
States Army Veteran. He was also a 78-year member of Charles Pratt Legion
Post 94 in Valparaiso and a member of the Kankakee Valley Historical
Society. During WWII James was a Technical Sergeant with the 10th Armored
Division, 90th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron, C-Troop and spent nine
straight months on the front lines in France and Germany. Engagements
included the Capture of Metz, and the Battle of the Bulge. Upon returning
home he completed his Chemical Engineering Degree at Purdue University in
1949. As a licensed PE, he started with RCA then moved on to Inland Steel,
US Steel, and assisted with the construction of Bethlehem Steel with Cole
and Associates. He served as the first Superintendent of Chestertonís Waste
Treatment Plant and then as Town Engineer for Porter. James then started his
own engineering firm where he retired at age 85.
for James will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Cremation
burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time
of services at 11:00 am at the funeral home.
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