Richard Cameron Obituary

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Richard Milton Cameron

July 4, 1922 - September 3, 2012
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Richard Milton (Dick) Cameron was a "firecracker baby" born on the 4th of July, 1922 in West Unity, Ohio. He was raised on a farm outside of town, and in high school lettered in both basketball and baseball. He graduated in 1940 from a class of 26, many of whom started first grade together. He then attended the International College in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. WWII was in full swing and his uncle, Paul, told Dick and his cousin's husband, Bob, to enlist in the Navy because "you won't see any action there." Bob ended up on an LST in the invasion of Normandy and Dick's ship made the invasion of Italy and was sunk...
Richard Milton (Dick) Cameron was a "firecracker baby" born on the 4th of July, 1922 in West Unity, Ohio. He was raised on a farm outside of town, and in high school lettered in both basketball and baseball. He graduated in 1940 from a class of 26, many of whom started first grade together. He then attended the International College in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
WWII was in full swing and his uncle, Paul, told Dick and his cousin's husband, Bob, to enlist in the Navy because "you won't see any action there." Bob ended up on an LST in the invasion of Normandy and Dick's ship made the invasion of Italy and was sunk by a German sub with a loss of 52 men! He was awarded the Purple Heart.
After the war, Dick embarked on a career in the semi-trailer business first in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, then on to Louisville, Kentucky and finally, Denver, Colorado.
He loved all sports, whether at the high school, college or pro level and especially enjoyed the game of golf. He was a member of Valley Country Club for over 40 years. He was also a 60-year-member of the Masons and a member of Bethany Lutheran Church for 30 years.
Dick is survived by his wife, Carole; son Mark of Denver; daughter Anne (Larry) Oronoz and granddaughter Kimberly of Redlands, California; son Brian (Lori) Cameron, grandson Taylor and granddaughter Lindsey or Long Beach, California; and son Bob Cameron and grandsons, Dylan and Jarrett of Meridian, Idaho.

Memorial gifts may bee made in Dick's name to The Denver Teacher's Club at 990 Glencoe Street, Denver, CO 80220 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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