Friday, July 20, 2018

A memorial service for retired BJ copy desk editor Carol Camp will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 23 in the Ciriello and Carr Funeral Home’s Fairlawn chapel at 39 S. Miller Road.
Carol passed away Monday, July 9.

Chuck Ayers, George Davis, Dave Scott and John Olesky attended the service.

Carol, often as local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter commander, played taps as a final tribute to many of America’s war veterans. This time, it’s Carol’s turn to receive the honor for service to his country.

Day is done, gone the sun,
 From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
 All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
 And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
 From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise, for our days,
 'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky;
 As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Sun has set, shadows come,
 Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
 Always true to the promise that they made.

While the light fades from sight,
 And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
 To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.

Carol’s final resting place, fittingly, will be the Western Reserve National Cemetery. Carol served America in Korea.

Carol lived behind No. 2 hole at Akron’s Good Park golf course until he moved to Rockynol, where the retirement card that BJ artist Chueck Ayers drew was attached to the entrance door to his room.

The 1952 Davidson College graduate – the campus is 20 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina --  was at the Sanford, North Carolina Herald and the Norfolk, Virginia Pilot before joining Ol’ Blue Walls in 1960. He retired after 32 years at 44 E. Exchange Street.

Carol made frequent appearances at the monthly BJ retirees’ gathering at Papa Joe’s Restaurant in the Merriman Valley on Akron-Peninsula Road.

Carol’s obituary:
Carol E. Camp died July 9, 2018.

He was born in Cleveland, OH May 5, 1930, son of Clinton and Cleo Woodward Camp.

He was an editor for the Akron Beacon Journal, retiring in 1992 with 32 years service. His career highlight was copy editor during the Beacon's Pulitzer Prize coverage of the takeover raid on Goodyear.

Deceased are sister, Margaret Dennis; brother, Amos; and half brothers, Dewit Camp and Frank Camp, Jr. Survivors are legions of nieces and nephews.

Carol graduated from Davidson College in 1952. He served as a Captain in the Army and was a Korean War Veteran. Carol served two terms as Commander of Firestone Post 3383 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also served as Chaplain on the Post Burial Detail for many years, and two years as President of Korean War Veterans.

We thank Rockynol Assisted Living & nursing care for many years. And Crossroads Hospice, for their dedicated personal care.

Carol was a dear, close friend of Dick & Mickie Meredith. We considered Carol as a member of our family. We loved him and will miss him. He is at peace in heaven. Carol's soft personality, faith, determination and love of country will always be remembered.

Carol was a member of New Covenant Community Church.

A memorial service, with Chaplin Tim Short officiating, and Military Rites provided by Honors Burial Detail of Firestone Post 3383, V.F.W. will be held Monday, July 23rd, 1:00pm at Ciriello & Car Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd. Fairlawn.

 Inurnment 2:30 pm at Western Reserve National Cemetery.

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