Howard E. DeCamp, age 80, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on October 16th, 2013

HOWARD DE CAMP, age 80, of Lombard, died October 12 at Arden Courts of Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 26 at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard, followed by a 1:30 PM Memorial Service.

Inurnment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

Mr. DeCamp is survived by his wife, Jannes; three children, Jennifer (Rick Mascarella) Brown, Marcy (Douglas) Kline, and Timothy (Renee) DeCamp; and six grandchildren, Evan, Mason, Sawyer, Sydney, Logan and Sara.

Mr. DeCamp is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert.

A graduate of Cornell College and Northern Illinois University, Howard was a longtime educator in Glen Ellyn School District #41.  He was the recipient of three (3) National Science Foundation grants for summer study.  He taught at Hadley Junior High School, was a Principal at Main Street School, and prior to retirement in 1990, principal at Churchill Elementary.  Howard was an avid fisherman and golfer, and an extensive traveler.  He was a U.S. Veteran having served in the Army in Korea.

The family would like to thank Arden Courts staff, Jimmy Lubrico, and Heartland Hospice for their care and concern.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials to the Sturge-Weber Foundation, Post Office Box 418, Mt. Freedom, New Jersey 07970-0418 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 Bryn Maur Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60631-3473 would be appreciated.

 

5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Stephani Finley says:

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Howard’s passing. I have been think of you all a lot lately. We will see you when you come to Iowa.

    Much love and prayers to you all, Stephani and Dick

  2. Marge and Bob Davis says:

    So sorry to hear about Howard. He
    was a great principal and friend.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Marge and Bob Davis

  3. Mary Weck says:

    Jan,
    My sister called this morning to tell me about Howard. I’m so sorry. I think about getting in touch with you often. When you have time, we need to get together. We have a lot of years to cover to catch up. Hope you are doing well.
    Mary Weck

  4. Chris Thudium says:

    So many memories of Howard, his sense of humour and the twinkle in his eyes, from back in the mid 60-70’s. What a great school we had at Hadley.

  5. Edward R. Snively says:

    Dear DeCamp Family,

    I was a student at Glen Ellyn Junior High School between 1962 and 1964. Howard was my 8th grade science teacher. He was also my home room teacher.

    Many years have now passed but I continue to remember how friendly and caring Howard was. He took an active interest in all of his students.

    I want to extend my sincerest sympathy. Fond family memories will remain with you.

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