Patricia, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.. We did not know your father well, but heard you speak about him many times, and it was clear that he was greatly loved. We thank him for his dedication and service in the military.
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Andrew James VanCamp, 86, passed away on January 28, 2022. He was born on March 31, 1935, in Shadyside, Ohio, to Hellen and Russell VanCamp.
Andrew graduated from Shadyside High School and went on to join the United States Air Force for 24 years. After retiring from the military he decided to work as a civil servant at Crane Naval Base as a heavy duty operator. In addition to staying busy at work, Andrew enjoyed reading anything about History and watching old western shows. He has many great memories from his childhood with his grandparents, beloved dog Brownie, and when his brothers returned home from World War II. Andrew enjoyed being a member of the VFW and was blessed with the ability to take part in the Honor Flight to Washington DC in October 5, 2019.
Andrew is survived by his children; Patricia Porter, Sandra Jordan, Jason VanCamp, Donald Bays, Anthony VanCamp, and Jason VanCamp. Grandchildren; John, Mark, Todd, John, Matthew, Christina, Hank, Terry, Donnie, Chris, Taylor, Trevor, Brittany, Dustin, Sister; Sharon Peacher, many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends including his longtime caregiver and friend Charlene Roy and her family.
Andrew is preceded in death by his late wife, Sharon VanCamp; his children, Vicki Harding, Michelle Ash, Andrew VanCamp Jr., Scotty VanCamp; and siblings Betty, Dwight, Martin, John Franklin, Bill, Helen, and Tommy.
Services for Andrew will be held at Sunset Funeral Home on Tuesday February, 1, 2022. Visitation will begin at 10:00AM with the service immediately following at 12:00PM. Burial will take place at East Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, OH.
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