Vincent James "Jim" Camps, Jr.

August 29, 1928 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Vincent Camps, Jr. Obituary

Vincent James Camps, Jr., 95, of Washington passed away Friday in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born August 29, 1928 in Washington a son of the late Vincent James, Sr. and Josephine Barrett Camps.

“Jim” attended Washington Schools during his youth and then enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of seventeen.

He served on the U.S.S. Kankakee during his military service where he witnessed the United States testing of the US military nuclear bombs in the Bikini Islands and the Atoll Islands.

Jim was a professional painter and member of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades and was an agent for Painters Local 208.

He was a member of the ISDA Alpine Lodge and the American Legion Post #175 in Washington. 

He coached midget football for seventeen years, enjoyed fishing, annual Walleye fishing trips to Lake Erie, and traveling; especially to his ship’s reunions.

Following his retirement from the painter’s union he worked for General Cryogenics, Hummel and Barnhill Funeral Home and DeAngelo Funeral Homes.

On November 11, 1961 in Immaculate Conception Church in Washington, he married Blanche Cukczynski who passed away on August 27, 2020.

Surviving are three children Jack (Carol Glass) Camps of Washington, Thomas (Kandy) Camps of Washington and Jamie (Steven) Pratt of Washington; seven grandchildren Cecilia (Klint) Knox whom he raised as his own, John Camps, Alaina (Ben) Zyra, Vincent (Kelly) Camps, Julia Camps, Christina Pratt, Erica Pratt, and four great-grandchildren; Sailor Knox, Hunter and Dakota Reedy, and Reagan Camps.

Also surviving is a sister Joann McClenathan and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death in addition to his wife by two sisters Earla Brownlee and Mary Aldine Zullo.

Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday November 1, 2023 in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 1290 Jefferson Avenue in Washington.  At Jim’s request he will be cremated. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 6, 2023 in Immaculate Conception Church at 119 West Chestnut Street in Washington.  Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery with full military honors to be accorded by the United States Navy and the American Legion Post #175 Honor Guard.

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November 1, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home
1290 Jefferson Ave.
Washington, PA 15301

Mass of Christian Burial
November 6, 2023

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
119 West Chestnut Street
Washington, PA 15301

Military Honors
November 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Cemetery
Locust Avenue
Washington, PA 15301


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