Robert VanCamp Jr., 97, died on Sunday (Oct. 23, 2022) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Born on March 31, 1925 he was the son of Robert VanCamp Sr. and Genevieve Dibble VanCamp.
On June 10, 1946 in the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Bradford, he married Lorraine K. Lowery.
As a boy, he lived in Allegany, N.Y., and worked on their farm, he also delivered newspapers for three cents a paper. He then moved to Bradford where he worked seating people at the Theatre. He was a 1944 graduate of Bradford High School.
He worked in the oil fields for Sherman Oil, Curtis Oil and Pennzoil for 25 years where he never missed a day of work. He raised 13 children and attended the Free Methodist Church, which became the Lighthouse Church. Robert enjoyed sports, the Bills, and Yankees, and he also enjoyed camping with his daughter Nancy.
Surviving are six sons, Richard (Janice) VanCamp of Millerton, Dennis (Beverly) VanCamp of Nunda, N.Y., Greg VanCamp and Christopher (Valerie) VanCamp, both of Eldred, Eric (Christina) VanCamp of Duke Center, and Shawn (Dianna) VanCamp of West Lawn; six daughters, Dianne (Stephen) Pohl of Orlando, Fla., Deborah Babcock of Farmington, N.Y., Nancy Stolt of Coryville, Mary (Duane) Myers of Olean, N.Y., Lori (James) Danielson of Myerstown, and Alisa (Steve) Englehart of Shortsville, N.Y.; 33 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one niece, Tina Houben; four nephews, Mike and Kenny Kervin, Terry and Carl Houben.
Preceding him in death is his wife Lorraine on Dec. 22, 2006; a son, Steve VanCamp in 1990; his mom on Oct. 1, 1973; his Dad in 1990; two sisters, Barb Houben and Bettey Kervin.
Friends may call the First Church of God on Saturday (Oct. 29, 2022) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following with the Rev. Beth Rosler officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, on East Valley Road, Smethport.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Otto Township Volunteer Fire Department, or to Roswell Park in Buffalo.
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