Stephen P. Campp
May 12, 1935 - September 4, 2017
Service Date: October 7, 2017
A Memorial Service for Stephen will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Limerick Brick Town Hall.
Stephen Paige Campp, 82, died peacefully on September 4, 2017, in the loving care of his family and the dedicated staff of Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, in Scarborough. Stephen was the loving husband of Beverly, who predeceased him, and a loving father to his only child, his son, Russell (Deborah) Campp.
Stephen started his journey in life on May 12, 1935, in Glen Falls, NY in the loving arms of his parents, Kenneth D. and Edna (Paige) Campp.
After completing high school, Stephen was called to serve our great country, joining the United States Air Force, 1954-1957, where he was a dedicated pilot with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Stephen was stationed at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, in NY where he married the love of his life, Beverly, they moved to Dannemora and then Downstate to the Poughkeepsie Area; where they had their son Russell. They made their home in Goshen, NY where he was a guard at several of the NY prisons. He was a natural horticulturalist and taught many to live off the land. Stephen was recognized by the State of New York for his improvements and many flower gardens; and was especially proud of growing the flowers for the Olympics that was held in Lake Placid.
After retirement, Beverly and Stephen settled in Limerick, Maine. They both enjoyed visiting Peaks Island and spending summer vacations at the family’s cottage. Stephen made friends easily and was known for his big heart; he would give you the shirt of his back if you needed it! He loved his cat Otis and numerous other pets through-out the years. He was a loyal New England Patriots fan!
Stephen enjoyed playing dominos, cards and chess with area shop owners when time permitted. He loved Limerick and was very active with planning and maintenance of Tibbetts Memorial park. He watered, fertilized and pruned the plants, trees and flowers faithfully for many years. Stephen was an active member of the American Legion Post 55 in Limerick, where he had many buddies. He also helped in creating the Veterans Memorial Wall.
Stephen loved to restore old sleighs, restoring them into masterpieces. He loved his antiques and shopping for old collectibles. He also had a shop within his home, Winterberry Place, where he made his own unique items and painted murals on old boards and slate. One of his signature pieces included building miniature models of area homes and businesses. Stephen was a beloved member of the tight knit Limerick community and will be deeply missed.
Stephen was a devoted husband and father to his son Russell. He taught him many life lessons through hands on experiences and taught him how to be independent even while living in the remote part of the country.
He is lovingly survived by his son Russell Campp and wife Deborah; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and several close family friends from the Limerick community; Sonny and Marylou Graves, Hollis and Chuckie Paige, Gloria and Charles Beebee, and Carolyn and Dave .
Stephen was predeceased by his brother, Paul Campp and his wife Millie.
Stephen was honored with a memorial service on October 7, 2017 by his American Legion comrades and words of hope and encouragement with Pastor Jack.
Stephen will be buried with his wife Beverly at the National Cemetery in Saratoga, New York.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.