George W. Camp, 86, of Linden, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at UPMC Susquehanna. Surviving is his loving wife, Mary M. (Carter) Camp, with whom he shared 52 years of happiness and fun.
Born July 1, 1933 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Stanton R. and Olive V. (Sear) Camp.
George was a graduate of Williamsport High School, Lock Haven University, and Bucknell University. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy.
For 35 years George enriched the lives of many students at Loyalsock Township High School who entered his classrooms or any teaching environment, from phys. ed. to driver's ed. and beyond. He was a selfless and devoted educator and mentor and truly believed in lifelong education. He was a driving force in the development of the Loyalsock Township High School football team and spent many years coaching wrestling, soccer, cross-country and track and field. He was also instrumental in forming the adaptive driving program at Williamsport Hospital.
He enjoyed painting, reading, and playing cards with his family and friends and especially the outdoors. George's other favorite activities included golfing at White Deer, hunting, fishing and above all working on the farm.
George was an honest and intelligent man of few words but he enjoyed a good joke, a cold drink, time spent on the porch and telling stories. His children and grandchildren were a great source of pride and joy.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four children; Georgia L. Coffey, of Williamsport, Jeffrey B. Camp, of Linden, Maurice C. Camp (Felixa Eskildsen), of Phoenix, and Stanton R. Camp, III (Mary), of Parker, Colo.; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ada M. Rider (Eldon), Mary R. Cremo, and Carol A. Beck, all of Montoursville; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and many dear friends. George was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Timothy D. Camp.
A funeral service to honor the life of George will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish Fleming Center, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Burial will be private in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.
Memorial contributions may be made in George's name to James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or a charity of one's choice.
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James V. Brown Library
19 E 4th Street, Williamsport PA 17701