Stephen Van Camp, son of Paul Milton and Marjorie (Martin) Van Camp, died at his home in Southern Pines Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

He was born November 11,1928 in Shrewsburg, NJ. His family moved to Southern Pines in 1932 when Steve was 4 years old. He graduated from Southern Pines High School and attended Duke University for several years. Steve worked for his father, a civil engineer, putting in water and sewer systems in many North Carolina towns. After his father retired, Steve started in newspaper delivery and had the opportunity to introduce delivery of USA Today newspaper to the Sandhills.

On July 1, 1950, Steve married Patricia Caddell at St Anthony of Padua Church in Southern Pines. They had five children. He is survived by Pat, his wife of 69 years; daughter Marjorie Lahar and husband Michael of Mooers, NY; sons Paul Van Camp and wife Janet of Cameron, Peter Van Camp and wife Mari of Southern Pines, Stephen Van Camp and wife Martha of Tampa, FL, Kenneth Van Camp and wife Carrie of King George, VA; brother Jerome Van Camp of CA; 21 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Predeceasing him are a sister, Gena Ruth; a brother, George; a grandson, Paul Stephen; and a great-grandson Andrew James.

Steve will be lovingly remembered for the example he set as a husband and a father, his sense of humor and his generosity. Their vegetable garden kept him active even as his health declined. He was a devout member of St Anthony’s Church as well as the Knights of Columbus, achieving fourth degree; and was a former Grand Knight. 

A memorial mass will be 1:00 PM Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Burial will be at a later date in Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

Services entrusted to Powell Funeral Home. 

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