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Michael A. deCamp

AGE: 85 • Edenton, NC

Michael Anderson deCamp, 85, of 417 S. Broad St, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in his home. His life was a clear path; no regrets, no guilt, no complications. He was a powerful force that will be missed.

Mr. deCamp was born in New York City, NY, and was a son of the late Jesse Albert and Margaret Dodsworth deCamp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William Dodsworth deCamp and Laurent deCamp.

A graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT, and later in 1949 from Princeton University, he taught science for 20 years at The Peck School in Morristown, NJ. Mr. deCamp was a prominent art photographer with works in museums and publications throughout the world. A pioneer in underwater shipwreck exploration and identifications on the entire East Coast of the United States, he was the first sport diver to go to the sunken Andrea Doria, off Nantucket, MA. (related article on

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Wesley Martin deCamp; a son, John A. "Jock" deCamp and wife Laurie of Nyack, NY; a daughter, Carly deCamp Lober and husband Keith of South Lake Tahoe, CA; and three grandchildren, Daisy Cassidy Diamonti, her husband A.J. and their son, Jack of Novato, CA, George Michael Cassidy of Pacific Grove, CA and Hayden Grace deCamp of Nyack.

In accordance with his wishes, no service will be held. Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, Edenton, assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Divers Alert Network, 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC 27705 Online condolences may be made by visiting

Published in Daily Record on Apr. 12, 2013
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