Hampton "Josh" Carmine Jr.

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LEWES - MSGT Hampton "Josh" Carmine Jr. passed away June 21, 2012 at Delaware Hospice, Milford after a long battle with cancer. Born in Lewes, Del., son of the late Hampton J. Carmine Sr. and the late Norma L. Joseph. He worked as a manager at Walmart in the pet department and later worked alongside his wife as a security guard for Bennett Security at Milford Memorial Hospital. He then worked at Allen Family Foods as a quality control manager. He served 21 years in the U.S. Army and retired as a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran. He recieved 2 Purple Hearts and a Bronze star with 3 clusters, among many other awards. He loved trains and model railroading. He also loved music and dancing. He was an acomplished writer of poetry and has been published. He was generaly a quiet person but had an impish side to him. He would crack you up with his wit and humor. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Christel E (McKay) Carmine; two daughters, Morgan Neal and husband Sgt Frederick Neal U.S. Army, Colorado, Angela Carmine, Ga.; step daughter, Dawn Post, Maine; step son, Ron Jones, Ga,; four grandchildren; two brothers, Jeff Carmine and family and Herman Rust and family of Milford; three sisters, Ann Emro of N.J., Norleen Pearson of Pa., and Carla Rust of Miss.; and a host of nieces and nephews and extended family. In the future there will be a memorial service at the VA Cemetery in Sussex County. In lieu of flowers please give a donation to the Cancer Center at Milford Memorial Hospital or to the Delaware Hospice at Milford. Ministry of comfort by McPherson Funeral Service, Milford Del.

Published in NewsZapDE on July 1, 2012
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