Robert N. Kamp

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Kamp, Robert N. GUILDERLAND Robert Neiss Kamp, 85, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Albany Medical Center Hospital. A loving, giving man, his wish to donate his physical body to Albany Medical College's Anatomical Gift Program was granted. Bob Kamp was a bridge designer by profession, a bridge player for fun, and a bridge-builder among people. Born in Syracuse, son of the late Leon Jerome Kamp and Olga (Neiss) Kamp, Bob graduated from Syracuse University in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and worked for the New York State Department of Public Works (later the New York State Department of Transportation) for 30 years. Bob's positions with the state included director of the New York State Barge Canal System and assistant director of the NYSDOT Bridge Design and Construction Division. After retirement from the DOT, Bob worked at Wilbur Smith Associates, Dow Chemical Co., Corrpro Companies and T.Y. Lin. Bob's dedication to the field of civil engineering brought him to leadership positions in professional organizations too numerous to mention, "building bridges" to future generations of professional engineers and engineering students. As a bridge player, Bob played in a couple's bridge club with his wife Fran and their friends for nearly 40 years. He was crowned "King of Bridge" 12 times, with the highest total score for each year. Bob's life of giving included service to the Presbyterian Church, as a ruling elder and trustee in three different congregations. He was also at various times clerk of the Session, church treasurer, and chairman of the Property Committee. He will always be remembered as a kind, generous, thoughtful, and loving man with a great sense of humor and a strong sense of social justice. Bob is survived by his wife Frances (Blair) Kamp of Guilderland, with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage; his sister, Marialyce Hiss, of Colonie and her family, daughter Susan C. Kamp of South Burlington, Vt. and her family, husband Kenneth C. Bean and children, Tucker R. Bean of Waterbury Vt. and Blair E. Bean of South Burlington; son Thomas B. Kamp of Pompton Plains, N.J. and his family, wife Karen S. Kamp and daughter Isabelle C. Kamp; and many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his niece Beth Hiss Farkas. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 362 State Street, (corner of State and Willett St.) in Albany. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the community center of Heritage Village Apartments, 101 Steuben Drive, Guilderland, NY 12084 on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 362 State Street, Albany, NY 12210, FOCUS Ministries, 275 State Street, Albany, NY 12210, or the , 1 Penny Lane, Latham, New York 12110.
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Published in Albany Times Union from July 13 to July 14, 2014
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