Peter Beemer Davenport
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AGE: 65 • Toms River
Peter Beemer Davenport, 65, of Toms River, NJ, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, with his loving family at his side. He was born in Springfield, NJ, and lived in Boston, MA and later resided in Atlantic City, where he met the love of his life, Desiree. He then lived in Margate and Ventnor before moving to Toms River in 1994. Peter was a proud graduate of The Pingry School. After receiving a BA in English from Rutgers University, he worked for Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston. He was Vice President of Cam Tel Production and retired from Alston School of Photography as Vice President of Marketing. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River. Peter loved participating in sports. At age 10 he held a National Record as a champion swimmer. He also played baseball, football and enjoyed competitive tennis as an adult. Peter was a swim coach and coached his daughters with the Toms River Softball League for 10 years. His positive outlook and great sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Peter is survived by his beloved wife, Desiree Kammerman Davenport, to whom he was married 25 wonderful years; his loving daughters: Keely and Lexis both of Toms River; one brother, Edwin (Ned) Davenport and his wife Diane of Lake Ariel, PA; one sister, Nancy and her husband Dr. Richard Rubens of Manhattan, NY; nephews, Peter Davenport, Edwin (Ted) Davenport and his wife Lila, Alexander Rubens and his wife Emily and Shane Kammerman; nieces, Dr. Elizabeth Davenport Roerden and her husband Larry Wolfe, Nicole Aro, and Brianne and Haley Kammerman; one great nephew, Chase Davenport; and four great nieces, Catherine, Sarah, and Hannah Roerden, and Alexandra Davenport.
Visitation will be Friday, March 7th, from 2-4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m., at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ. Funeral Services will be on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Toms River, 1070 Hooper Avenue. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS Association in Peter's memory at www.alsa.org. Condolences may be made by visiting www.andersonandcampbell.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 6, 2014