Taylor Nathan Ciampa, 16, of Ijamsville, MD died Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Washington Hospital Center.|
He was born February 19, 1997 in Howell, MI.
He was the son of Valerie Lynn (Melnick) Ciampa and Michael Anthony Ciampa.
Our Awesome Taylor is in heaven now as a guardian angel to his best friend and Brother Tony; He is free from pain from a month long struggle with heart failure. Most remember him as a fun loving, kind hearted, smiling, respectful, courteous, friendly, helpful, loving to tease, AWESOME young man.
His favorite things to do was hang out with his brother, they would play video games, strategic cards and of course go to Chipotle for the biggest burritos they could order. He loved the history channel and reading and was like an encyclopedia of history facts. He was excited this year to have Chinese as one of his classes. Taylor was very intelligent and an Honor Roll Student and difficult classes excited him for a challenge. He played sports, Basketball in MI and two years of football for the Urbana Hawks. This past summer he volunteered at the Earth and Space Science Center in Frederick. He came home excited that he was able to teach little kids about horseshoe crabs. He has a softness in his heart for small children and animals. He adored his two puppies and was always playing with them. He loved catching frogs, turtles and fish along Hamburg Lake where his family lived. He would catch a full bucket of fish for the Great Blue Heron and loved to watch it swoop down for dinner. Cousins visiting and playing were like the ultimate candy for him. He and Cousin, Holly, shared a love for Anime together. Taylors daycare was very close to Mom's work, Auntie Laura and Uncle Steve raised him in such a Christian and active daycare. His Mom went to visit him during her lunch hours. Taylor went to Northville Christian School and loved the closeness and absorbed the love for Jesus in every pore of his body. Our hearts are broken Jesus took him up to heaven to be with his Grandpa ""Pappa"" Grandma ""Sue"" and meet Grandma Barbara. We are so blessed he was our son because he was truly Awesome.
Grandparents are Leonard and Shirley Melnick of Ludington, MI and the late Barbara Melnick.
Also surviving in addition to his parents and grandparents are Brother Tony Ciampa of Ijamsville. Uncles and Aunts Matt and Pam Pendergrass of Germantown, MD, Dave and Darlene Ciampa of Walled Lake, MI, John and Diane Ciampa Colorado Springs Colorado, Matt and Yvette Ciampa of Hope Ashville, TN, Bill Ciampa of Novi, MI, Dan Ciampa of Northville, MI, Great Aunt Natalie Moynahan in LaJolla, CA. Cousins Meredith, Abby, Jill and Holly, Parker, Isabel, Hope and Ava.
The Family will receive friends on Friday October 4, 2013 at St. Ignatius of Loyola, 4103 Prices Distillery Rd. Ijamsville, MD 21754 from 2 to 4 PM and 5 to 8 PM where a Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the"" Taylor Ciampa"" Medical Fund, 3598 Fremont Ct., Ijamsville, MD 21754. Condolences at www.burrier-queen.com
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Oct. 2, 2013