Cameron D. Bishop, 78
Spencer, MA - Cam passed April 10, 2021, following emergency heart surgery.
He is survived by wife Mary Hollingsworth; son Jonathan of Oregon, wife Dawn and children Mikenna, Jacob, Noah and Talia; daughter Tania Thomas of Grafton, MA and children Tyson, Trey, Madison and Christopher; extended family, friends and colleagues.
Cam was dedicated to making the world a better place for all, with a strong sense of justice and equality, and the highest of ethics. He was a civil rights activist, a veteran later an antiwar protestor, and an advocate for those unable to speak for themselves. A long-time investigator, social worker, and ombudsman, he was highly respected in the Human Services sector, working for DSS, DPPC, and various Elder Services organizations. In Maine, as a Community Leader / School Board Member, he implemented policies and reformed curriculum for students with learning differences. He was also a rodeo rider, rancher, farmer, beekeeper and raised rabbits.
His private life was loving and devoted to family first. He loved watching sports, in particular college football, having played briefly at Penn State. But his real love was watching his talented grandchildren play sports, in person or remotely, or talking sports with them. He loved hosting family dinners. He was a fiercely loyal friend.
Cam was a life-long learner and avid reader. He attended Penn State, Colorado State, and Salem State where he obtained a Masters in Education.
Arrangements by Graham, Putnam & Mahoney, Worcester, MA. Burial will be private. A Celebration of his Life is planned for the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the charity of your choice
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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2021.