Carl J. Cameron
Carl Johnson Cameron, 67, of Chagrin Falls, passed away suddenly on June 11, 2020. Carl led an abundant life, marked by a commitment to his sobriety and philanthropy. His real joys in life were time with his family and sharing his faith with others.
Born March 27, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan to Laura J. and William D. Cameron, Jr., Carl grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and Hunting Valley, Ohio. A graduate of the University School, he attended Furman University and was an active member of the SAE fraternity. He retired in 2019 from Ramco Specialties in Hudson after a long career as a Quality Engineer. Always a steadfast and dependable employee, his admirable work ethic and dedication to his job were apparent to anyone with whom he worked.
But first and foremost, he was a family man. Carl’s pride in his family was evident to all. He celebrated all accomplishments great and small. He leaves behind his devoted wife of thirty-one years Cheryl Schinagle Cameron; his son, C.J. Cameron of Chagrin Falls; his daughter, Paige Robinson Cameron of San Francisco, California; twin sister Catherine Cameron Douglas, older sister Lynn Cameron Dawes, older brother David Philip Cameron, and his many nieces and nephews.
As the “family historian,” Carl shared his treasure trove of stories, remembrances, dates and facts of the Camerons and prided himself on never forgetting a single family birthday. He was also a fiercely devoted Cleveland sports fan and enjoyed golf, camping with his children, and religiously attending Chagrin Falls High School football games on Friday nights.
Carl’s primary calling in life was offering help to anyone by generously extending his kindness and time. Guided by sobriety for thirty-five years, he was a devoted sponsor and friend who happily spent countless hours helping others in AA. His dependable outreach continued as an active Stephen Minister at the Federated Church, where he continued to share his faith through service to others in the community. Forever led by a warm heart, Carl cared deeply and loved greatly.
A humble and kind man, Carl created a life that valued simplicity and meaning through his selflessness and devotion to others. A charismatic, unrealized teacher, he had a wealth of knowledge and always seemed to have an answer for how and why things worked. Carl’s sincerity and generosity left lasting impressions in the hearts and minds of many. His presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A private service will be held for family, and a celebration of life forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, the Cameron family graciously welcomes contributions to be directed in support of the Bainbridge Recovery Club or the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
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