Edward A. Cameron, Jr.

September 24, 1923 - January 04, 2018

Edward A. Cameron, Jr. passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. He was 94 years old.

Edward was born in Cadillac on September 24, 1923, to Edward and Vola (Laney) Cameron. He attended St. Ann Catholic School and graduated from Cadillac High School in June of 1942. Edward served in the United States Army as a member of the 1276th Combat Engineers in World War II in the European Theatre of Operations in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Upon returning from military service he married Elizabeth Ann Kruley at St. Ann Catholic Church on August 28, 1948. He later graduated from Ferris State College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He then attended Wayne State University and received a Master’s Degree in Education and completed additional courses at Michigan State University. He started his career as a teacher and later a principal at the Tustin School. For years he taught: accounting, business law, computers, adult and driver’s education at the Cadillac Senior High School. He was Chairman of the Business Education Department and maintained the Internal Activities Fund for the Cadillac Senior High School. He was president of the Cadillac Teachers' Association, was instrumental in the promotion of the Veteran’s Memorial Stadium and received various awards from Ferris State College for contributions to the student teaching program. Edward was a member of both the National and Michigan Teachers’ Associations. Upon retirement, he taught driver’s education for several years at Lake City High School. For recreation he enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, sports and square dancing.
As a long-time member of St. Ann Catholic Church, he was an usher and involved in numerous activities and maintained a 4th Degree Membership in the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his daughters: Karen (Jeffrey) Miller, Carole (Charles) Johnson, Colette (Kenneth) Krob, Kathleen Cameron; a son, Gregory Cameron; six grandchildren: Kristy, Kenneth, Ryan, Tyler, Owen and Steven; five great-grandchildren: Kristopher, Elijah, Emerson, Nolan and Eden.

Edward is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth who passed away on June 19, 2005; his parents and a sister, Elaine Williams.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Cadillac with Reverend Fr. Michael Janowski as celebrant. Burial will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Cadillac. Friends may meet the family from 4-7 PM, Friday at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac where the Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to St., Ann Catholic School Educational Fund. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.

Guest Book

Jerry Leavell - Jan 4th, 2018 3:58 pm

"I am saddened to hear of the passing of the beloved “Mr. Cameron”. He was a fantastic person, kind and humble. He was one of my very favorite teachers who was always respected by the students. He left an everlasting impression on so many by his humor and compassion. Prayers of comfort and gratitude to the family."

Chris Riplow Doran - Jan 4th, 2018 10:46 pm

" Kathy, I am sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I remember best his calm and sense of humor as a driver ed. teacher. He was fun."

Bob Dorigo Jones - Jan 5th, 2018 6:18 am

"Mr. Cameron was one of my favorite teachers in high school. He may have taught business classes like accounting and computers, but I remember him more for getting philosophical from time to time. He often warned us we’d wind up in Camp Pugsley (a correctional facility) if we didn’t stop goofing around in class, and he was quoted in one of our yearbooks saying, “Don’t make life a trial balance,” referring to a rough draft of a balance sheet in accounting. Learning now for the first time after reading his obituary that he fought in France and Germany during World War II, I can better appreciate why he was so serious about not wasting any of the valuable time we’d been given by goofing around. He was a smart teacher and a good man. Rest In Peace, Mr. Cameron."

Elsie Moore - Jan 5th, 2018 7:27 am

"Deepest sympathy to the family. He will always be remembered as a kind and thoughtful teacher and person. Blessings and Peace."

Debbie Budnick - Jan 5th, 2018 7:28 am

"RIP Mr. Cameron. You were an awesome teacher. I remember having you as a business teacher when I was in high school. "

Mary Reigner Presley - Jan 5th, 2018 10:02 am

"Dearest Godfather - You will be terribly missed. Thank you for all your wisdom and humor. You are a blessing to all. RIP"

Mark Saunders - Jan 5th, 2018 6:34 pm

"I am very saddened by his death. He was a very, positive, friendly and encouraging man. I took his Business Law class in high school. He was very inspiring. I got an "A" in his class, and he referred to me as "future lawyer". Lol. He was a true example, of the best kind of teacher. I will miss him a lot."

Eben Smith - Jan 5th, 2018 7:25 pm

"Ed and I worked together at Lake City. What a sweet man. "

gary hodgson - Jan 5th, 2018 10:26 pm

"one of my favorite teachers!"

Chuck & Judy "Olney" Durham - Jan 5th, 2018 10:57 pm

"Truly one of the kindest and most interesting teachers during our years at CHS-class of 1959. Our sincere condolences to his family and know that Mr. Cameron made a true difference in the lives of his many students."

Melody Stevens - Jan 6th, 2018 11:25 am

"Our family was saddened to hear of the passing of Ed Cameron he was a fine teacher. He worked at Cadillac High School with my dad Jack Stevens. Prayers for your family. Shirley, Melody and Michelle Stevens"

Dave Miltner - Jan 6th, 2018 3:11 pm

"What a great teacher and Catholic. A balanced, mild mannered, fair, reasonable gentleman. An asset to Cadillac and everyone who encountered him. Always a professional manner and decorum. Very much enjoyed his teaching style. Very sad to hear of his passing. Definitely a favorite teacher of mine. Ditto to everything Jerry Leavell wrote. Dave Miltner CHS 1973."

Gary & Shari Bednarick - Jan 8th, 2018 6:37 pm

"So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We both have very fond memories of him as a teacher. With sincere sympathy, Love, Shari & Gary"

Sharon and Ray Laundroche - Jan 13th, 2018 9:24 am

"I always enjoyed Ed in the gift shop He was always encouraging me to keep going. He will missed. Sharon( gift shop)"

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