Danvers — James A. “Red” Cameron, 77, passed away on January 6, 2014, in Beverly Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Virginia (Doherty) Cameron, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.
Born in Somerville on August 9, 1936, he was the son of the late James M. and Nina (Geddes) Cameron. Red was employed with the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in Hathorne for 37 years, holding various positions. He also was employed with Endicott College for 13 years. Red enjoyed social clubs and was a member of the Elks Lodge in Salem and Beverly, the American Legion in Beverly, the Vittori Rocci Post in Beverly, the Elm Club in Danvers, and the Polish Club in Danvers. He took great pride in his grandchildren. He also enjoyed making flower boxes and bird houses, and loved spending time in his yard.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Mark Meldrum of Seabrook, N.H., and Diane and Craig Rogers of Danvers; six grandchildren, Matthew Meldrum and his wife, Ashley, of New Hampshire, and Randy and Michelle Meldrum of New Hampshire, Christopher Rogers of California, and Brian and Cory Rogers of Danvers; and a great grandson, Bryan. He was predeceased by his son, David D. Cameron.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Monday, January 13, at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Lake St., Peabody. Visiting hours are from 12 to 3 p.m., on Sunday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Red’s name to a charity of one’s choice. www.LyonsFuneral.com.