Elisha  Camp

Elisha E. "Ted" Camp

Monday, January 24th, 1938 - Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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On October 22, 2019 Elisha Edward Camp Sr. (Ted) passed away peacefully with family at his side at Maine Medical Center in Portland following complications from a sudden illness.
Ted was born in New York City on January 24th, 1938, the only son of Elisha and Doris Camp. Ted grew up in Saxtons River, Vermont where he developed a love of cars, turtles, and dogs. As a teenager, he bought his first vehicle, a Ford Model A truck from his grandfather for $12.00 and restored it himself, which was the first of many cars that he owned and loved. To know Ted is to know how much he loved his cars.
Ted earned his BS at Stetson University and his Master’s in Education from Keene State. He was a teacher for many years in New Hampshire and finished out his career as a middle school administrator in Newburyport, MA, retiring in 1983.
In retirement he started up a business called the Worthless Worker, which was exactly what it sounds like! In his free time, he enjoyed snowmobiling with his sons and friends in Canada, going to numerous Nascar races, owning unique automobiles, making life long friends and annoying the neighbors with his loud country music on Treasure Island, spending winters on Sanibel island with his wife, Joyce, and his dogs Waldo and Nadia and his many turtles.
Ted lived in Stratham 20 years before moving to Kennebunkport into their dream home where they enjoyed their beautiful ocean view, fun times with family and friends by the pool, and constantly weeding his garden. Active in the Kennebunkport- Kennebunk community, volunteered for the Kennebunkport Historical Society and the Conservation Trust, was a member and Commodore of the Eagle Rock Club, Arundel Yacht Club, and founding member of the Sleazy Bar Group, and was a huge lover of animals, especially his own dogs and turtles and participated in many fundraisers for the Animal Welfare Society
Survivors include his beloved wife of 52 years, Joyce, his children, Cindy Slater of New Vineyard, Elisha Edward Jr. and Peggy Camp of West Newbury, MA, Ira and Kirsten Camp of Arundel, Sara Washburn, and Molly and Derek Joyce all of Kennebunk, 12 grandchildren Joe, Stephanie, Teddy, Rachel, Stuart, Gillian, William, Chase, Riley, Jake, Jack, and Ronan and his cherished dog, Maggie.
Ted wants to be remembered as loving his family and believing that “honesty” is a most important character trait.

Calling hours will be from 2:00-4:00 pm on Sunday October 27th at Bibber Memorial Chapel at 67 Summer Street in Kennebunk followed by a service on Monday, October 28th at 1:00 pm at Saint David’s Episcopal Church at 138 York Street in Kennebunk.

Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare Society at PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME. 04094.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Ted’s Book of Memories Page at

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, October 27th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Bibber Memorial Chapel-Kennebunk
    67 Summer Street
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
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  • Service

    Monday, October 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Monday, October 28th, 2019 1:00pm
    St. David's Episcopal Church
    138 York Street
    Kennebunk, ME 04043
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Andrew D'Angio White
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery Westbrook ME
    Rochester Street
    WESTBROOK, ME 04092
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Donations are being accepted for: Animal Welfare Society.


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Paul & Boyd

Posted at 01:44pm
Grateful for the life of Ted.
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Paul & Boyd

Posted at 01:26pm
Ted was someone you wouldn't forget once you met him. He was a good neighbor and friend on Sanibel Island and we truly enjoyed the good times we had together both in Florida and in Maine. And we will never forget the formal burial of one of his turtles. Joyce and family have been and are a delight in our lives. Our love and deepest sympathy, Paul & Boyd

Nikole Markarian-Chafin

Posted at 02:26pm
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Judy Frappier

Posted at 12:12pm
Joyce and Family, I was sad to hear of Ted’s passing. We lost Bill 4 years ago pretty suddenly too. Lots of good memories of Treasure Island. Prayers and Hugs.
Judy Frappier

Albert H. Black

Posted at 10:03am
The Kennebunkport Historical Society mourns the passing of Elisha "Ted" Edward Camp, Sr., father-in-law of the Society's Executive Director, Mrs. Kirsten Camp, and extends heartfelt sympathy to Kirsten, Mrs. Camp's husband, Ira, Ted's son, and to Ted's granddaughter and grandson, Gillian and William Camp. A member of the Society, Ted and his beloved wife, Joyce, supported the Society over the years, not only by their generous contributions, but also by their joyful presence at Kennebunkport Historical Society events. Ted had a big smile that radiated like a sunburst when he entered a room. The laughter and good cheer that Ted brought with him to Society gatherings reminds us all of the most lasting legacy any of us can leave behind: the memory of a big heart, an enthusiastic relish for every moment of a live well lived, and the ever constant love of family and friends. Ted's legacy is all of these. It is sad we shall not see him again, but we remember him with warmth and affection for his good character and the indelible image of a husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather brimming with infinite pride in those he loved. "Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord." --Psalm 31, verse 24. Board of Directors, The Kennebunkport Historical Society

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