Richard F. Cameron, age 89, of Canton, passed away on Sunday September 15, 2019 in his home, surrounded by family. He was born July 31, 1930 in Belfield, North Dakota to Walter Charles and Madge Evelyn (Denham) Cameron. He graduated high school in Greely, Colorado where he lived from age 10.
Richard served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956 during which time he flew as a flight mechanic on air/sea rescue flights out of Prestwick, Scotland. His love for cars, engines, and auto racing turned toward airplanes and airplane engines. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal during his Air Force service. After his honorable discharge in 1956 he completed Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) training and certification started in the Air Force. He began his career as a flight engineer soon after, working for 7 airlines before retiring after 23 years with Pan American World Airways in 1987.
He and his wife enjoyed 32 years of retirement before his passing including living full time in motor homes for 7 years. He was a traveler, scuba diver, golfer, pool player, and videographer though all of it. He loved the Colorado mountains and long drives through them. During his life he lived in 10 states and 2 countries. He traveled to all 50 states, dozens of countries, and 6 continents.
He is survived by wife Priscilla (Kivlin), sons Glenn and David, daughter Virginia (McCormick), sister Roberta (Knight), 8 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents Walter and Evelyn, son Donald, and brother Walter Jack.
Private family service to be held on Wednesday September 18 at 1 PM at the Canton Regency. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, Inc. or The Disabled American Veterans (DAV).