Donald William Kamphaus, Sr, beloved husband of Nancy Clara (Hicks) Kamphaus, predeceased by parents Charles and Bertha (Zentgraf) Kamphaus died on Thursday April 14, 2022 after a long and happy life. Donald was a devoted father to Donald William Kamphaus Jr. (wife, Yolanda Kamphaus), Elisa Ann Corso (husband, Michael Corso), Nancy Elizabeth Kamphaus, and Kathryn Kamphaus Malarkey (husband, David Malarkey) and caring grandfather to Shannon Corso, Nicholas Corso (wife, Rachel), Michael Corso (wife, Bridget), Joseph Corso, Nathan Kamphaus, Laura Kamphaus, Christine Malarkey, Matthew Malarkey, Caroline Malarkey, and great-grandfather to Simone Corso, Oliver Corso, Maayan Corso, Ayla Corso, Evan Corso.
He graduated from Johns Hopkins University, served in the Army, worked for the Army Corp of Engineers in Washington D.C., Baltimore and Pirmasens Germany. While living in Germany, Don and Nancy traveled extensively throughout Europe. When Don, Elisa, and Nancy were young, they traveled and camped as a family through many of the national parks in the United States and Canada. Don and Nancy were members of and hiked with the Maryland Appalachian Mountain Club. Don enjoyed Andrew Lloyd Webber plays,1950s movies, 1950s music, collected WWI biplanes models, and loved spending time in Ocean City, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care, Inc. 11311 McCormick Rd., Ste. 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 in honor of Donald Kamphaus.
A memorial service will be held for Donald at Jerusalem Lutheran Church 4605 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206 on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with lunch in the fellowship hall after the service. Presentation of Army Honors and entombment of Donald and Nancy's cremated remains will follow at 1:45 P.M. in the chapel at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, 11501 Garrison Forest Rd, Owings Mills. Those wishing to attend should be at the cemetery by 1:35 P.M.
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