Daniel H. Camburn passed away on December 31, 2020. He was 91.
Dan was born on September 16, 1929, in Philadelphia, PA, to Nellie (Rankin) and Joseph Camburn. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1947.
He started his career working as a carpenter for his father, and later the two of them formed Joseph H. Camburn and Son, a company that built houses in Bucks County mostly in and around the Doylestown area. An avid boy scout, Dan achieved the rank of Life and continued his scouting with his sons as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 85 at the Goshen Baptist Church in West Chester, PA, where he was a member for over 20 years.
He next worked for Pivar Construction Company starting as a carpenter, working his way up through foreman to construction superintendent. During this tenure Dan studied Mathematics at West Chester State Teacher's College earning enough credits to be classified as a Junior. He eventually started the Camburn Construction Company--a commercial company that specialized in handrails. During this time he also purchased and managed real estate properties. Dan retired his company at the end of 2016, but continued to manage his properties in Croydon, Phoenixville, Coatesville, and West Chester until his death.
Dan was preceded in death by his brothers Joseph and James, as well as his wives, Elaine (Moseley--47 years) and Elizabeth (Betty Parcels--13 years). He was the wonderful father of Dan (Nancy) of Stow, OH; David (Vicki and formerly Debbie) of Parkesburg, PA; Dawn Dodds-Guiseppe of West Chester, PA; Jimmy of West Chester, PA; and Step-children: Jeannie Van Buren (Jim) of Bristol, PA; Denise Roach of Wrightsville, PA; and Dolly Fuchs (Jeff) of Morrisville, PA. Additionally, Dan loved his eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Finally, he is also survived by his sisters, Joanne Bish (the late Carl) and Mary Mayer-LaDuran (Dallas and the late Paul), his brother, Donald (Arlene), and special friends Bob Springer and Peggy Givens.
Relatives and friends are invited to Dan's Graveside Service on January 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM in Philadelphia Memorial Park, 124 Phoenixville Pike, Frazer, PA 19355; Officiant: Pastor Mark Beidemen.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Parkesburg United Methodist Church, 411 Main Street, Parkesburg, PA 19365.
Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home of West Chester, PA 610.696.1181 www.DellaFH.co
Parkesburg United Methodist Church
411 Main Street, Parkesburg PA 19365