Allen James Camper, affectionately known as “Pete,” passed away peacefully at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Maryland on August 12, 2023. He was 89.\n\nPete was born on March 16, 1934, to the late Allen and Lillie Mae Camper. Pete was educated in the Dorchester County public school system, where he graduated with the Frederick Douglas High School class of 1952. In 1954, Pete enlisted in the United States Army, where he served his country for over 20 years. \n\nOn July 5, 1968, he married his love, Marion Virginia Pritchett (Ginny as he loved to call her), in a small ceremony. They were married for 55 years but were still together for 57.\n\nAfter coming home from the Army, Pete was employed at the County Roads in Dorchester County for over 20 years. His last place of employment was for his brother at Easy Trucking.\n\nOn October 31, 1999, Pete gave his heart to the Lord under the leadership of the late Hattie Stanley. He continued his walk with the Lord and faithfully went to church until his health failed, being under the leadership of Pastor Lamont Jackson.\n\nPete loved quartet music, football, and when he did have a motorcycle, his rides out with his brother Genie. Anyone that knew him, knew he did not play about his yard. He was the best. He loved landscaping and it showed through his work. Pete had the magic touch! \n\nPete loved all of his family very much, from his oldest to the youngest.\n\nPete was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Lillie Mae Camper; son, Darryl McNamara; sisters, Rosalee Molock, Dorothy Singeltary, Deloris Camper, and Remona Cordoza; brothers, Phillip Camper, Donald Camper, and Carroll Camper. \n\nPete leaves to cherish his loving memories, his devoted wife, Marion Virginia Camper. His children, Erica Jones (Jacoby), Jeneen Camper both of Cambridge, MD, and Wanda Townsend of Baltimore, MD. Eight grandchildren, Tony Stanley, Josh Stanley, ShaQuana Stanley, Kenneth Stanley, ShaHee Stanley of Maryland, Shanay Purnell, Keisha West, and Keith West all of Baltimore, MD; fifteen great grandchildren all of Baltimore, MD; sisters, Ester Thomas, Gloria Jones (Milton), Camilla Cooper (Robert, and Cardeaner Robinson all of Cambridge, MD; brother, Eugene Camper (Betty) of Woolford, MD; sister-in-law, Gwen Gillespie Camper of Cambridge, MD; a very special friend Marcellus Dockins of Cambridge, MD; special caregiver, Rah’kera Sharp; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.\n\nThe family would also like to express a Special Thanks to the Pleasant Day Adult Daycare Center.