Samuel D Cama

(Nov 12, 1943 to May 3, 2011)

Sam wore many hats during his working years. He was a barber with his dad, a restaurateur- Our Dad’s Place in Paulsboro, a special officer for Thorofare, a Gloucester County sheriff’s officer, and his last and most favorite, a back yard farmer with grandson, Kevin. In retirement Sam became a full time Pop Pop going to little league games, dance recitals, and beach combing with the kids. rnSurf fishing in Brigatine was where he caught the “big ones.” Other hats Sam wore sported Phillies and Eagles logos -win or lose he cheered them on. He followed NASCAR and rooted the hardest when Jeff Gordon was behind the wheel.rnHe was an old car buff. If a car show was advertised Sam was there reminiscing his ‘57 and ‘63 Chevies.rnSam graduated from Paulsboro High. In the year after graduation he happened to be outside the school when a young lady caught his eye. That pretty girl was Donna Hartzell. They have spent the last 44 years together enjoying their family: son, Samuel, Jr.(Cathleen) daughter, Lisa Murdock (Larry); Grandchildren: Brittany Ford, Rachel and Kevin Murdock; Great grandson, Joseph Harker. He is also survived by a brother, Dominick.rnCome celebrate 67 family centered years Sunday 6 to 8PM and Monday from 9AM at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30AM at St. Joseph’s Church, Swedesboro. Burial Eglington Cemetery. Donations to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in lieu of flowers will be appreciated.rn

9 thoughts on “Samuel D Cama


    Dear Lisa & Family: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how difficult it is to lose a parent. May all the great memories of your dad comfort you in the days ahead. He will be forever in your heart and by your side protecting you and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.rnrnWith sympathy,rnrnKathy Halko

  2. Gail Dill

    Dear Lisa, there’s a new star in the sky by the name of Sam. You’ll find him because he’ll be very bright and always watch over you and your family. I send my condolences and pray for strength for family and friends of your father.rnIn sympathy, Gail Dill

  3. Sue Logar

    Lisa and family,nWe are so sorry about the loss of your dad. I can vividly see him in the kitchen and at your bar in your Clarksboro home and by the pool or in front of the tv watching the game in his Woolwich home. He was such a fun loving guy and will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.nnSue & Andy Logar

  4. Don Doak

    Sam was a true friend and co-worker. I had the pleasure to first cross Sam’s path a a youngster growing up in Paulsboro and a customer of the barber shop. Later on, I worked at the Locker Plant and handed off many cases of burgers to “Our Dads”, or delivering appliances to the restaurant or the house. Several years later, our paths would once again cross at the Sheriff’s Department, working the same shift for several years,until my departure. Again, we crossed paths when Sam and Donna moved to what was then little old Woolwich Twp.Sam would light up any room he entered. He was a genuine caring person, who will be missed by so many. Rest in peace my friend.

  5. Mr& Mrs Hampton Girls

    The best friend we’ve had.We will miss so dearly, but will never forget you,To the family Sam was special.stay blessed.Love your neighbors …The Hamptons

  6. Carolyn A. Trush

    Lisa,rn I just wanted to send you a little note to say how sorry I was to hear about the loss of your father. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.rn rn With Sympathy,rnrnCarolyn Trushrn

  7. Julie Gregal

    The Camas were my second family growing up. I can remember going to the truck beach where Mr. C was always fishing, then going back to the shore house & sitting on the porch swing w/ Lisa as Mr. Cama laid on the lounge chair listening to the Oldies. He always made me & others laugh and will surely be missed by many. Keeping you all in my thoughts.rnrnJulie G

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