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John H. Cameron, Jr.

January 26, 1963 - October 28, 2018 Kennett Square, PA | Age 55 Loving Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Son-in-Law, Brother-in-Law and Friend.

John H. Cameron, Jr, age 55, of Kennett Square, PA died suddenly at home Sunday, October 28, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Karen Kayatta Cameron with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. He was the loving son of Marilyn “Bunny” Murphy Cameron of Oxford, PA and John H. Cameron, Sr. and his wife, Glenda, of Palm City, FL.

John was a 1981 graduate of Unionville High School. He served our country as a Submariner in the United States Navy from 1983 – 1987 on the USS Skate and the USS Swordfish. John was always very patriotic, and was honored to participate in Veterans Day celebrations at Madeleine and Holly’s school.  As a young boy, John started working in his family’s heating and air conditioning business, John H. Cameron and Sons. He worked in the company in different capacities until he found his true calling, Sales. After his father sold their family business, John went on to work for Conectiv Services in Wilmington, DE (1996 – 1999) and then Service Experts in Danbury, CT in 1999. From 2000 – 2009 he was a salesman for Oliver Heating and Cooling in Morton, PA. Since 2009, he was the sales manager at Horizon Services. John was a key member of Horizon’s executive management team, leading their expansion in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Additionally, John was directly involved in the development of the Horizon sales process, building of the sales staff, and determining the direction and culture of their Comfort Consultants.  John was well known and respected in the HVAC industry throughout the United States.

His professional affiliations include Sandler Sales Corporation President’s Club, the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association, Home Depot HVAC Sales Boot Camp and extensive Dale Carnegie Courses.

John was a cherished friend to all who were fortunate enough to know him. His charm, hard work ethic, and unique ability to inspire others will be his legacy. John was a diehard Eagles and Phillies fanatic, a classic car enthusiast, and a Rolling Stones fan. He especially enjoyed sharing a glass of Laphroaig Scotch with close friends. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Shrine Noble, and past member of St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia.   John was a proud past member of the Longwood Rotary Club, and would have liked to have remained an active member if not for the increasing demands of his job. John loved WWII history, was proud of his Scottish heritage and had a thirst for knowledge. He was always looking for his next non-fiction or leadership audiobook for his many hours on the road. John was dedicated to daily exercise and loved going to the gym. While John was committed to many things, it was clear to everyone who knew him, that there was nothing more important than his wife, Karen, and his daughters, Madeleine Ava and Holly Grace.

In addition to Karen, Madeleine and Holly, John is survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. Jerome and Mary Grace Kayatta, his sister-in-law and brother-in law, Lynne and Dominic Kayatta; his sister-in-law and brother -in-law Kristen and Gary Pierce; his brother Drew and his partner Kim Nashed; his sister Heather and husband Rick Treml and seven nieces and nephews, Sophia, Nicholas, Emily, Andrew, Amanda, Paige and Tyler. He was predeceased by his brother Ron in 2006.

You are invited to visit with John’s family and friends from 9-11AM Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Mendenhall Inn (Grand Ballroom), 323 Kennett Pike, (ROUTE 52) Mendenhall, PA 19317. During the visitation, we invite you to share a brief memory of John which will be video recorded.   A memorial service in celebration of John’s life with full military honors, will follow at 11AM. Because so many of John & Karen’s family, friends, co-workers, and industry colleagues have made heartwarming requests to support John’s family now and going forward, contributions may be made in his memory to the Madeleine & Holly Cameron Education Fund. Click here: This will ensure John’s light continues to shine brightly through his girls and the impact they WILL HAVE on the world. Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square, PA. Condolences at

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November 10, 2018 9:00-11:00 Mendenhall Inn (Grand Ballroom)
323 Kennett Pike, (ROUTE 52)
Mendenhall, PA 19317.

Memorial Service

November 10, 2018 11:00 Mendenhall Inn (Grand Ballroom)
323 Kennett Pike, (ROUTE 52)
Mendenhall, PA 19317.


  1. Karen, Madeleine, Holly, Drew, Heather, Mr. Cameron and Mrs. Cameron – John was a very good man that will be missed. I will always cherish memories with him from high school and later in life when we reconnected. I know that he loved each of you dearly and his happy spirit will always be present. I will keep each of you in my thoughts and hope that his positive light will always shine through you.

    Phil Patrone | November 10, 2018 at 8:18 AM
  2. From all of us at HARP Home Services, Our deepest condolences to Johns family, We first met John a couple years ago and we immediately liked John and enjoyed hearing his stories and taking in all that he had to offer us and our sales team. He has been a big contributing factor in what we are today. We will miss John.

    James Przybylski, HARP Home Services.

    James Przybylski | November 9, 2018 at 9:23 AM
  3. My deepest condolences to you and your entire family! John was admired and such an amazing person!! He will be missed tremendously!!
    My thoughts & prayers are with you all!

    Missy Chatman (Horizon Services-NJ)

    Missy Chatman | November 8, 2018 at 9:34 AM
  4. John and I were surprised and so very saddened to learn of John’s death. John was a vibrant and enthusiastic participant in every aspect of life. We know of his great love for Karen and the girls…and can only imagine the tremendous loss each of them feels. The Longwood Rotary Galas were most fun and festive when John was in attendance- in his kilt! He may have been the only man on earth who in the middle of a formal attire event was perfectly at ease in his kilt. The only thing bigger than his heart was that loud and hearty laugh.

    We join the Cameron family, the Univonville-Chadds Ford community, and everyone who was lucky enough to have known John – in their sorrow and sadness. We are holding them close in our hearts and pray that their grief is tempered by memories of the great man who was John Cameron.

    Debbie and John Sanville | November 7, 2018 at 8:07 PM
  5. John, Thank you for everything you have done for all of us. You cared so much about all of us. You were not only a mentor to me, you were truly a second father to me. To be able to call you Dad and you call me son in the work environment is without doubt, one of the greatest honors I could ever have. You always looked out for me. ALWAYS! Every time we talked, you would insert a joke first, get to giving serious advice, you would then inspire me sometimes starting out with ‘NOT THAT JOHN CAMERON WOULD EVER TELL YOU HOW TO INSPIRE’ and then end the convo letting me know how proud of me you were. I will never forget you Dad.
    My first day on the HVAC side I showed up to my new desk with a note on it from you which I hung up and still, have not taken it down–
    it said—
    HI SON,

    Rest easy Dad-
    Love, Son – Chono

    Anthony Chono | November 7, 2018 at 3:24 PM
  6. Dianna and I send our sincere sympathy to Karen and the entire family. Please know you will be in our prayers.

    Dianna & Tony DiLorenzo | November 7, 2018 at 8:34 AM
  7. My deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. John was an exceptional man, may you find peace and healing in your fond and happy memories of your time with him! Rest In Peace John. God Bless Karen, Madeleine, Holly, Drew, Heather, and Bunny, and all. ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Sherre Woodward | November 6, 2018 at 9:06 PM
  8. Karen, Holly, Madeleine and the entire extended family,

    Sophia and I are deeply saddened by the loss of your your wonderful “Buddy”, John. He was an amazing man! He touched so many lives with his huge Generous Heart! His magical presence and gleaming smile was so welcoming to all who knew him! We are all so blessed to have known him. We are here for Karen and the girls for whatever they may need.

    Sending loving and healing prayers,

    Sophia and Nicole Heslep

    Nicole Heslep | November 5, 2018 at 4:23 PM
  9. Dear Karen, I am so sorry for the sudden loss of John For you and your extended family! May You find faith in your heart and know John will never truly leave you and the girls. He will walk through every moment in everything you do..always!!🙏🙏🙏. Cheryl Sulecki Laumakis

    Cheryl Sulecki | November 4, 2018 at 3:25 PM
  10. While I did not have the pleasure of meeting John and Karen personally I was fortunate to have worked with Madeleine and Holly at school.
    I pray that this beautiful family find Peace and Comfort in close friends.

    Brenda Garrity | November 4, 2018 at 3:23 PM
  11. Karen, Daughters and extended family, I am so sorry for your Sudden loss of John. I know he was a good man and a wonderful friend to a lot of people. May your hearts be lifted by your face and knowing that he will really never leave you!

    Cheryl Sulecki | November 4, 2018 at 3:19 PM
  12. Dear Karen, Madeleine, and Holly,
    I was so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of John. I have such fond memories of him, as he always was so appreciative and just wanted his girls to be happy and successful, which you will be. My heart breaks for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am very, very sorry for your loss. Blessings of peace and comfort.

    Perk Musacchio | November 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM
  13. Drew and Family,

    Cathy and I send our deepest condolences. Reading this obituary tells a lot about a man. Although we did not have the privilege to meet I know his legacy will continue through his wife’s kids brother sister and all those that knew him. Why? When the leader is called to lead and leaves would love the way he did by default we become better people. Now it’s up to us to carry the torch and light for word to light the path for others to follow. This is the way to honor the Fallen by continuing to shine their light and give love along the way even to those that don’t deserve it because we are all God’s children.
    Sending love prayers and strength during this difficult time and no you are not alone as his spirit will live on forever with and through you ❤

    Joe and Cathy Schirmer

    Joseph Schirmer | November 4, 2018 at 9:49 AM
  14. Our deepest condolences to Karen, the girls and his extended family. We were very saddened for the loss for Karen and her daughters. Our prayers are with you.

    George and Maryann Sestak

    Maryann Sestak | November 3, 2018 at 12:27 PM
  15. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for strength, courage and peace as you grieve the loss of your loved one.
    Sorry to hear of his passing, much too soon.

    Marty & Sue Drumheller

    Matry & Sue Drumheller | November 3, 2018 at 12:14 PM
  16. Heather. Rick & Bunny
    Sorry to hear the sudden loss of your son/brother…John. The news was heartbreaking .may the memories you shared be close to your ❤ and his spirit will shine upon you each and every day . Too young to lose our loved ones…he has joined our dear Ronnie for a new life . with friendship & love.💔

    Ann Carolyn Bush | November 3, 2018 at 11:15 AM
  17. John was a great man, great friend, and an all around great human being. I had the privilege to work with John at Pulsations and we remained friends. The world is not the same without him but he left a positive effect on everyone he came in contact with. So John made this world a better place. May he Rest In Peace.

    Lee Lucas-Murphy | November 3, 2018 at 8:20 AM
  18. Mr. Cameron, Bunny, Heather, Drew, Karen and the girls, I am so very sorry to hear John passed away, life is so hard sometimes please know I am thinking of you and praying for you family.

    Denise Gaebel | November 3, 2018 at 8:08 AM
  19. Our deepest condolences to Karen, the girls and his extended family. My heart broke hearing the news. Our prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

    The Walker family

    Wendy Walker | November 2, 2018 at 10:16 AM

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