Camper Jr., gymnastics coach for city...

D. J.

February 27, 1992

D. J. Camper Jr., gymnastics coach for city schools

Services for Douglass James Camper Jr., retired chairman of the athletic department at Baltimore's Garrison Junior High School and a coach who specialized in gymnastics, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Liberty Heights and Wabash avenues.

Mr. Camper, 65, died Sunday of cancer at the Veterans Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard.

The Powhatan Avenue resident retired in 1988 after 32 years at Garrison, Pimlico Junior High School and Lemmel Junior High School. He was a volunteer assistant football and basketball coach at Forest Park High School before and after his retirement.

He developed a gymnastics program at Lemmel and a youth gymnastics program at the Druid Hill Avenue YMCA. Participants included 16 Central Atlantic individual champions in meets with YMCA gymnasts from nearby states.

In an Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics program, he coached six South Atlantic all-around champions and two regional champions. His own son, Derrick, competed nationally.

Mr. Camper chaired the South Atlantic Association's gymnastics and trampoline committee.

In the late 1960s, he was superintendent for the Model Cities program of the Operation Champ program at the Lombard Junior High School.

Born in Philadelphia but reared in Baltimore, he was a 1945 graduate of Douglass High School, where he won letters as a member of the wrestling, track, badminton and swimming teams.

He served in the Navy at the end of World War II and again as a medical corpsman during the Korean War.

Between the periods of military service, he graduated as a health, physical education and recreation major from West Virginia State College, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He did graduate work at New York University.

Before becoming a teacher, he worked as a medical technician at Lutheran Hospital and Provident Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Nicholson; five sons, Derrick, Michael, Sean, and Douglass J. Camper III, all of Baltimore, and Anthony Camper of New York City; a daughter, Renee McDonald of Woodstock; a sister, Cynthia Harvey of Baltimore; a foster sister, Gloria Bruce of New York City; and four grandchildren.

Carroll H. Boteler

Worked for Bendix

Graveside services for Carroll H. Boteler, who worked for the Bendix Radio Division for nearly 20 years before retiring there about 12 years ago, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 2130 Woodlawn Drive.

Mr. Boteler, who had lived in Rodgers Forge for many years, died Sunday at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home of complications from cancer.

The Baltimore native and Forest Park High School graduate served in the Army's 5th Armored Division in Europe during World War II.

He was a member of the Liberty Post of the American Legion and did volunteer work at the Loch Raven Veterans Hospital.

A graduate of the Morgan Watchmakers School, he made and fixed watches and clocks as a hobby.

He was a member of the Rodgers Forge United Methodist Church and the Sharon Lodge of the Masons.

His wife, the former Evelyn G. Newman, died in 1986.

He is survived by a half sister, Effie Jones of Wye Mills; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

William G. Street


A Mass of Christian burial for William G. Street, who retired in 1981 after 10 years as a National Bureau of Standards engineer, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1800 Vista Lane, Timonium.

Mr. Street, 74, died Tuesday of cancer at his home on Wingate Road in Timonium.

He was retired from the Technical Analysis Division of the bureau's Institute for Applied Technology in Gaithersburg.

Earlier, he had been a Washington representative for the Bell Aerospace Co. and Martin Marietta Corp. He began working at Martin's in 1939 as a flight test engineer. He remained with the company until 1943, returning to it between 1945 and 1950 and again between 1953 and 1967.

From 1943 to 1945 he was a chief flight test engineer for the Consolidated Aircraft Corp. in San Diego, and from 1950 to 1953 he was project chairman in the Operations Research Office of the Johns Hopkins University. He was involved in studies of Army guided missile programs and as a member of a field team that studied the close air support of Army ground operations in Korea.

He had been honored by the United Nations for his Korean War contributions.

The native of the District of Columbia earned an aeronautical engineering degree at the Catholic University of America in 1938 and did wind tunnel research for a year for the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics.

He was an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the Operations Research Society of America.

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