Dennis James Camp, 64, founded janitorial service...

September 19, 2001

Dennis James Camp, 64, founded janitorial service

Dennis James Camp, founder of a Baltimore janitorial service, died Thursday at Sinai Hospital of complications from kidney failure and heart disease. He was 64 and lived in Pikesville.

Born and raised in Forest City, N.C., he moved to the Baltimore area in the late 1950s and founded Camp's Expert Floor Service in 1959.

The Key Avenue business employs 15 people who wash windows, clean floors and carpets and perform post-fire restoration services.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and singing at Isaiah Baptist Church in Monkton.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Rehoboth Church of God, 700 N. Poplar Grove St.

Survivors include his wife of eight years, the former Joyce Taft; a son, Derrick Camp of Laurel; two daughters, Denise Camp of Randallstown and Josette Artist of Baltimore; two brothers, John D. Camp of Baltimore and Dever Camp of Stamford, Conn.; five sisters, Alverie Swain and Alma Swain, both of Oakland, Calif., Audrey Williams of Randallstown, Arneita Camp-Harrison of Giessen, Germany, and Aretha Camp of Forest City; and two granddaughters.

Winfred Earl Bridges, 72, longtime BGE employee

Winfred Earl Bridges, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee and member of fraternal lodges, died of pneumonia Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 72 and a Timonium resident.

He retired about 10 years ago as an operations analyst after 42 years with the company.

Born in Mathews, Va., where he attended public schools, he moved to Baltimore in the 1930s.

He was a past master and current secretary of John H.B. Latrobe Lodge No. 165 of the Masons. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple. He belonged to the Masons' Scimeter Club, Booster Club, Ambassadors Club, and the marching unit of the Legion of Honor, and attended Valley Presbyterian Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Altenburg Funeral Home, 6009 Harford Road.

His wife of 45 years, the former Betty Miller, died earlier this year. He is survived by two cousins, Diane A. Sadler and Frederick Tomlinson, both of Mathews.

William F. Grimes, 93, estimator for painting firm

William Francis Grimes, retired estimator for a Baltimore painting and home improvement company, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital of complications from pneumonia. He was 93.

Mr. Grimes was born in Sykesville, where he assisted a doctor in a horse and buggy as a boy. His family later moved to East Baltimore, and he left school in the fifth grade to work full time - including a stint as an underage streetcar conductor.

He treasured a photograph of himself in the conductor's uniform, although he was fired when his age was learned, his family said.

In 1926, Mr. Grimes joined what was then the Henry A. Knott Painting Co. as a house painter. He became a painting supervisor, then an estimator for Knott Ltd. and the Knott Remodeling Co. before his retirement in 1971.

Mr. Grimes lived in Taylorsville at the time of his death. He was a parishioner at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Westminster.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, the former Marie Anna Ortt; two daughters, Marlene J. Frankel of Taylorsville and Dolores E. Shoul of Mount Airy; two grandchildren;, and three great-grandsons.

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