Obituaries: John H. Cameron, Jr

John H. Cameron, Jr

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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