John J. “Jack” Cameron – Major, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report:

John J. “Jack” Cameron, 77, a retired Air Force major who later went into business for himself as a communications and publishing company consultant, died of kidney failure August 13, 1998 at home in Alexandria, Virginia.

Major Cameron was born in Philadelphia, and at the age of 18 joined the Army Air Corps. During World War II, he served in Europe, and after the war was posted in Labrador, Iceland, Japan, Texas, Georgia and New Jersey. In the late 1950s, he settled in the Washington area. He retired from the Air Force in 1961.

As a civilian entrepreneur, he created and developed consulting and communications-related businesses in Northern Virginia, including Conference Book Service, Professional Book Center, Publisher Services, Alexandria Press and Newsletter Book Service. At professional conferences, he was a publishers representative, helping to display and market new books in various fields.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria.

His first wife, Beatrice Cameron, died in 1974.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Inge Cameron of Alexandria; two children from his first marriage, Deborah Trocchi of Alexandria and Mark Cameron of Destin, Fla.; two children from his second marriage, Daniela Raia and Paul Oliveira, both of Alexandria; and four grandchildren.


On Thursday, August 13, 1998. Beloved husband of Inge N. Cameron; father of Deborah Trocchi, Mark Cameron, Paul Oliveira, Daniela Raia; brother of Marie Cameron and Phil Friedman; grandfather of Samantha Oliveira, Paulo Oliveira, Cameron Harvey and Elizabeth Trocchi. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 310 S. Royal St., Alexandria, VA on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.

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