The Obit For Wally Camper

Wallace Stuart Camper
Oct. 11, 1932 - Aug. 17, 2012

The Herald Tribune
August 19, 2012


Wallace Stuart Camper, 79 of Merced, CA, formerly of Sarasota, FL. and East Greenwich, RI passed away August 17, 2012.

Husband of the late Janet Gleason Camper.
Survivors include sons, John S. of W.Warwick, RI and Scott W. (Mary) of Merced, CA; daughter, Susan L. of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Makayla, Taylor and Madison; Nicholas and Clare.

Wally was born in Burlington, VT, was a three-sport star at Burlington High, played semi-pro ball for NH State and minor league baseball. Athletics and academics inspired a foundation for an active life, first as athlete and student and later as a dedicated educator, coach and mentor.

He was a graduate of University of Rhode Island and received an MBA from Carroll School of Management, Boston College.

In 1959, he was appointed Instructor of Accounting and Mathematics at Bryant College, the beginning of a long career at Bryant.

He regenerated the Baseball and Basketball programs (1959 - 1968), was Varsity Baseball Coach and Head Basketball Coach; and organized a European Tour on International trade and business.

He served as President of the College Faculty Federation, and was Chairman of the Department of Hotel Administration. A Professor Emeriti, he was elected into the Bryant College Athletics Hall of Fame.

Wally and Janet retired to Sarasota, were members of Palm Aire and University Park Country Clubs.

In 1994, Wally was elected to Palm Aire's Board of Governors.

Wally enjoyed tennis and attending baseball spring training. Many will remember his sense of humor.