John Camerota, JR

Nov 10, 1929 – Jan 12, 2019

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John Camerota, Jr., was born on November 10, 1929 in Seattle and passed away comfortably in his own home on January 12, 2019. He grew up in the Rainier Valley and graduated from Franklin High School. He attended Seattle University for a short time before duty called him to work at the Pike Place Market.

John retired from American National Insurance after 43 years of service.  He loved horse racing, playing bocce and watching any sport on television especially his Mariners and Seahawks.  He stayed busy puttering in his yard where he found great solace.  John will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of family, Italian food, and his whistle.

Preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Charlene Camerota and his youngest daughter Carmen Duppenthaler; parents John Camerota Sr, and Giovina Coiro, sisters Antoinette Genzale and Louise Rice. He is survived by his son, Duane Camerota, daughter Dena (Jeff) Reindel, son-in-Law Jeff Duppenthaler. He will be missed by his grandchildren who called him Papa: Ben Reindel, Lyndsie (James) Neely, Corinne Camerota, Nick Camerota, Carly Duppenthaler, Kyle Duppenthaler, and great-grandson, Kason.

John would like contributions to his memory made to the Tukwila Fire Fighters PO Box 69104 SeaTac, WA  98168.

A Memorial Service will be held at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 22 at 12:00pm. View full obituary and guestbook


Danette Haisch
Renton, WA
Jan 22, 2019

Uncle Speaking, you are with your buddy, cunnycunt, now. Oh boy, what a ruckus you two are making up there. I am sure the two of you are telling everyone how to do it right up there. The words "Uncle Speaking, where's daddy?" will forever be in my memory. Every morning of my childhood you called.

Keep whistling. Charlene and Carmen are listening for you.

"And, there off....."

Dena Reindel
Burien, WA
Jan 17, 2019

I miss you so much, sitting at my bar waiting for coffee and watching me cook saying "you can really cook just like Mama." We know you loved each and everyone of us. I am so blessed to have had you in my life and to have been able to be there for you. RIP dear Dad, until we meet again.

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