Michael "Mike " Stephen Camar

September 21, 1945October 9, 2020

Michael Stephen ”Mike” Camar, 75, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, died on Friday, October 9, 2020 at McGraw Hospice Center, Jacksonville, FL. He resided in Maryland before moving to Jacksonville, where he has lived for more than 20 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Ellie.

Born on September 21, 1945 in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was the son of Agnes Dawicki Camar and Michael Camar, both of whom are deceased. Mike had a lifelong love of fishing and loved to be near the ocean. He was also a sober friend of Bill W. for 37 years. He selflessly shared his passion for a healthy lifestyle with countless people throughout his friendship. Mike began his career in the oil industry at a young age working at the Amerada Hess Corporation, in Bayonne, New Jersey. He then relocated to Maryland as an industry expert for Stewart Petroleum Corporation and later to Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He ultimately retired as a Geographical Studies Professional and continued to provide individual consultation to many industry companies.

He is predeceased by a sister, Dolores Camar Bell and is survived by a brother, Daniel Francis Camar. Surviving are his children, Nicole, Stephanie, Christopher, Christianna, and step-children, Patric, Victoria and Anna, as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The celebration of life service will be on Wednesday Oct 14th 2020 at Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens, 1701 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Family and friends will be received for a Reception from 5 – 6 pm, followed by a service from 6 – 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice McGraw Center for Caring, 4715 Worrall Way, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS BEACHES CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd Jacksonville Beach FL, 32250


  • Reception

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


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Stephanie O’Brien

October 11, 2020

Our relationship may not have been ideal, but I always had love for my dad. No matter how many times we lost touch, I always had love for my dad. No matter what anyone thinks, or had an opinion about, I always had love for my dad. Very few people understand the dynamic on that side of my family, but those that do know that, no matter what, I always had love for my dad. Every time we spoke, he always made sure I stayed on the right path, one of the many reasons why I always had love for my dad. I just hope he passed on knowing that I always had love for my dad.

I know you’re forever fishing and watching over us now. I’m happy you’ll now get to watch your grandkids grow up and see just how amazing they are.

Forever rest easy knowing that I always have, and always will love you daddy.

Michael Bell

October 11, 2020

Rest easy Uncle Mike . You will always be the “king of the hill” to me.
Love “ Little Michael”

Nicole Camar-Penkert

October 11, 2020

The family dynamics of Michael S. Camar, my dad, also include a great grandson who’s 2nd birthday was on the same day as my dad’s passing....R.I.P. daddy.....I know you’re fishing for the big ones in Heaven...


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