James Calvin Cameron

James Calvin Cameron, 77, of Darien passed away peacefully Jan. 16, 2021, surrounded by his family after a courageous 10-month battle with brain cancer.

Jim was born in 1943 in Portland, Ore., to Wendell and Dorothy Cameron and was a proud graduate of Portland State University.

He moved to Naperville to raise his family and had a successful 32-year career with Merck Pharmaceuticals.

In retirement, he loved spending time with his family - especially his six grandchildren. He particularly enjoyed attending many of their sporting events and activities.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judith, née Dehen; his children, Michelle (John) Cracraft and James C. (Erin) Cameron; his grandchildren, Kara, Marian and Nolan Cracraft, and Claire, Grant and Amelia Cameron; his siblings, Laura Jean (Todd) Wilder, Mary (Bill) Keeling; and his nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Joanna Cameron.

Services were held Jan. 23. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 or online at https://www.joliethospice.org/donate.

An online guestbook is available at https://www.sullivanfuneralhomehinsdale.com.