Rudolph H. Kamm

  • Born: March 4, 1914
  • Died: March 4, 2018
  • Location: East Haddam, Connecticut

Carmon Community Funeral Homes

807 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095

Tel. (860) 688-2200

Tribute & Message From The Family

KAMM, Rudolph H. “Rudy” Rudolph H. Kamm, 104, of East Hampton, Connecticut passed away peacefully at Chestelm Health & Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, March 4, 2018 with his loving and caring family by his side. Rudy was the loving and devoted husband to Doris (Balfour) Kamm for 49 years. Rudy was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut on March 4, 1914, one of eight (8) sons and three (3) daughters of the late William R. and Rose (Semen) Kamm. He grew up in East Hartford and settled in Windsor approximately 80 years ago. Prior to his retirement, Rudy, his brother Walter Kamm, and their friend, Joe Ruggiero, owned and operated Tolland Auto Body on Tolland Street, East Hartford. Rudy and Walter then went out on their own, first opening Kamm’s Sales and Service on Burnside Ave, East Hartford, and then Kamm’s Gulf on Main Street, East Hartford. Rudy’s last years of employment were at Ardery Chevrolet in Windsor and South End Auto in Rocky Hill. Rudy was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, in addition to being a self-taught inventor/builder of functional machines, like his Caboose (motor home). He also loved to entertain family and friends in Eastport, Maine, especially during Fourth of July celebrations. Besides his parents and his brothers Emil, William, Ernest, Edward, Walter, Raymond, Howard, and sisters Rose (Kamm) Bartlett, Pauline (Kamm) Santoro, and Dorothy (Kamm) Fumieo, Rudy was predeceased by his wife Doris (Balfour) Kamm, son William R. Kamm, and grandsons Timothy and Gregory Sturges. Rudy is survived by his loving daughter, Doris Susan Sturges and her husband Mike Sturges, of East Hampton, two sons, Rudolph H. Kamm Jr. and his wife Laila Mandour of Wethersfield, and Steven Kamm of East Haddam; three grandchildren, William R. Kamm and his wife Karin of McMurray, PA, Steve Kamm of East Hartford, Max Kamm of East Haddam; great-granddaughters Jordyn and Kayla and great-grandsons Will and Timothy; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2018 with a celebration of Rudy’s life at 10:30 a.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Homes, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Windsor. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 7th from 9-10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rudy’s name may be made to the Chestelm Health & Rehabilitation Center, 534 Town St., East Haddam, CT 06423. Rudy’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the entire staff at the Chestelm Health & Rehabilitation Center for their professionalism, compassion, love, and special care given to Rudy and his entire family.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Steve and Max and family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you all.

Cathy Foster

Posted by Cathy Foster - Hanover, NH - Friend   March 23, 2018

Rudy,Laila and families,thinking of you
during this challenging time and sending thoughts of comfort and courage.
My deepest condolences.
Light love and peace, Aida

Posted by Aida Bahrawy - Wilmington, NC   March 07, 2018

Laila and Rudy, and family,
Please know that we are thinking Of you during this sad time ofloss

. . . . . . . . .

RUDY KAMM, A MAN OF PRIVILEGE

I remember your dad, smiling up at me
From his end of the sofa in the living room Of your home, where he lived with you,

In Wethersfield. I'd come around the corner From the kitchen, and there he'd be.
Didn't take much for him to look up

And beam at me, light up my day.
I remember you telling me, you were
Just going to, or just getting back from,

Trips to the hunting camp in Maine
One of Rudy's favorite places on the planet A place he loved, a love you honored.

A parent can receive no greater honor,
No greater privilege, in their later years, Than to be well loved and cared for

By their adult children. In this way,
You honored your dad and made him
A man of privilege.

. . . . . . . .

Please accept our sympathy;
our thoughts and love are with you during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Pamela and Christopher Guinan - Wethersfield, CT   March 06, 2018

To the entire Kamm family, Bill and I wish to express our deepest condolences. I have fond memories of Uncle Rudy. I remember the first time he met a Bill, he called him the Lone Ranger. He was always extremely nice.

May he Rest In Peace.

Janet and Bill Brennan

Posted by Janet Brennan - Punta Gorda, FL   March 06, 2018

Susan, Rudy, Steve and families,

I was very sad to read of Mr. Kamm's passing. That is how I knew him - as Mr. Kamm. I thought he would live forever.

We had many conversations over our fence on Irving Street. He was so easy to talk to. Always smiling as if he did not have a care in the world. He was a very kind man.

The last time I saw him was in Susan and Mike's living room. First words out of his mouth - hey looks like you put on a little weight there! (Susan was horrified!) I just laughed. You could always count on him for his honest opinion.

I hope that the memories you have of your dad give you comfort during this time. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Love,

Cathy Lavoie (your neighbor)

Posted by A friend   March 06, 2018

Candle

Dear Rudy, Steve, Susan and Families

It was with great sadness that we learned of your Dad's passing; please accept our heartfelt condolences.

There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. Author Unknown

You are in our thoughts.

With Love,
Carol Kamm & Alan Fanelli

Posted by Carol Kamm - East Lyme, CT - Family   March 06, 2018

Susan, Rudy and Steven,
Uncle Rudy sure did have a long and wonderful life, and the last years (forty plus) were because of the numerous things you ALL did for him! You will miss him, I am certain, you have memories, and have no regrets for the care you afforded him. May he RIP.

Posted by Lynn England - Wethersfield, CT   March 06, 2018

With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty.

Posted by Carmon Community Funeral Homes - Windsor, CT   March 06, 2018

Candle

Susan, Rudy, Steve and families,
So sorry to hear of Uncle Rudy's passing. He lived a long and wonderful life. We remember him as always being very happy and liked to kid around with everyone. Hope your good memories will comfort you in the coming days.
With our Sympathy and Love, Sandra and Jack

Posted by Sandra Entwistle - MANCHESTER, CT - Family   March 05, 2018

When uncle Rudy came to San Antonio we encouraged him to try Mexican food. We took him across town to a restrurant that we like to go to. When we got there we sat down and he says "We sure past alot of places to get here". We ordered for him for which we thought he would enjoy. He was not crazy about the food at all. But he tried.
He was such a joy and gave us many memories to sustain us.
Rest in peace and we love you.

Wilson and Sharon

Posted by Wilson and Sharon Kamm - San Antonio, TX - Family   March 05, 2018