Daniel M. Kampe
March 28, 1989-September 22, 2019
Daniel McComis Kampe, 30, of Henrico County, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Ruckersville, Virginia.
Daniel was born in Falls Church, Virginia, he was the son of Mark and Andrea Kampe of Henrico County, Virginia.
Daniel was a 2007 graduate of Mills Godwin H.S. and he proudly served in the U.S. Army active duty six years with a tour in Afghanistan, after which he served two more years in the National Guard. He cherished his brother’s in arms, they were so important to him. Daniel’s passions were music, motorcycles, old cars, making new friends, and helping people. He loved fixing up old motorcycles, sketching, singing, playing his guitar, and most recently he was focusing his creativity in metal works. However, his greatest passion was his beautiful young daughters. Daniel was well loved and he in turn loved well. A very dear friend of his so accurately said his soul was “one of the most strikingly unique and emotive souls I’ve had the good fortune to have known” and he touched so many in his short life. He will be missed beyond words.
Daniel is survived by his young daughters, Averlynn Elizabeth, Sorcha Clare, and Emmalou Pearl all of Richmond, VA. He is also survived by his parents, Mark and Andrea Kampe of Henrico, Va; his brothers, Richard “Rick” Kampe of Richmond, Va and Christian “Chris” Kampe (Stefanie) of Chesterfield, Va, his grandmother Joan Davis of Colonial Heights, VA; as well as, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, Va . Interment will be at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made online at https://www.gofundme.com/danielkampe-memorial-fund
Affinity Funeral Service Richmond Chapel
Wed, October 2, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Daniel- The moment you came into my life I was changed. We were both so nervous. You stood in my driveway pacing and checking your hair in the dark. When you realized I was watching you your face changed and you came to the door. We slow danced that night to La Vie En Rose. You were so thoughtful, kind, caring and loving with my son. He looked up to you. The way I would catch you two goofing off made my heart swell. Your daughters and how much you cared for them and were so devoted, loving and wanted the absolute best for them was so beautiful. You taught me my love of motorcycles. Our first ride was in the rain down Old Gun Road. You loved your parents, your brothers and your friends more than any of us will ever know. Daniel I hear you playing your guitar in my head, I hear you say my name, I smell the fuel of your bike each day since you left us. I will never stop loving you and I will carry you with me always, telling everyone I meet about the incredible man that you were.
Daniel Kampe I still havnt been able to wrap my head around that you’re gone. I cant stop thinking of our childhood together. I love you brother and miss you. I keep wishful thinking that this is one of your pranks and youll appear infront of my house with that Danny Boy smile and laugh saying gotcha. But I know thats not to be. I lost many friends in my life but you were my best friend. You were the brother I chose and I was the brother you chose. You knew me better then anyone else. When things went wrong I could always turn to you and you always turned to me. You were the first person that showed up to my house to see me after my car accident to make sure I was ok. And you had to pull a Danny Boy and make fun of me for crashing but you were there. We shared so many christmases together going back and forth to eachothers houses. You joined the army after I did to try to get in my unit to look after me I remember that talk on the phone and that you also told my mom that Ill take care of Jimmy while we are deployed. We never got that chance together. But if we did I know we have eachothers back. I remember how we played guitar together. I was not good at it but you kept getting on me about it and helped me get better. I remember everything about you and our adventures. I hope these memories never become faded because they were the best in my life. Im glad you died doing what you love to do riding motorcycles. Ill see you again one day my brother! Stay Golden!
I remember when your mom brought you up to Baltimore after you were born to meet us. We might not be blood relatives but you are my cousin, my Danny, and I will miss you forever. I remember how you were the sweetest child and howuch you helped me when I was babysitting you and Chris after school. My Dad was so proud of you when you joined the Army. I keep looking of the picture of you and him, sad that I won’t get to see either of you again. But I know Uncle Jim is there with you now to take care of you. I love you my Danny.
Danny I cant believe your gone, your energy and positive outlook on life will be missed. I feel like im losing my own brother. I still remember your Elmo impersonations they always made me laugh. Good bye brother
Hey brotha, we messaged on FB cuz you had the same name lol Its sad to see you passed but great that you have such a loving family. God Bless and May You RIP
Happy heavenly birthday my sleeping angel.
I miss you.
I love you.
Happy Father’s Day. Feeling heartbroken for your girls. I love you 🖤
For some reason you popped into my head. The only ex I ever stayed friends with. I miss you so terribly… I can’t even listen to rev Horton heat without getting choked up. I’m glad you got to know me as a friend in our adult lives and knew that I was happy after my wreck. I just hope you know when I felt so isolated in the military what talking to you did for me. You were an amazing friend and one of my very first loves and I’ll never forget you.