Mr. Kamell, a retired labor lawyer and noted publisher of “Law Reprints” (briefs of the Supreme Court), was a graduate of Cornell University Law School and was a member of the New York State Bar. Although retired for many years, Mr. Kamell worked closely with his wife, Connie, in local and national politics, the peace movement and the civil rights and environmental movements.
Mr. Kamell was a member of the Beacon Sloop Club, WESPAC, Clearwater, Amnesty International, NYCLU, The Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College, among a much longer list of social justice, peace, human rights, and environmental organizations. Art gave himself selflessly through the causes and communities he was involved in. His lifelong devotion and activism for compassion, peace, and justice have been extraordinary examples in and to the world as well as to his innumerable friends.
Born December 4, 1928 in Yonkers, he was the son of the late Leo and Barbara Schneiderman Kamell. In addition to his loving wife, survivors include his two children, Elizabeth Kamell of Syracuse, and Lincoln Kamell of Seattle; his two stepsons, Richard Hogarth of Lake Charles, LA, and Ross Hogarth of Woodland Hills, CA; his grandson Brady Todd Hogarth; two nephews, Leo Sacks and David Sacks; and his niece Joanne Sacks.
The family received friends on Sunday, Nov. 7, at the residence, 20 Hartsook Lane, Beacon. A memorial service and celebration of Mr. Kamell’s life will take place in early December at a date and location to be announced later. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders, PO Box 5023, Hagerstown, MD, 21741, DavisPutter Scholarship Fund, PO Box 7307, New York , NY, 10116, or Pastors For Peace, 418 West 145 Street, New York, NY 10031. Arrangements were under the direction of Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave., Beacon. To email a condolence to the family please visit libbyfuneralhome.com.