DALLAS KAMPF(1988 - 2013)

DALLAS KAMPF Dallas Thorne Kampf, 24, of Amherst, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Dallas was born Sept. 14, 1988 in Lorain, Ohio, to Raelene Kampf-Ramirez (nee Muzik) and Mark Francis Kampf. Dallas went through life with a unique ability to see logic in all forms, and dedicated himself to understanding mathematical applications in the physical world. He was a rare sight at times, for even when Dallas was playing poker he had a calculus textbook open on his lap. Dallas combined an impressive intellect with a wry sense of humor whose constant parody of social norms made him such a fun companion. He climbed, hiked, and explored the outdoors, and could never leave a trail log book without an obscure reference to an inside joke. Dallas touched the lives of so many people during his short stay on this planet. No one was closer to Dallas or understood him better than his loving brother, Cory Matthew Kampf. He will be remembered as an accomplished, national-award-winning artist, a mathematician, a seeker of truth, a leader, a ruthless card player, and, most importantly, a compassionate and loving person. Dallas was preceded in his journey by his paternal grandparents, Frank Kampf and Julia Kampf (nee Moldovan); his maternal grandfather, Donald Muzik; and great-grandmother, Stella Kosco. Dallas is also survived by his brothers, Hunter Kampf of Las Vegas and Devin Ramirez of Amherst; his stepparents, Anthony Ramirez of Amherst, and Brenda M. Kampf of Las Vegas; Hunter's fiance, Kari Harris of Las Vegas; his grandmother, Marge Muzik; great-grandmotherm "little grandmam" Marge Czarneski; aunt, Rochelle Muzik; uncle, Raymond Muzik; and great-aunt, Marge Daidone, all of Lorain; his uncle, Phillip Kampf (Brenda J) of Pahrump; his aunts, Beverly Pauly (Paul Mobley) and Doris Miller (John) of Sun City West, Ariz.; and many cousins and second cousins in the northeast Ohio area and across the country. There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Rosewood Place, 4493 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain, OH 44053. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Red Cross.