Sean Bentley Kamp, born December 27, 1982, my twin brother, passed away from natural causes on October 22, 2017. Sean was a kind, unique, and talented individual. He was a great influence on many people’s lives during his short time in this world. During the last decade, he suffered a serious form of bipolar or schizoaffective disorder, which made daily contact with others extremely difficult.
During his youth, he participated in many activities including Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout), Children’s Chorus of San Antonio, New Zion Youth Choir at the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, and the Alamo Heights High School Band (Oboe and Bass Drum). While attending Colby College in Maine, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music.He also auditioned and was accepted into four different a capella groups, and decided to join one known as the Megalomaniacs. In addition, he participated in Colby’s Broadway productions and served as a DJ for the college radio program called Tequila Sunrise. His colleagues there nicknamed him “Tex” and he painted a brick with the Texas flag as a door stop for his dorm room. After graduating from Colby, he was accepted at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he obtained his Master of Arts in Critical Studies.
After obtaining his Master’s degree, he returned to Texas, where he enjoyed performing stand-up comedy and sharing his jokes on social media. He particularly loved viewing classic films and listening to Rock and Roll groups – especially The Beatles.
We will hold a memorial reception in the Parlor at the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church on October 31, 2017, from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. The event and dress will be casual and in lieu of flowers, we suggest that donations be made to the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church (825 E. Basse Road, San Antonio, TX, 78209) or to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (https://bbrfoundation.donordrive.com/campaign/Sean-Bentley-Kamp-Memorial).
He is survived by his parents, Cylia and John, and his brother, Ian. We mourn the loss of Sean and he will remain in the hearts of many. May he Rest in Peace.
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