OBITUARY: Former Freedom 7 Elementary Substitute Teacher Edith Alley Goldcamp, 99, of Cocoa Beach, Passed Away
By Space Coast Daily // April 11, 2022
Edith met her husband at a USO event in West Palm Beach during World War II
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, BEACH, FLORIDA – Edith Alley Goldcamp, 99, passed away March 21, 2022, at her home in Cocoa Beach. She was born February 11, 1923, in Buffalo, Minn. She was the daughter of Raymond C. Alley and Jane French Alley, who had moved to South Florida from Buffalo in 1925.
She attended Palm Beach High School in West Palm Beach, Fla., began college at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and went on to earn her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York, N.Y. She met her husband, Thomas Goldcamp, at a USO event in West Palm Beach during World War II.
He was a radar officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces, and they eloped in 1943 just before Tom shipped out to serve in the United Kingdom. After the war, they lived in various places before settling in Cocoa Beach, Fla., in 1956, where Tom was a pioneer in the fledgling space industry.
Edith was a substitute teacher at Freedom 7 Elementary School for 20 years and then a manager at The Bath Cottage.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, her daughter, Ruth, and her sister, Nancy Alley Maass. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy J. Rittgers, Mary E. “Meg” Goldcamp, and her son Thomas R. Goldcamp, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cocoa Beach Country Club auditorium, 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to your local school or groups supporting public education. For Brevard Schools go to BrevardSchoolsFoundation.org & click DONATE.