Hebron- Donald G. Campbell, 78, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021 at his residence.
Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Lou (Tyler) Campbell; his daughters, Marjorie (William) Shikrallah of Newtown, PA, Jennifer (David) Eckman of York, PA and Heather (Mark) Rubino of Ewing, NJ; brother and sister, Bruce (Lucy) Campbell of Broadalbin, NY and Janet (Richard) Morrison of Mechanicsburg, PA. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Janelle and Hannah Eckman, Elizabeth and Will Shikrallah.
Services and interment will be private.
A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Hebron United Presbyterian Church, 3153 County Route 30, Salem, NY 12865.
How do you sum up 78 years with just a few words? New York boy, born and raised on Long Island with teacher parents and younger sister and brother. Summers and holidays spent upstate, working and playing on the family farm. Three season athlete, but baseball is king. Smart too, heads off to Cornell to get his degree. Meets the love of his life and gets married. Furthers his education in Guelph, and welcomes his first daughter. One year later, the middle daughter is born in Ohio. Three years later, a move to NJ for his job and doctorate program, and the family is complete with the third daughter. The next eighteen years are spent being active in his church, working, raising the Campbell Girls, playing and coaching softball in the summer and refereeing soccer games in the fall. A busy, but full life, finding time to travel with his wife as well. Moves to Indiana, then Illinois as the girls leave the nest one by one for college, get married and start families of their own. Then it is time to come back home to New York. Loves spending time with all four grandchildren watching concerts & recitals, and cheering on at soccer, softball, lacrosse and football games. Time starts to creep up, but still active in the church, community and around the house. Repairs and restores the 1800’s barn, builds stone walls for his beloved’s garden, plays bridge, and spends time with family and friends.
There are a lot of words that can describe Don Campbell: Mets fan, sports fan, athletic, handy, smart, quiet but with a quick wit, but husband, father, and Papa are the ones most cherished.
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Hebron United Presbyterian Church
3153 County Route 30, Salem NY 12865