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95, of Northern Cambria, passed away August 6, 2017 at Live Well Country Estates, Hillsdale. Born October 18,1921 in Barnesboro, son of Bessie (Coy) and Harry A. Campbell. Preceded in death by parents, wife Lola (Plouse) Campbell who died in 1952, sisters Beatrice Aileen and Marjorie Mae Campbell, Ruth Krouse, and brothers James Calvin and Robert Campbell. Survived by daughter Gale (Ken) Pompa of Northern Cambria, grandchildren Kristy (Paul) Henderson of New Paris, and Kenny Pompa of Northern Cambria, and sister Annabell Agostino of Latrobe. Member of St John's United Methodist Church. He was a disabled WWII veteran of the U.S. Army. T/5 Campbell served in Company B of the 175th Engineer Regiment in Africa, Sicily and Italy from July 10, 1942 until Oct. 5, 1945. During his time in Italy, his regiment constructed the Po River Bridge near Ostiglia. He was awarded the good conduct medal with 6 bronze stars and the European African Middle Eastern Service medal. He was an electrician by trade. He travelled extensively throughout his lifetime in the U.S. for recreation and to visit family members and friends. Friends will be received from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday and on Thursday from 1:00 until time of funeral service at 2:00 P.M. at Long-Contres Funeral Homes Inc. Pastor Darlene Wiewiora officiating. Interment East Ridge Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by local veteran's organizations at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 910 Chestnut Ave., Northern Cambria Pa., 15714. Special thanks to Dr. Chris Paronish and his staff and the staff of Live Well Country Estates. www.long-contresfuneralhomes.com
Published on August 7, 2017
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