Clifford A. Campbell, 94, a resident of Laflin Borough, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at East Mountain Golden Living Center, Plains Township, following a lengthy illness.
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Mr. Campbell was born in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Clyde and Carry Erwine Campbell, and moved to Plymouth as a child. He attended the Plymouth Borough schools and had been employed by the former Acme Bakery, Wilkes-Barre, for 44 years, retiring in 1980.
His employment was interrupted by his Army military service during World War II, when he served as a T-4 infantryman with the Headquarters Company, 79th Infantry Division. He participated in the Normandy Invasion, Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe and earned the Good Conduct Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with four bronze stars.
Mr. Campbell was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, and was former member of Lodge 61, F.&A.M., Wilkes-Barre; Caldwell Consistory, A.A.S.R., Bloomsburg; and Irem Shriners, Dallas. At Irem, he was a former member of the Shepherd's Unit and had been the unit's director for several years. He had also been road supervisor for Laflin Borough for some time.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Eleanor Boote, who died in 2000.
Surviving are his twin children, Clifford A. Campbell Jr., Laflin; Claudia Coulter and her husband, Gerard, Plains Township; five grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Timothy L. Alleman, rector, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, officiating.
Entombment will be in the mausoleum of Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday.
The family requests flowers be omitted and tmemorial donations in Mr. Campbell's name be made to Irem Shepherd's Unit, c/o Irem Shriners, Box 307, Dallas, PA 18612.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 1, 2013