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A.Clifton Campbell was blessed with heavenly rest on Thursday, January 31 at the age of 90.
"Cliff" was born in Elkton, MD to the late Andrew & Gertrude Campbell. He graduated from Calvert High School and began employment at National Vulcanized Fiber in Newark, DE. World War II began and Cliff enlisted with several of his friends. He thoroughly enjoyed his time in the military and all the places he was able to see. He was an anti-aircraft gunner and received a commendation for shooting down a German plane.
Upon his return from Europe, he married Muriel Blanche Bothwell of Carney's Point, NJ. They settled in Elkton, MD and Cliff returned to NVF, eventually becoming Plant Manager. Following the birth of their daughters, Beth & Laurie, the family resided in Limestone Acres for many years.
In his retirement, Cliff engaged in his life's passion of grass cutting! No blade of grass was safe from his mower! In truth, he was fascinated by planes and as a young man, had earned his pilot's license. To his instructor's ire and Muriel's despair, he was a dare devil who delighted in doing exactly what he was told not to do! This was a short lived obsession much to his regret.
Cliff and Muriel traveled throughout Europe and for several years had a winter home in Sarasota, FL.
Cliff was dearly loved in this life, and will be very much missed by those who called him Husband, Daddy, Cliffie, Pop-Pop, Old Pop-Pop, Pipster, brother and friend.
Cliff is survived by his wife of 66 yrs, Muriel; his daughters Beth Robinson (Ron), Laurie Kalamchi (Ali); his 7 grandchildren: Shane Robinson and Heather Robinson Damron; Laith Kalamchi (Amelia), Adam, Sarah, Tara and Chris Kalamchi and by his 2 great grandchildren - Slade Damron and Mackenzie Robinson; his brother, Charles. He was also predeceased by his 2 siblings, Bill Campbell and Dorothy Good.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 8, at 10 am, at Richardson Park UM Church, 11 N. Maryland Ave, Wilmington, DE 19804, where friends may call after 9:30 am. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Richardson Park UM Church.
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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2013