HOPATCONG -- Joao â€œJohnâ€ Campos, 43, of Hopatcong, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Newton Medical Center. Born in Santarem, Portugal, John came to the United States at age 4 and settled in Bedminster before moving to Hopatcong 16 years ago. He was employed as an auto body technician at Paul Miller in Wayne. John volunteered many hours as a soccer coach for the Hopatcong Hawks and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. His favorite activity was spending time with his family, especially riding ATVs with his daughters. Devoted husband of 15 years of Kimberly (Giblock), he is also survived by his daughters, Elisa and Isabel Campos and Stephanie Haffner; parents, Jose Manuel and Maria Amalia Campos; sister, Patricia Campos and her husband, Carlos Moreira; maternal grandmother, Maria Dos Anjos Galvao; a niece, Gaby Moreira; and mother- and father-in-law, Sally and Robert Giblock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Johnâ€™s Life Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, Landing. Cremation was privately held. For those wishing to make a memorial donation, please do so in Johnâ€™s memory to Hopatcong Hawks Soccer, P.O. Box 629, Hopatcong, NJ 07843. For further information and to share a fond memory, please visit www.leberlakeside.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 6, 2013