Clifford A. Campbell, 94, a resident of Laflin, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the East Mountain Golden Living Center, Plains Township, following a lengthy illness.
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Mr. Campbell was born in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Clyde and Carry Erwine Campbell, and moved to Plymouth as a child. He attended Plymouth schools and was employed by the former Acme Bakery, Wilkes-Barre, for 44 years, retiring in 1980.
His employment was interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army during World War II, when he served as a T-4 infantryman with Headquarters Co., 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 also served as road supervisor for Laflin 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, and Mrs. Gerard (Claudia) Coulter, Plains Township; five grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the 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 9 a.m. until time of service.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations in Mr. Campbell's name be made to Irem Shepherd's Unit, c/o Irem Shriners, P.O. Box 307, Dallas, PA 18612.
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 1, 2013