ROBERT D. CAMPENNI "Bob" (Age 78)  

Passed away peacefully at his home in Rockville, MD on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Jean; his three children, Christina West, Mary Jean (Carl) DiLorenzo and Robert T. Campenni; his two grandchildren, Christopher and Catherine West; his two brothers, Thomas (Mary Ellen) and William (Kathleen) Campenni; his mother-in-law Eileen Stewart; and several nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Pittston, PA, Bob began working for the IBM Corporation immediately after graduating from the University of Detroit. His career with IBM spanned 42 years and included work with the NASA Space Programs (MERCURY, GEMINI and APOLLO), the Olympics (LA and Atlanta), and various international assignments. Later projects included consulting work for companies such as Georgia Pacific, Chase Manhattan Bank, and the Internal Revenue Service. He was an amazing husband, father, friend, neighbor, and mentor whose presence will be missed greatly.
Relatives and friends may call at St. Elizabeth Church, 917 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852 on Monday, October 8 from 5 to 8 p.m., where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 9 at 10 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Msgr. Macfarlane Legacy Fund, care of St. Elizabeth's Church at the above address.

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 6, 2012