William Murray Campbell

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William Murray Campbell, a retired electrical engineer of Finksburg, Maryland, passed away on Saturday, March 17, at Golden Crest Assisted Living in Westminster. He was 95. William was born in Baltimore, on July 14, 1922, the oldest child of Stephen Patrick Campbell, Jr., an attorney, and Dorothy Ann Murray Campbell, a homemaker. He graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1941, and worked at the Maryland Drydock Company before serving as a Radarman Third Class in the United States Navy during the Pacific theater of World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and returned to work at the Maryland Drydock Company until 1959, when he joined the engineering firm of Whitman, Requardt, and Associates. William spent the rest of his career at WRA in Baltimore, working on local and regional infrastructure projects before retiring in 1990. William, affectionately called Uncle Willie by his family, was a tireless reader and active pursuer of knowledge. At age 95, he retained both an unusually sharp memory and interest in current events. He enjoyed reminiscing about the past, and discussing the news of the day, especially with a gently-mixed martini and raw oysters at hand. He was also a lifelong tinkerer, working on his cars, fixing appliances and machines, and dreaming of inventions. Still, his greatest achievement may have been as the inventor, self-proclaimed, of the long-weekend, having spent many of those in Ocean City, Maryland. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Hamberry Campbell, to whom he was married for 61 years, and his siblings Ann Campbell Ditzel, Mary Catherine Campbell Burgess, and Stephen Patrick Campbell, III. He is survived by many nieces and nephews, and many more great nieces and nephews. At William's request, his body was donated to the Maryland Anatomy Board for the advancement of medical research and education. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon, MD 21071.



Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 10, 2018
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