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John Roeder Campbell Jr.

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John Roeder Campbell, Jr.

AGE: 87 • New Castle

John Roeder Campbell, Jr., 87 of New Castle, DE, died April 7, 2016 in Heartland Hospice, Wilmington, DE.

Mr. Campbell was born on September 4, 1928, son of the late J. Roeder and Margaret Miller Campbell. He was raised in Galena, MD by his grandparents, Elsie and Charles Campbell where he graduated from Galena High School in 1946. Roeder was a member of Galena Vol. Fire Co. He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge CV 45, spending 18 months in Korean War Zone. He returned to Galena and was employed by the Sassafras Boat Co. After his marriage in 1957 he moved to the New Castle, DE area where he was employed by Delmarva Power, retiring after 31 years of service.

He is a life member of the Wilmington Manor Vol. Fire Co, where he held several positions including Deputy Chief and Line Officer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and especially traveling with his wife.

Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Joan Hadley Campbell, 2 children, John R. Campbell, III and Mary Patricia Campbell and a granddaughter, Danielle D'Ortona.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Karen D'Ortona and Robin Cunningham; 4 grandchildren, John R. Campbell, IV, Ashley Williams, Kristen and Nicole Cunningham all of Wilmington, DE and 3 great-grandchildren. Also a half-sister Dorothy Smith of Worton, MD; half-brother, William Campbell of Chestertown, MD; sister in law and brother in law, Connie and Ed Green of New Castle, DE and several nieces and nephews.

Burial will be held privately.

Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena, MD.

Memorials may be offered to Wilmington Manor Vol. Fire Co., 301 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle, DE. 19720.

Published in The News Journal on Apr. 12, 2016
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