It's with great sadness that we announce the death of Nathan C. Campobasso, 88 on August 4, 2021, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, from respiratory complications. Born October 6, 1932 in Kansas City, MO, to Mary and Raffaele 'Joe Biff' Campobasso, he enjoyed a wonderful childhood growing up in a large Italian family. Nathan was an Air Force Korean War Veteran. Post war Nathan was a sergeant in charge of the officer's club while stationed at Parks AFB in Pleasanton, CA. He and three fellow soldiers started a doo-wop group called The Chandeliers where he performed as the first tenor. Their most memorable concert was at the Palomar Gardens in San Jose, CA, where they played alongside saxophone great Joe Houston and other big-name artists. After an honorable discharge from the military, Nathan spent the next 30 years as a proud Longshoreman and Local 63 Marine Clerk in the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach. He participated in the ILWU 130 day strike, fighting for the many denied rights of dock workers and which eventually granted many of the benefits that longshoreman still enjoy today. He leaves behind his loving wife and soul mate of 23 years, Rebecca; his two brothers, Dan Petrovich (Terry) and Charles Tuggle (Esther); daughters, Josette Campobasso-Espinosa and Kathy Janssen (David); grandchildren, Nathan Espinosa (Stephanie), Andrea Connolly (H. Patrick); Wendy Borg (Dennis); seven great-grandchildren, his uncle, Dr. Frank Campobasso (Donna) and Aunt Rose Campobasso of Kansas City, MO, many cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends. Services: St Mary of the Valley Catholic Church, 7495 Church St., Yucca Valley, September 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at Hawks Landing, 55100 Martinez Trail, Yucca Valley.
Published by Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Sep. 4, 2021.