GEORGETOWN, Pa. - Gordon J. Campbell, 92 of Georgetown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, following a brief illness.
Gordon was the youngest of 11 children born to Walter and Nancy Brenneman Campbell on May 3, 1920, on Phillis Island, Shippingport, Pa.
Gordon grew up in Hookstown, attending several one-room schools in the area, Mercer and Poe. It was there he met the love of his life, Betty Wright Whom he married on Feb. 27, 1943.
A member of the Hookstown American Legion, he was a US Army Veteran serving in WW II with the 3629th Quartermaster Truck Company with campaigns in Normandy, Central Europe, Rhineland, and Northern France, receiving good conduct medal, American Theater Ribbon, Eames Theater Ribbon, and four Bronze Stars. Upon returning from the war, Gordon continued to do what he loved, driving truck. First with T.K. Roofing Company in Chester, then Butterfield Trucking Company of Georgetown, and finally retiring from PA Dept. of Transportation as an Equipment operator in 1982.
Gordon enjoyed music, playing guitar and singing. First with the Green Valley Boy's and then with the Country Partners, playing square dances and country shows in the Tri-State area.
Gordon was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty E. Wright Campbell in October of 2004; three sisters, Esther McHaffie, Nora Allison, and Mary Ann Thompson; four brothers, Frederick, Joseph, William, And Daniel Campbell; three siblings in infancy; two sons-in-law, David Schondelmayer and Thomas Allison; and most recently his faithful K-9 companion, Buddy.
Gordon is survived by two daughters, Judy Schondelmayer of East Liverpool, and Debbie Allison of Georgetown; five grandchildren, Adam (Marianne) Schondelmayer of Campbell, Calif., Mark Schondelmayer of East Liverpool, Lisa (Larry) Berger, Jeremy Allison and his companion, Heather Dye, and Andrew Allison of Georgetown; six great-grandchildren, Cody Allison, Jacob, Tyler, and Katelyn Berger, Taelor Schondelmayer, and Ian Schondelmayer; many nieces and nephews, good neighbors and friends.
The Rev. Nathan Weller of the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church will conduct services on Friday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester where family and friends will gather on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. Interment will follow the Friday services at Mill Creek Hill Cemetery in Georgetown.
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