Campbell, John

July 07, 2004

MR. JOHN CAMPBELL, 78, of Roswell, Georgia died July 5, 2004, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was the eldest son of Donald and Margaret Campbell. After high school graduation he enlisted in the Army Air Force and served as a gunner on a B-29 from 1944 to 1946. He was in the 1st photo reconnaissance squadron in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, The American Campaign Medal and the Word War II Victory Medal. After the war Mr. Campbell met and married Grace Alma Fortois of Union City, New Jersey. They were married 51 years until her death in August 2002. In 1948 Mr. Campbell was hired by Airco, Inc. of Northern New Jersey where he worked for over 20 years retiring as Vice President and General Manager. Much of his tenure at Airco was spent at the Arcods Plant in Sparrows Point, Maryland. After his retirement he returned to work at Techalloy both in Northern New Jersey and Baltimore again retiring as Vice President and General Manager of Techalloy Maryland. he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Newark College of Engineering where he also pursued graduate engineering studies. He attended Rutgers University in the MBA program. He was a lifetime member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was also a former member of the American Welding Society, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and an Advisory Board member of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mr. Campbell was an avid golfer and enjoyed music and the arts. He is survived by his daughters, Joseph D. and Leslie Campbell Judge, Jr. of Roswell, GA. and Michael and Holly Susan Voelker of Towson, MD; a son, Keith John Campbell of Roswell, GA; a brother, Malcolm W. Campbell of Hamburg, NJ; cousin, Veronica Ricci of Tom's River, NJ; grandchildren, Ashley Campbell Judge, Evan Patrick Campbell Judge, Charles Maxwell Voelker, John Michael Voelker and Hannah Grace Voelker. The Graveside Service will be held on Friday, July 9, 2004, at 10 A.M. at Green Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Atlanta. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 7 until 9 P.M. at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors, Roswell/Alpharetta, 770-645-1414.

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