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Thomas W. Campbell

August 20, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Thomas W. Campbell, 91, of Cape Coral passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Hope Hospice. He was born May 18, 1921, in Hannibal, Mo., to Ray J. and Susie (Owsley) Campbell. He enlisted in the Navy at the start of World War II and served in the Mediterranean, attaining the rank of chief petty officer. He married Helen Heidenreich in 1946. In 1950, he went to Korea where he served as a Navy medic assigned to the 1st Marine Division. He and Helen settled in Greenwood, Ind., where he worked as a construction executive. They raised 8 children and cared for 2 foster children. They moved to Cape Coral in 1988. In his retirement, he became a noted stained glass artist and exhibited in several regional shows. He was an active member of St. Andrews Parish where he remained a regular usher until his death. He was very active in local veteran's groups including the Chosin Few, the Korea Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Cape Coral Invest in America's Veterans Foundation. He is survived by his children, Teri, Tom, John, Jim, Jeanette, Joe, David and Donald; 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St Andrew's Catholic Church at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 22. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Invest in America's Veterans Foundation, 3100 Del Prado Blvd., Bldg. 3, Unit 6, Cape Coral, FL 33904 or at www.veterans-foundation.org

 
 

 

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