Richard Campbell

Born: Sat., Jul. 15, 1933
Died: Mon., May 11, 2020

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Richard "Dick" "Snattle" Campbell of Warren, born July 15, 1933. A few paragraphs in the column of a newspaper page cannot accurately portray the life of this little boy who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Clarendon, PA who saw the world through loving and awe struck eyes and who created a life and legacy of love, decency and grace. He left us on May 11th, to begin his next great adventure. His friends and loved ones seemed to be countless in number, his enemies were few. He saw the divine in each of us, and made the best of whatever situation he found himself in. He lived an inspired life, God led and he followed. We, all who knew and loved him, are far better for his presence in our lives. He is survived by his wife Martha Mack Campbell, whom he married on 1/21/61. A daughter, Christine Cheronis her husband James, and their children Alexandra Cheronis (Alex Straume) and Christian Cheronis A son, Scott and his wife Linda and their children and spouses; Nicholas Campbell, Jessie Campbell (James Conley) Melissa and Dan Martin, Mandy and Jeff Stoltenberg, and Michelle Hinman. He was preceded in passing over by his fast friend and brother, Earl "Squirrel" Campbell, his youngest brother William "Bill" Campbell, and a grandson Aristotle Cheronis. Dick served in the United States Army after graduating from Warren High School. After his service, he returned to Scandia and along with Charlie Irvin founded Blueberry Hill Golf Club. He went on to work for Penelec, retiring in 1995. He served as an Elk Township Supervisor and then went on be elected to two terms as Warren County Commissioner. He served on many boards and volunteered in numerous organizations, including; Boy Scouts Cornplanter Council, Salvation Army, Office on Aging, Hospice of Warren County, Rouse Estates, and at different times in his life served and worshipped at Scandia Covenant Church, Calvary Baptist Church, and First United Methodist Church. He loved to spend time on his swing watching the birds along the river at the family camp. He especially enjoyed solving all of the worlds problems during coffee in the mornings surrounded by his friends. He was an ardent Steeler, Pirate and Penn State fan, and long time WAHS athletics booster. He had a great passion for travel and meeting new people. In his 80th year he visited his ancestral home, only to find out, much to his dismay, that the Campbells were one of the most reviled clans in all of Scotland. Most importantly of all, This man, this wonderful, perfectly flawed man with a beautiful soul, loved... oh, how he loved. Well done thou good and faithful servant. Arrangements are made by Peterson Blick Funeral Home. A private internment will be held Thursday, May 14th. Plans are being made for a public memorial gathering later this summer. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully encourages donations be made to; Friends of Rouse, Hospice of Warren County and Alzheimer's Association.

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