Biography: ROBERT B. CAMPBELL
VERONA BEACH-Robert B. Campbell, 60, Cove Road, died Saturday, October 7, 2017, in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, while visiting the area with his family.
Born in Oneida, on November 14, 1956, he was the son of Llewellyn R. “Nick” and Anne Johnson Campbell. A lifelong resident of the area, Bob was a graduate of Oneida High School and the Modern Welding School in Schenectady. He married Sarah J. Cross in Sylvan Beach, on September 15, 1979.
Bob was employed with Airgas of Syracuse, as a welding process specialist, owned and operated with his son, Vantage Welding and was an instructor of welding at Madison-Oneida BOCES. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Verona Beach, the Camden Cycle Riders and the TC Riders Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycling, boating, working with his son, his daily visits with his daughter, his dogs, and every night watching the sunsets. Throughout the Beach, Bob was known to everyone and knew everyone.
Surviving besides his wife, Sarah, are his daughter and her husband, Maryanne E. Campbell and Andrew Howe of Verona Beach, his son, Brian L. Campbell and his companion, Serena Becker of Verona Beach; his “honorary” daughter Amy Soriano of Ithaca; his three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sharon Di Gennaro of Vian, Oklahoma, Katherine and Thomas Van Riper of Munnsville and Gail and Reed Preston of Camden; his brother, Paul and Suzanne Campbell of Sherrill; several nieces and nephews and his grandpuppies. He was predeceased by a sister, Jacqueline Seibert and a brother, James Campbell.
Recounting his love and friendship for all, Bob would be known as saying “Leave them laughing!”
Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Sunday from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main Street, Oneida. Friends may call at the funeral home, 1-5 PM, Saturday. Contributions, in his memory, may be made to Wanderers Rest Humane Association, Box 535, Canastota, NY 13032.
To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.campbell-dean.com.
CAMPBELL-DEAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.