Friday, February 2, 2018

Robert Campana of Murphys

   Robert Dominik Campana passed away on January 21, 2018 surrounded by his devoted loving family.

   He was born August 1, 1929 in San Francisco
to Dominik Campana and Helen Mendler Campana, the first of two sons.

   He graduated from Lincoln High School, after which he
enlisted in the Navy. He serve on Treasure Island, where he met the love of his life, Diane Roberts.

    They married August 17, 1952 and began their life in South San Francisco. They had three children; Robert, Jr, Kathleen and Laureen.

  He worked for the family business started by his father with his brother Richard.

   Together, he and his wife, who had a shared love of the mountains, built a log cabin in Murphys in 1964, where they eventually were able to move to in 1970.

  He loved raising his family in the foothills. The most important thing in his left was his family. He always lived by the motto of "family first". After family, he gave his all to the community.

   He served in many community organizations, and his longest and most devoted service was to the Mark Twain St.Joseph's Hospital board of trustees, which he was a member of for over 30 years.

   He felt committed to creating the best health care for the people who were his neighbors and friends.

   He worked at Middleton's Mark Twain Center with Hank and Bobby Middleton, who became good friends, for over 30 years.

   He loved connecting with the people in his community through the store. He was grateful to be able to travel the world with Diane and capture the trips with photos. A favorite trip was to Africa to see majestic lions.

   He will be remembered for any things; love of family, sense of humor and generosity. He will also be remembered for his love of his children and grandchildren, from comforting crying babies to encouraging fledgling teenagers.

   He also had a great love for his family pets. Elle his sheltie had a special place in his heart. He was truly a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

   He is survived by Diane, his wife of 65 years, children Robert Jr. (Lynna), Kathleen, Laureen (Phil), grandchildren Annie (Andy), Katrina (Alain), Audrey (Zach), Caroline, Melissa, Jennifer (Adam), Claire and Marie. His also survived by five great-grandchildren; jack and Josephine, Dylan, Emery and Wyatt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved Aunt and brother.

   A Memorial will be held on Saturday March 24, 2018 at 2:30 PM at the First Congregational Church of Christ at 509 Algiers Street in Murphys, followed by a Celebration of his Life at the Native Sons Hall on Main Street in Murphys.

   Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bob's endless dedication to Mark Twain Hospital was endless and will always be appreciated. He will be sorely missed.