Robert V. (Soup) Campbell, Sr
Robert V. (Soup) Campbell, Sr., 93, of Ewing, N.J. passed away on September 19, 2016 at Morris Hall St. Joseph’s Long Term Care in Lawrenceville, N.J.
Predeceased by his parents, Rose and John Campbell Sr, his brothers Jack and Paul (his twin), Robert is survived by his wife of 69 years Eileen (O’Brien); 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert V. Jr. and Amy Campbell, and their children, Kaylin and Kyle of Lambertville NJ; and Jeffrey and Micaela Campbell, and their daughter, Darby of Monmouth Beach, NJ; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Rosemarie Bruno of Ponce Inlet, FL, and Joan and Bill Murphy of Toms River, NJ; sister-in-law, Melina Campbell of Arlington, VA; as well as nineteen nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Trenton, NJ, Robert graduated from Trenton Catholic Boys High School in 1942 where he played both football and basketball. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy and is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a Radioman 1st Class on the USS Wesson (DE-184). Robert received nine medals and other ribbons for his Navy service. Upon his discharge, he attended Rider College and was employed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Taxation for the Bureau of Inheritance Tax. He retired after 30 years as a Bureau Chief.
Robert was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and for a number of years, was the Commander for the Trenton Chapter. He was a member of the Ewing Kiwanis (and was a past President) and the Ewing Twp. Elks. Robert was also a member of the Ewing Twp. F.O.P. and the Trenton Catholic High School Golden Wave Alumini Association. He was a recipient of the Father Clarence O’Shea “Tough Guy” award.
A parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Parish Trenton, NJ, he was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Commissioner and founder of the Blessed Sacrament Biddy Basketball League.
Visitation will be held on Thursday September 22, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave, Ewing, NJ. 08618. Words of Remembrance will be delivered at 9:45AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial will held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Counsel Church 137 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628. Interment will follow at Ewing Cemetery 78 Scotch Rd Ewing, NJ.
Posted on 20 Sep 2016 by MFH