Francis “Frank” X. Campbell
May 13, 2013
Frank died peacefully at his home on Monday, May 13, 2013 with his daughter, Anne, by his side. Born in Dedham, MA, he was the son of the late Genevieve O’Rourke Campbell and Daniel M. Campbell.
He lost his loving wife, Betty, on November 21, 2011 after 60 years of marriage. Frank and Betty met on a blind date to go to Betty’s high school prom.
Frank’s life long love of animals started as a child with his goats, Pedro and Precious. After he graduated from Norfolk Agricultural High School, he joined the US Navy, serving on the F.D.R. air craft carrier during the Korean Conflict. He then graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in animal husbandry. He worked in dairy and livestock management, having been a herdsman and manager of Prominent Vermont Estates.
After arriving in Lancaster, Frank worked for Corn Products, Wirthmore, Miller and Bushong and Pennfield as an area manager for the livestock and dairy division. Lastly, he retired after owning and operating Palmer Green in Shippensburg. After retirement, he enjoyed his years at the Manheim Auto Auction.
He was devoted to his yearly visit to Malvern for the Palm Sunday Church Retreat. Dad enjoyed anything to do with cows, antique cars, horses and mules.
Frank is survived by his son, Craig; daughter, Anne; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gloria and Joe Smiroldo; and many nieces and nephews.
Dad, you and mom will be missed, but we take comfort in knowing you are dancing together in Heaven.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11AM on Friday, May 17, 2013 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 East Delp Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 with Rev. Edward Gaffney as Celebrant. A viewing will be from 9:15-10:15AM on Friday at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Interment will be at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Frank’s memory to the Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary, 1834 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. To send the family online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100
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Dear Anne and Craig
Bill and I send our deepest sympathy to you at this time. You were blessed with the best parents, they were both special. We had lots of good times at St Anne’s. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Vicky and Bill Quinn