Gary B. Campbell, 59

Gary B. Campbell, Ed. D., 59, of Lititz, died September 14, 2008 at Hershey Medical Center from congestive heart failure. Born in Pittsburgh on September 20, 1948, Gary was the son of Lura Goddard Campbell of Port Richey, FL and the late Matthew Campbell. Gary was the husband of Beverly E. Wishard Campbell and they were married for 27 years on July 3rd, 2008.

Gary graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and began his career as a junior high social studies teacher and athletic director in the Tredyffryn Easttown School District. After completing advanced degrees at Villanova University he became assistant principal at Valley Forge Junior High School. In 1980 Gary was hired as principal at Marticville Middle School in the Penn Manor School District. Gary received his doctorate in education from University of Pennsylvania in 1991. Later he was promoted to assistant superintendent and then superintendent. He retired from Penn Manor School District in 2002 after serving 32 years in education. 

Gary was honored nationally at the 2002 Teacher Leader Institute for his work in the Penn Manor School District to promote Reading Recovery. He was passionate about his role as an educator and instilled that in those he mentored.

Gary was a member of the Masonic Lodge #43 of Lancaster and Highland Presbyterian Church. He also was a volunteer at the Water Street Rescue Mission.

 Surviving besides his wife Beverly and his Mother, is a daughter Kimberly, of Lititz, and a brother, Dr. Brian Campbell of Lake Mary, FL.

A memorial services will be held at Highland Presbyterian Church 1801 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA, 17601 on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 11:00AM with the Rev. Ted Mingle and Rev. Ann Osborn officiating. Friends may pay their respects to the family at the church from 10:00-11:00AM. Contributions may be made in Gary’s memory to Penn Manor Education Foundation, P. O. Box 1001, Millersville, PA 17551 or Highland Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements are by the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel. To send online condolences, please visit,

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