YOUNGSTOWN - Edwin Barton Campbell, 88, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2018, at Brookdale Ravenna Assisted Living after suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Born in Youngstown to Marie O’Brien Campbell on May 8, 1930, and was raised by his mother and grandparents, Patrick and Mary O’Brien. Edwin completed his elementary school education at St. Brendan Catholic School. He graduated from Ursuline High School in 1948 while serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and he continued his service in the Reserve after high school until 1950. During this time, he also began public service under the summer jobs program for the Mahoning County Commissioners and Engineer.
His experience and knowledge gained during and immediately after high school was useful to the Department of the U.S. Naval Construction Battalions (Seabees) during his tour of active duty in the early 1950s during the Korean War, and Ed was honorably discharged from the Navy in April of 1954.
After his discharge from the service, Ed was hired by the Mahoning County Engineering Department as a surveyor, and then by the City of Youngstown Engineering Department. He held a variety of engineering positions, ending as the Construction Engineer in 1972 when he became the City Engineer for the City of Niles, until 1976.
From 1977 through 1979, Edwin worked for The Cafaro Company as an engineer and then returned to public service, appointed as the Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Youngstown, where he worked until his retirement in 1983. During retirement, he enjoyed gardening, bowling, cooking, music and dancing.
Mr. Campbell was a Professional Engineer and Surveyor, receiving his surveyor license in 1962, and later, his engineering license as an alumnus of YSU. He continued surveying until the age of 72.
Ed was an active member of St. Brendan Parish in Youngstown, where he served as an usher and was a member of the former Home & School Association. He was also a member of the St. Brendan Men’s Bowling League, and he was a member of the Catholic War Veterans, John J. Buckley Post on Steel Street in Youngstown.
Ed leaves his wife of 59 years, Dolores J. Serenko Campbell; three daughters, Sharon Bellinger and her husband, Brett of Windsor, Conn., Brenda Campbell of Youngstown, and Noreen Heltzel and her husband, Christopher of Kent; four grandsons, Brenden Bellinger, and Travis, Will, and Mario Heltzel; two great-grandchildren, Zyia and Zariana Heltzel; two sisters, Marie Dean (Dan) English and Ella Mae (Anthony) Carrera; and many loving nieces and nephews, and their children.
He was predeceased by his mother, Marie Campbell; his sister Elizabeth “Betty” Schlosser; Betty’s husband, Steve; two nephews, Robert and Jerry Schlosser; and a niece, Janet Zielinski.
Family and friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at the funeral home, and will continue at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Avenue, Youngstown.
Interment with military honors will follow the Mass, and will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Ed’s family suggests that those wishing to make a memorial contribution do so by donating to the Alzheimer Network in Mr. Campbell’s name.
Alzheimer’s Assistance and Referral Network
4214 Market Street, Youngstown OH 44512