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William L. Campbell

William L. Campbell, 91, of Burton, formerly a 60-year resident of Chester Township, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 17, 2017.

He was born in Cleveland, on April 18, 1926, to the late Earl and Rose (nee Montgomery) Campbell. He later married Dorothy Vargo in 1953.

He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran who served on the U.S.S. Herbert C. Jones (DE-137) in the South Pacific. William also boxed for the U.S. Navy and won a Golden Glove Championship.

After returning home, he worked for 40 years as a field engineer for the Burroughs (Unysis) Corporation until his retirement.

William continued to remain active, as he played baseball well into his 40s and was also an avid golfer, playing into his mid 80s. He also enjoyed bowling, playing cards and dancing with Dorothy.

He also served many years as an usher for St. Anselm Church in Chester.

William’s true love, though, was enjoying each and every day with his beloved wife, Dorothy, and his family.

William will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy; daughters, Kathleen (Kenny) Hoar, Laura (Tom) Ross, Patricia (Raymond) Loomis, Jane (William) Heiden; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Campbell; and sister, Doris Turner.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township.

A private burial in Chester Township Cemetery will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory are requested to be made to: Foundation Fighting Blindness, 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046 or the American Cancer Society, Ohio Division, North Region, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Best Funeral Home. 15809 Madison Road, Middlefield, 440-632-0818. Online condolences may be sent at