Bernard Roi Campbell II
December 14, 1937 - May 17, 2019
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BERNARD ROI CAMPBELL, II Age 81, of Chardon, OH, passed away on May 17, 2019 at Chardon Healthcare. Born December 14, 1937 to Bernard Roi and Rita Mae (nee: Pontius) Campbell, he spent his early years in Hambden and Chester Townships. When the family moved from Hambden to Chester Township, he and his brothers would…

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LeAnn Morgan left a message on June 2, 2019:
I had the pleasure of working with Barney at GE as one of his suppliesr. He was such a kind, gentle man. I was able to see him off to retirement, too. I am sorry for the families' loss and send prayers as you deal with his death. God bless!
Catherine Whitright left a message on May 25, 2019:
Barney will be sorely missed especially at this time of the year. For how many years he was the person communicating with all of us about the All Chardon High School Reunion. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Catherine & Elbert Whitright
John Campbell left a message on May 24, 2019:
I’m Barney’s brother John Many of you remember Barney as a grumpy, crochety, grouchy man. NOT ME. We respected & liked each other. There was no reason for a negative, damaging word from either of us. After all we knew each other for 75 years. Most of you know Barney had a good heart behind that façade. His heart was better than you know. I first remember Barney when I was about 2 years old. I was behind a barricade of dining room chairs to keep me away from him and my brother Bill who were playing. Bill was 2 years older than me and Barney 5 years older. In most families the 2 older brothers would team up to keep the younger brother out of the way. Not Barney. He accepted me. I was allowed to play cowboys and Indians with them. I was allowed to build models with them upstairs in the barn while listening to the Cleveland Indians. I have wonderful memories growing up. I pushed myself to measure up. But of course, I never could. Yet that was OK with Barney. I was instilled with a strong sense of competition, the need to know more and not to screw up. Sometimes that extreme competition can be unhealthy. If you’re in a car next to me at a traffic light, without thinking, I’ll try to beat you. Carole, my wife, refuses to play cards with me. Yet, competition and the need to know more has resulted in a fabulous career, with IBM and with NASA., fighter jets, rockets and spacecraft including the Hubble Space Telescope. Barney grouchy, sometimes. Barney with a great heart, always.
Marian Meek Smith(for Abby Stroyd Weaver) left a message on May 23, 2019:
This is from Abby Stroyd Weaver: I thought highly of Barney and thank him for his generous time spent regarding the alumni association. We enjoyed our many visits to be at class dinners sharing memories and attending the yearly alumni dinners. So sorry to hear that he passed away, Abby Stroyd Weaver, class of 55.
Marian Meek Smith left a message on May 23, 2019:
To Barney`s family: He was a kind and generous person, the class of 55 all loved him dearly, and no one can take his place. He spoke to me of his sons, and how proud of the men they had become. It was a joy to have shared our high school years and beyond, always in touch regarding alumni business. Please accept my condolences.
Amy Covell Phelps left a message on May 23, 2019:
Sorry for your loss. Mr. C (and Mrs. C) we're like my second set of parents. I could always go to them for help (Mr. C helped me with calculus in college). He always teased me about it. He will be missed.
Janet Luther left a message on May 21, 2019:
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