Francis Ross Campbell, 86, of Chaumont, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Bradenton, Florida, under the care of his family and Tidewell Hospice.
Born October 3, 1926, he was the son of Francis Ross and Madeline Mason Campbell. After graduating from Watertown High School in 1944, he served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He graduated from Clarkson University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and shortly thereafter began working for the New York State Department of Transportation, District 7. In 1978 he was chosen for the District 7 Engineer of the Year Award by the New York State Association of Transportation Engineers. After working for thirty-seven years, he retired as Regional Design Engineer in 1986.
Survivors include his wife, Dorinne W. Campbell, whom he married on August 18, 1951, and their four children: Donna M. Campbell and her husband, Christopher Blodgett, of Spokane, Washington; Diane L. Campbell and her husband, William Liguori, of Ithaca, New York; Vicky A. Campbell and her husband, Vic G. Rice, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and F. Ross Campbell and his wife, Mirna Garita, of Arlington, Virginia. He had five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are a sister, Patricia Campbell, and her husband Robert Capone. He was predeceased by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia A. Campbell and K. Robert Wisner, and Mary Campbell and D. Clark Smith; and a brother, Donald Campbell.
A private memorial service for family members is planned for later this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice of Bradenton, Florida.