In Memory

John William (Jack) Campbell

John William (Jack) Campbell

This obituary has been altered to include information from the program at Jack's funeral.

John William Campbell, 72, a resident of Pasadena since 1986 was born on August 26, 1944 and passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. 

Mr. Campbell was the son of the late Marie and William Campbell.

Mr. Campbell graduated University of Oregan with a Bachelor's Degree and obtained his masters from University of Maryland.

He served honorably as a Green Beret in the US Army retiring after 22 years of service. During his time in the Army he served 3 tours in Vietnam.  He was a member of the VFW in Pasadena.  He enjoyed sports and like to watch the Ravens and Orioles play.

Mr. Campbell is survived by his son, Austin Lee Campbell, his ex-wife Norie F. Campbell both of Fayetteville, NC; his cousin, Tom Healey from Portland, OR;  and his dear friend Perry Mauler of Pasadena.  

A viewing was held on Wednesday, April 19 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, where services began at 12:PM.  Internment at Crownsville Veterans Cemetary.

*Some classmates spoke with Perry and were told that Perry & his wife were vacationing in Costa Rica and when they returned on April 2nd they found Jack on the floor of the kitchen.  He was taken to the hospital and died 6 days later from the results of a stroke.



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04/13/17 07:48 PM #1    

James T. Boscole

Jack was one of my best neighborhood friends throughout grade , middle & high school. Always a stand up guy.

Had a positivie attitude that never faltered, fun loving and not afraid to take it to the edge.

I will miss him.  Peace be with you Jack...

04/13/17 08:18 PM #2    

Thomas William Lawson (Tad) McCall

Devastating news that Bear Campbell passed. Such a great guy and dear friend   Dear Jack I and so many are so sad at your passing.  Tad

04/13/17 08:52 PM #3    

Bill (William Thomas) Blank

While we weren't close classmates, we shared some classes and Jack was always friendly and open to others so you couldn't help but like him.  My thoughts to his family.  He will be missed.

04/14/17 10:27 AM #4    

Ron Stassens (Class Of '61)

So sad to see Jack's passing. A great guy, larger than life personality and great friend. I don't know anyone who didn't love Jack. The world needs more people like him. Memories of Jack, Tad, Greg and other high school friends help carry me through hard times. Lucky to have known him.

04/15/17 01:23 PM #5    

Leslie Caire (Meharry)

During High School, I always liked Jack and got to know him better after that.  He was so smart, witty, very interesting, and great fun to be around.  I really enjoyed spending time with him and will cherish those memories.  Jack - I'll really miss you at our reunion!  

04/15/17 01:30 PM #6    

Paul Pearson (German Teacher)

Although Jack was not a student of mine, I got to know him through his classmates.  He would often visit with them and I appreciated his welcoming me in his home as did his parents, Bill and Marie.

One of the great memories of him is when Greg Rasmussen and he visited me on my lookout - Silver Star.  That a a day to remember.

Jack was a loyal and true friend.  I appreciate the good memories he gave me.  

May he rest in peace

Pearson  German Teacher



04/19/17 10:08 AM #7    

Hal Bayley

Jack was one very special friend.  So many of us can boast of that fact.  He would always lift my spirits by just being Jack Campbell.  Whether we we goofing off, partying, sharing serious personal thoughts, or just hanging out, Jack was the one to be with. I was so glad that I spent many hours with Jack late into the night of our 45th reunion.  That was the only one he attended. I got to know more about Jack the adult, and am comforted to know he is in the loving arms of our Lord.  I am with you in spirit dear friend, and thank God that those precious memories bring me comfort. Although my heart aches thinking about Jack's passing, I also smile and say thanks for the memories.  Love you pal.

04/19/17 08:55 PM #8    

Mary Aileen Jardine (McGlasson)

Hi Everyone, 

  I too felt so sorry to hear about Jack's death. Do you remember that when you would approach Jack to talk in class his face would light up. I agree with you the ones who remarked about his pleasant personality. He was one of my favorite guys in class of '62. Mary

04/20/17 06:45 PM #9    

Susee Cake (Basey)

I have so many memories of Jack.  We had good times together, even though I steered his dads car into a parked car.  Neither of us got in trouble .  At the 40th Reunion he reminded me of an outfit i had worn to a party.  He described it to a T.    What a great guy. I feel honored to to have been a small  part of his life.  Rest in peace.

04/22/17 12:30 PM #10    

Penny Kathleen Welch

Jack was a warm personality and I missed seeing him at our past reunions. We probably missed seeing each other by goin to different ones. My memories of him were more from grade school at Merle Davies and CE Mason than at Sunset. We chatted on the bus, rode bikes in our neighborhood, hung out at the Pollocks' house, and had dancing parties at Shirley Martin's after taking dance lessons in Beaverton during 7th grade. I think he was among the bunch of us who picked beans and strawberries together in the summer.  Jack was always full of smiles and good humor, smart and caring. I'll keep on missing him but with lots of good memories of a dear friend.

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