Alvin Jay “Bus” Campbell, Jr., 90, of
Carlisle, passed to eternal life on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle. He
was born on February 12, 1927 in Kittanning, and was a son of the late Alvin J. Campbell, Sr. and Edith (Lease) Campbell.
He was married to the late Pauline M. (Gerbac) Campbell, who passed away on August 14, 2005.
Bus was a U. S. Army
veteran of the post WWII era. He earned his G.E.D. and was a third-generation employee of PPG Industries.
He retired from the Carlisle plant after 45 years of service as a mechanic. Bus was a member of
St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle and a former member of the Mt. Holly Springs V.F.W. He enjoyed hunting,
gardening, being outdoors and especially spending time with his family. Bus formerly operated a tree-cutting
He is survived by four sons; Alvin (wife, Janet) Campbell, III of Newville, Kevin (wife, Lynn) Campbell of
Redfield, Iowa, Dreux Campbell of Westminster, MD and Shawn (wife, Susan) Campbell of York Springs, six grandchildren; Kasey
Birbeck, Matthew Campbell, Damian Campbell, Lee Ann Campbell, Ashley Campbell-Nedimyer and Laurel Campbell, three great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 27,
2017 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, with the Very Rev. William C. Forrey officiating.
Burial will be in St. Patrick New Catholic Cemetery, North Middleton Twp. A viewing will be held
on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with a Prayer
Service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington,
D.C. 20090-6011. www.Since1853.com
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sorry to read the passing of Bus. What a guy! You guys had awesome parents! My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Kip Volek, Ford City, PA
SHARING IN YOUR LOSS OF SOMEONE SO SPECIAL
TO SO MANY. MY FAMILY WILL NEVER FORGET THE KINDNESS THAT YOUR PARENTS SHOWED TO OUR MOTHER AFTER OUR FATHER PASSED AWAY.
CARING THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
My sympathy goes out to the entire Campbell
family. I loved going hunting with Bus. He also taught me about " Wood Beans ".
for your loss
So very sorry to the family for your loss.
I have known "Bus" since I was a little girl. He and my dad worked together at PPG
Faith (Warnock) Trayer
I worked at PPG
where I meant Buz..he was a special special man.. we liked to pull tricks on each other. He was a excellent maint. man. I
didn't know he had passed. I'm so sorry. He and Pauline taught me a lot about their method of canning tomatoes..He
and his wife were two of the greatest new friends I had meant through working at PPG...He made me laugh so much...He was a
gem... God Bless family and friends...
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