On Dec. 12, 2020 Kevin Donald Campbell departed this life after suffering from several comorbid health conditions. He was born on May 5,1953 in Washington, PA to his much beloved mother, Margaret Elizabeth Campbell.
Kevin, also known as “Beep”, grew up in the family home in Tylerdale, PA. The house was always full of activity with all the uncles and their families dropping by. Kevin had another mother/ mentor/ friend who lived in the family home, Aunt Marie. Kevin and Terrikay Tucker Brown were Aunt Marie’s pride and joy.
Kevin graduated from Washington High School, attended Marquette University in Wisconsin and the University of Pittsburgh. He was a former member of Nazareth Baptist Church of Washington.
He had memory difficulties in recent years but had razor sharp detailed recall of growing up in Washington. He would often talk about lessons he learned from Grandma and his mother and would quote their sayings. He loved ice cream - especially Grandpa’s because he made it from scratch.
While he has had a diverse work career, he spent 10 years in the United States Navy. He served during the United States of America Gulf War Operation Desert Shield (August 1990 - January 1991 and Desert Storm (January 1991 - February 1991). For his service he was awarded the U.S. Naval Combat Craft Action Ribbon, and a letter of Accommodation for piloting a US Naval Assault Landing Craft deploying US Marines to the beaches of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
The Gulf War was an intense 100 Day Battle where coalition forces through their air and ground campaign destroyed/annihilated Iraqi Combat Forces.
While in the service Kevin was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Award, and Battle “E” Ribbon. He was also a member of (DAV) Disabled American Veterans.
Kevin resided at the Ridgeview Rehab Nursing Home in Pennsylvania since 2011. Recently he relocated to Coral Harbor Rehab Nursing Home in Neptune City, NJ. His devoted cousin Myra Campbell transferred him to NJ in late August to better take care of him.
Kevin’s physical body is now at rest in Washington, PA which is where he wanted to be for a long time. Back in Steeler Nation!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Elizabeth Campbell, and Erman Catlin Jr.; and cousin/brother, Larry Woods. He is survived by his sister, Cecil Bryant of Washington, DC, along with numerous cousins and friends.
To all his homies, you brought happiness to his life!
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