Kenneth “Kenny” Robert Campbell, 83, of Derry, Pennsylvania, was called home to be with the Lord on February 15th, 2021 at St. Anne Home in Greensburg, Pa.
Kenny was born in Bridgeville, Pa, on June 11, 1937 to the late Kenneth McConnell Campbell and Asenath Hadessa Cook Campbell. He attended Harrold Junior High School in Greensburg, Pa, Class of 1954. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, Heavy Weapons Infantry, from 1956 to 1959, and the Army Reserve from 1959 to 1962.
Kenny was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with family and friends. Kenny always had a smile. He loved the Lord. He lived his life helping others and those who knew him describe him as having the gift of service. Kenny made friends everywhere he went including Tree of Life Assembly of God in Latrobe, Pa, where he loved singing church hymns and participating in all the activities. He had many friends at The Union Mission of Latrobe, the Loyalhanna Care Center, St. Anne Home, and Derry Station.
Kenny was beloved and will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and their families including Liesel Watkins (Myron), Eric Campbell (Jennifer), Kelso McKee Campbell II, Kathleen Populo, Betty Ann Fischer (Douglas), John Campbell, and Keith Campbell. Kenny enjoyed traveling to visit Kathleen and Keith in Western Pa and loved going to visit his brother Kelso and family in Tennessee with his nephew, Richard Larkin.
The family would like to thank Sister Edith Strong, SC, Kathy Hancock, Mike and Tess Kramer, and Pastor Gorski and family, for their kind devotion and friendship to Kenny; he adored each of them. A special thank you to Crystal Campbell for her visits to Kenny at Loyalhanna Care Center. Kenny really enjoyed those visits.
Family and friends are grateful to Loyalhanna Care Center and St. Anne Home for showing Kenny so much love and encouragement. Kenny enjoyed visiting and supporting The Union Mission of Latrobe. Kenny lived at The Union Mission from 1987 through 1994 and was their very first resident. In a recent interview, Kenny said he supported The Union Mission because they had such a positive impact on his life and because they help so many people.
Along with his parents, Kenny is preceded in death by his brothers, Kelso, Bill, and Jack Campbell and his sister Dorothy Campbell.
Kenny will be buried at Robinson Run Cemetery in McDonald, Pa, alongside his parents and other family members. Arrangements are being managed by Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc. in Greensburg, Pa.
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