CANISTEO: Leonard D. Campbell, 81, of Slate Creek Rd., passed away
peacefully Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
He was born May 9, 1937 in Galeton, Pennsylvania to Russell J. and Kathleen
(Ludwig) Campbell. Leonard graduated from Canisteo Central School in 1956.
On June 1, 1957, he married his high school sweetheart, Jane Mullen, at
Hornell Gospel Center by Reverend Stewart Brady.
Together they had three daughters. Leonard worked as a serviceman for over
30 years at Agway, serving in many different positions. He worked as a fuel
delivery driver, farm equipment installation and serviceman and later, in
sales. After his retirement, Leonard took a job as a millwright at Ulysses
Woodcraft where he worked for 10 years.
Leonard enjoyed working and serving his community. He served in the U.S.
National Guard and was elected to the positions of town assessor,
councilman, and constable for the town of Hartsville. He also served as both
a deacon and trustee at Bennetts Creek Bible Church for many years.
Leonard’s special interest and hobbies included raising a family,
participating in his community and church, tinkering in the garage, hunting,
He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Jane; three daughters,
Marlene (Ralph) Charlton of Springwater, Laurie (Mark) Lawton of Nunda and
Stephanie (Richard) Williams of Hunt; five grandchildren, Noelle Lawton,
Benjamin (Heidi) Lawton, Victoria Williams, Emily Williams and Jacob
Williams; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother Russell Campbell and a sister Beatrice
Family, friends, and others whose lives Leonard touched are invited to the
Bennetts Creek Bible Church, 3740 State Route 248, Canisteo, NY, at 1:00
p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 for a memorial service to celebrate his
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bennetts Creek Bible Church c/o
Gary Holmes, 3740 State Route 248, Canisteo, N.Y. 14823.
Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo.
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