John T. Campana, 83, of Grafton Township, passed away at his home Monday, October 7, 2013, after a lengthy illness. He was born January 27, 1930 in Westlake, and lived in North Ridgeville for 55 years, before moving to Grafton Township earlier this year.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. John was the Corporate Vice President at Dreco Inc. in North Ridgeville, retiring in 1979. He also retired as a North Ridgeville Volunteer Fireman after 25 years of service. He and his wife, Lorene, went on to own and run the Oak Park Lake Campground in Russia Township.
He was the past Commander at the American Legion, Post 12, Elyria, a member of the Amvets, V.F.W. Post 9871, North Ridgeville, a 32nd degree Mason, and a past member of Clowns of America and El Rey Grotto.
In the summer months, John could be found on his boat fishing, which he loved to do. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing and working in his garden.
John is survived by his son, Ken Campana; daughters, Barb (Jim) Furr and Deb (Greg) Cambell; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; sister, Louise (Robert) Schultz; and uncle of many.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene (nee Draudt); and parents, Thomas and Philomena (nee Salerno) Campana.
Family will receive friends Thursday, October 10, 2013, 4 until 8 P.M., in the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, where Services will be held Friday, October 11, 2013, at 10 A.M.. Reverend David Howell will officiate. Interment will be private.
Family requests donations to the American Heart Assn., P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60695.