Meadville Tribune

February 26, 2013

Ronald Lee Campbell Sr.

Meadville Tribune

NORTH EAST — Ronald Lee Campbell Sr., 83, of North East, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Erie. He was born in Arnold on Oct. 28, 1929, a son of the late William and Janet Debrow Campbell.

Ronald served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He had lived in the Erie area since 1972 and was employed as a state inspector for the Department of Occupational and Professional Affairs with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for many years until his retirement.

Ronald was a member of North East American Legion Post 105 and the Moose Lodge of North East, and volunteered for Parkside and the Thrift Store in North East.

Besides his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Blose; a sister, Darlene Zimmerman; and an infant great-grandchild.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Freda Lea Winkelman Campbell; a daughter, Debby Bichard of Jamestown; a son, Ronald Lee Campbell Jr. of Meadville; a stepdaughter, Janice Culp (David) of North East; two stepsons, Dale Hopkins of Elko, Nev., and Robert Hopkins (Jeannine) of Houston, Texas; a brother, William Campbell (Mercedes) of Saltsburg; two sisters, Elaine Campbell of New Kensington and Katherine Shannon (Phillip) of Florida; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

No calling will be observed.

Arrangements are being handled by Dusckas Funeral Home Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie. To send condolences, visit