Lester Emmet Campbell, age 90, formerly of Juva Road, Waterford, died Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Edinboro Manor where he had resided for the past two years. Born in Waterford Township on June 1, 1918, he was a son of the late Chauncy and Florence Alexander Campbell.
For most of his working years, Lester worked as a grape farmer at different Northeast grape farms, the last of which was Judge William E. Hirt’s farm which he managed for 20 years. Before his retirement, he was employed as a truck driver and mechanic for Northeast Township for 12 years. He was a 50-year member of the Oddfellows Lodge of Edinboro, and a member of New Ireland United Methodist Church and the former Cloverleaf Grange of Northeast.
Preceding him in death include his first wife, Violet L. Johnson Campbell, whom he married in 1937 and who died in 1987; six sisters and brothers, Charlotte Racop, Willard Campbell, Lois Marzka, Audrey Sanders, Ellen Sammons, and Vesta McClelland Hackler; a step-son, Gordon Johnson, and a great-grandson, Braden A. Peters.
Survivors in the family include his second wife, Bertha Grandy Johnson Campbell; his daughter, Martha J. Peters and her husband Gordon of Waterford; three grandchildren, Shelley Brown and her husband Robert, and Douglas L. Peters and his wife Martha, all of Waterford, and Alan G. Peters and his wife Michelle of Corning, NY; five great-grandchildren, Cory, Cassie, Brenda, Amber, and Kara; his brother, Harold Campbell and wife Patricia of Waterford, and his sister, Delores Dowler and husband Donald of Mill Village; also, his step-children, Levant Johnson and wife Mary Lou of Waterford, Amy Falconer and husband Tom of South Carolina, Caroline Piccirillo and husband Tony of Erie, and Ann Merry and husband Jack of Waterford.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, corner of West First and Walnut Streets, Waterford on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm and may attend the funeral service there on Tuesday at 2:00pm. Interment will be in Waterford Cemetery.