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Richard Campitell

CAMPITELL---Richard, 80, Windber, went to be with our Lord Jesus on October 14, 2018, at home, after a very long battle with cancer. Born August 14, 1938, in Windber, son of the late Steve and Adaline (Chicarell) Campitell. Preceded in death by sisters, Edith Glacken and Mary Sklodowski; brother, Paul; and in-laws, Stanley and Tillie Otolinsky, of Franklin Boro. Survived by loving wife, Patricia E. (Otolinsky) Campitell, whom he married on October 24, 1964; son, Richard Stephen Campitell and wife, Jill (Berkebile) and their children, Adalyna Marie and Stephen Campitell;  son, Christopher Patrick Campitell and wife, Allison (Webb) and their children, Benjamin David and Luke Richard Campitell. Brother of Janet Murtha, Rose Haley and Bernice Myers. Also survived by sister-in-law, Dolores (Otolinsky) Modic. Richard was truly loved by all who knew him. As a young boy, he worked at Harry Leone’s Store, Damico Cleaners and Swank Hardware. He was a 1956 graduate of Windber High School and a US Army veteran who served as a Chaplain’s assistant for Fr. Downes at Ft. Wolters, Mineral Well, TX. Upon discharge, he became employed at U.S. Steel as a cost analyst in the accounting department for 22 years until the plant closed. He went on to work for Windber Hospital as a manager of courier services for 25 years. Richard was very proud of his Italian Abruzzi heritage and was very devoted to his faith. He was very, very proud of his sons, Rick and Chris for their life accomplishments, but most of all he cherished his grandchildren. Richard loved new cars, shiny shoes and a nice lawn. We will always remember our Italian feasts on Christmas Eve. They were the best and family always came first. Special thanks to our wonderful nurse, Kelly Boyer, our angel, and nurses from Johnstown’s Hillman Cancer Center, Peggy, Sherry, Lydia and Jo; and Dr. Mulcahy and Dr. Rogerson. Member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Windber, where Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Lawrence Lacovic officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Vigil service will be held at 6 p.m. Entombment, St. Anthony’s Mausoleum. Military graveside rites accorded by Windber VFW Post #4795 Ritual team. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Rich was my idol growing up in Windber. Since he was my Dad's younger brother,i immediately connected and admired Rich.Simply stated,i loved Uncle Rich.I will miss him terribly and hold many memories close to my heart.MY heartfelt sympathy goes out to Pat,sons,and families. Love,"Paulie".

Paul Campitelli Oct 18 2018 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy on your loss. He will be missed.

Jim & Vickie Markovich Oct 17 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Campitell

Terry and Elsie Mock Oct 16 2018 12:00 AM

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Sometimes we may say Richard lived a good long life, and he did. He lived his life to the fullest. However, no matter how long one lives, it is NEVER long enough. Be assured of the keeping of this wonderful promise from God: The righteous will possess the earth and live FOREVER on it. There IS going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. (Acts 25:15) Imagine awakening to a righteous new world where death has been eliminated. This is the way God intended it to be from the start. His original purpose will be fulfilled when His Kingdom comes. Please take heart in these beautiful promises. Please visit jw.org for further information regarding the beautiful future that lies just ahead.

Thomas And Sue Scullion Oct 16 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Patty and family.......Sending my sympathy to you and your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.....God Bless you all................Paulett (Bulick) Simunich

Paulett (Bulick) Simunich Oct 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Campitell

Allison Oct 15 2018 12:00 AM

An Angel's Arms was ordered on October 15, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Oct 15 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to Pat, Rick, Chris & family. It was a pleasure knowing Rich, he was a kind soul, a wonderful friend & neighbor. He will be sadly missed. He is in Gods hands.

Georgette & Sam Clinger Oct 15 2018 12:00 AM

A TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on October 15, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Oct 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Campitell

Matt and Rhonda Oct 15 2018 12:00 AM

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