James R. Campbell died on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at the age of 62.
Family and friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Robert L. Yost Funeral Home Inc., 123 W. Main St., Palmyra. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Western Presbyterian Church of Palmyra. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall at Western Presbyterian Church. In memory of Jim, please consider donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York NY 10065.
Jim attended Palmyra-Macedon High School. He is a graduate of both Cortland University and SUNY Brockport. Jim started his career in education at SUNY Brockport followed by a long career of almost 23 years at Niagara-Wheatfield High School as vice principal and athletic director. He worked many Section V basketball tournaments and was former president of New York State Coaches Association. He enjoyed coaching his son's baseball teams, including Brockport Little League and travel team. Jim loved watching both his sons play sports. He also loved playing sports himself. Jim was an excellent bowler and a member of the PBA. He was an enthusiastic golfer, basketball and baseball player, and an avid fan of the New York Yankees.
A beloved husband and loving father, he will be sorely missed for his kindness, dependability, and strength.
Jim was predeceased by his father, James J. Campbell, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Irene and Gordon Marchionda. He is survived by wife, Lisa L. Campbell (32 years); sons Steven (Christina) and Ryan Campbell; his mother, Carol E. Campbell; his sister, Nancy (William) Burk; his brothers, William (Beth) and Robert (Lisa) Campbell; his uncle, Allen (Carol) Campbell; brothers-in-law Gordy, Dick and Larry (Joanne) Marchionda; sisters-in-law Linda (Joe) Ficcaglia and Sandy (Bruce) Castner; and many nieces and nephews.