BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of the Berkeley Heights Fire Department, along with brothers from Chatham, New Providence, Stirling and Watchung departments, stood in formation to salute Retired Firefighter Glen Campbell as the funeral procession passed the Berkeley Heights Fire Department Headquarters on Monday after his funeral mass to his final resting place at St. Mary's Stony Hill Cemetery. Glen had been a Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Fighter since 1963.
Glen Campbell passed away at home on November 6, 2019 at the age of 83. Glen was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia to Lillie May (née Ward) and Monty Campbell and grew up in West Virginia with his parents and five siblings. He lived in Lakehurst, NJ before moving to Berkeley Heights in 1957. He enlisted in the US Navy on June 1, 1955 and served as a Helicopter Utility Squadron HV-2. He was honorably discharged on May 28, 1959. During that time he met the love of his life, MaryAnn Amodeo and they married on February 20, 1960 at Little Flower Church in Berkeley Heights.
Glen worked for Hewlett-Packard in the Quality Assurance Department for over 40 years. He started with them in Berkeley Heights, Rockaway and later retired from their Bridgewater location over 20 years ago. Glen was an avid genealogist. He had a passion for American history and documenting the history of Berkeley Heights. He is known as the local Honorary Researcher. He was a huge fan of West Virginia Football and was a true Mountaineer. He was a talented photographer, and enjoyed daily breakfast at Old Glory in New Providence, scuba diving, golfing, camping, fishing and traveling with Mary Ann.
Glen is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Mary Ann (nee Amodeo), his loving children Doug and Karen Campbell, Beth Ann and Richard Moor, Kenneth and Marianna Campbell, his cherished grandchildren Ashley, Kayla, Liam, Lauren, Connor and Hayley and a great grandson on the way, and his dear sister-in-law Juanita Campbell.