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Charles Gordon Campbell

Santa Barbara -- Charles Gordon (Gordy) Campbell, 89, Died Friday, July 25, 2014 in his hometown of Santa Barbara with his family at his bedside.

Gordon, known to his friends as Gordy, was a life-long resident of Santa Barbara. He attended Garfield Elementary, La Cumbre Jr. High School and Santa Barbara High School. During WWII he enlisted in the US Navy where he learned to be an electrician and served on the USS Davidson. After the War, he returned to Santa Barbara and joined the Merchant Marine serving in South America. When he returned to Santa Barbara he met his wife Elene at a Dodger Spring Training game. In those years, Dodger spring training was held in Santa Barbara. Gordon and Elene were married two years later and celebrated their 65th year anniversary May 1, 2014.

Gordon worked as an union electrician for 60 years and was active in the local IBEW 413 union. He loved baseball and played with the Santa Barbara senior group. He played tennis and occasionally Friday poker with his buddies. He also enjoyed trips to Great Britain and Europe.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Elene P. Campbell (from Pasadena), his two children Karen and Gregory, his brother Phillip Lee and many members of their extended families. He was preceded in death by his daughter Kimberly, his sister Phyllis McGinty and his loyal dog, Corky.

A private military funeral service and burial were held at the Santa Barbara Cemetery on July 29, 2014. Memorial donations, in honor of Mr. Campbell's life may be made to Sarah House, PO Box 20031, Santa Barbara, CA 93120.

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