Ross John Campagna
June 14, 1916 – June 8, 2018
Campagna, Ross (Roario)
Age 102, of Phoenix, Arizona. Passed away on June 8, 2018.
Ross is survived by three children: Sam (Vietnam Navy veteran) and wife Rose Marie of Omaha, NE, John (Jack) (Vietnam Air Force veteran) of Phoenix, AZ, and Francine of Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren Pat, Frank, Allegra, Catherine Campagna, Michelle Anderson, Mindy Stockton, Melissa Daffer, ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Ross served in the Army in WWII under General George Patton in the 4th Armored Division and was in the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of Bastogne, and liberated a German concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.
He worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers until retiring in 1975, then he became an operating engineer for Bergan Mercy Hospital and the University of Nebraska at Omaha until retiring a second time and moving to Phoenix.
He was an avid ballroom dancer, songwriter, and loved restoring antique cars. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Elks, Tangier Shrine, American Italian Club, Horseless Carriage Club, Southeast Civic Club, a Cub Scout Master, Bingo Chairman Post 181 and Post Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars (1967-68), and member of Bee Hive Lodge 184, Chapter No. 1,Council No 1, Mt. Calvary Commander, Tangier in Omaha.
Ross will be interred at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha, NE. Details to follow. Please visit www.shadowmountainmortuary.com to share memories or condolence messages for the family.
Ross John Campagna
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June 19, 2018
A fine neighbor and most special friend. Ross gave me many happy memories and lots and lots of laughs. He was blessed with a great sense of humor, a deep love for his country and the joy of family.
June 17, 2018
We always enjoyed the times Ross came to visit us at the 43rd & Thunderbird Marketplace.He always put a smile on our face. His recollections of his service days were very interesting.
We were sure he would achieve his goal to hit his 100th birthday. We know he had a loving family who always wanted the best for him.
He truly left a legacy that his family for generations should be proud of.
Our sympathy is sent to all his family.