Manalapan — James Kevin Campbell of Manalapan and Charlevoix, Mich., died
Saturday, April 18, 2009, at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis. He was 90.
Mr. Campbell was born in Detroit, where he spent many years
associated with the automobile industry. He was a financial executive
of Inmont Corp., now known as United Technologies.
He attended the University of Detroit Mercy before entering the U.S.
Army Air Corps during World War II. He became a major and was
stationed at Morrison Field. He donated the Campbell Baseball Field at
his university, and was a supporter of the baseball and football
programs there and at the University of Michigan.
He co-founded the Hospice of Palm Beach County South Guild, serving as
its president for many years. He was a member of the JFK Medical
Center development board.
He was a member of the Everglades Club and Palm Beach Yacht Club, and
several clubs in Michigan.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Caroline Perrey Campbell; a son,
Jeffrey Campbell; three granddaughters, Taylor, Tori and Tristen; and
two sisters, Patricia Campbell and Ann Welch. He also is survived by
three stepchildren, Nell Witting, Katy Perrey and James Perrey; and by
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 56 years, Virginia
Fisher Campbell, and by a son, Dennis Campbell.
The rosary was said at 5 p.m. April 23 at the Dorsey-E. Earl Smith
Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. April 24 at
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1000 W. Lantana Road, Lantana, with the
Rev. Edward Belczuk officiating. Entombment will be held at Holy
Sepulchre Cemetery in Detroit.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County,
5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407; the JFK Foundation, 5301 S.
Congress Ave., Atlantis, FL 33462; or to a charity of the donor's
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