Marjorie C. Campbell, of Ridge Rd., Lansing, NY, passed away at Cayuga Medical Center on April 16, 2013, at the age of 75.
Born January 8, 1938, in Ithaca, NY, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Pachai) Corning. A graduate of Ithaca High School, Marge was married to Donald E. Campbell on September 8, 1956.
Together she and Don often packed the car with five children, a large dog and camping gear for trips to remote places via a small boat or even canoe. The hearts of their children still harbor cherished memories made on those carefree traveling and camping excursions. Marge was the first volunteer Fire Person in Tompkins County back in the 1970âs. After 15 years of volunteer duty with the ambulance company in Lansing, she and Don decided to join the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 22 in Ithaca to help fellow boaters in their quest to both have fun and be safe on Cayuga Lake. She and Don enjoyed taking long trips on their boat, the Wandering Câs. Margeâs love of boating began as a child visiting her parentâs cottage on the east shore of Cayuga Lake. Besides boating, her favorite activities were playing cards, watching the Yankees, visiting her children and enjoying their seven beautiful grandchildren. She wintered on the west coast of Florida for the past 12 years to enjoy the warm weather, but always returned to her Lansing home in the spring.
Marge is survived by her husband of 56 years, Donald E. Campbell; their children, Betty Orgel (Jonathan) of NJ, David Campbell (Kathy) of IA, Barb Campbell (Jim) of SC, Beverly Tesser (Rudy) of NY, and Susan Galloway of MD; seven grandchildren; brother, Robert Corning (Karen); and her sisters, Dottie Fleming (David) and Mary Ann Smith.
In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Margeâs memory to Flotilla 22, c/o David Cornelius, 11 Autumn Ridge Circle, Ithaca, NY 14850; or to a charity of oneâs choice.
A Celebration of Life for Marge will begin at 2pm, Sunday, April 28th, at the Ramada Inn, 2310 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY.
Lansing Funeral Home is assisting the family.