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Maxwell B. Campbell

Maxwell Benjamin Campbell, 23, of Vestal, NY, and Sarasota, FL, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Max was born in Binghamton, NY, on March 22, 1996.  He attended Vestal Central School and graduated from Lansing Senior High School.

He is survived by his mother, Michelle Dean (Jack Burns); father, Charles Campbell (Patricia); brother, Joshua (Casey McCracken) and nephews, Logan and Brennan; brother, Jordan; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Ingrid Dean of Sarasota, FL; paternal grandmother, Connie Campbell; paternal great-grandmother, Norma Batroney; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, other family members and several friends.

Max loved life.  He was a great athlete who enjoyed every sport he played.  He started little league as soon as he was old enough and excelled in many positions, including shortstop, pitcher and catcher.  He was always wanting to play catch and was eager to learn.  He played football as soon as he could throw a ball.  He was a versatile player and did well on both offense and defense.  In wrestling, he was a star as well, always wanting to practice and be the best at every move.  He golfed when weather permitted and could drive the ball a mile. 

He was loved by so many.  Seriously funny.  An ability to charm with a smile and personality that would take over any situation and make it better.  A positive attitude.  Amazing friend, like a brother.  Always smiling.  A great guy gone too soon.  One of a kind.  Gave others the light they needed.  So many great memories.  These aren’t words from his parents, although they agree with every word; these are words from his Facebook friends from childhood days to the end of his life.  He truly was a gift and made life better by being in it.  He was kind, so funny, athletic and outgoing.

We as parents, along with his brothers, grandparents, uncles, cousins and friends, tried their best to free him from the evils that took ahold of his life.  Sometimes there are things that even a family’s hard work, devotion and love cannot compete with.  May the heavens and all of its angels guide your young soul with loving arms to a place where you may be forever young and achieve the peace that you could not find here with us.  You will be missed, our beautiful boy.  Forever you will be in our thoughts and hearts.

Calling hours will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882.  A brief memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Your always going to be loved and missed max, you were that contagious smile even when someone tired to be mad at you for some reason you would still make them smile And thats what you are a perfect smile and joy to your friends and familys life. So everyone is going to keep SMILING for you. Rest easy Max.

Jalanie T. Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM

Bro, Im gonna miss ya, I cant believe your gone Im still in shock. But I want you to know youll never be forgotten and forever missed. Definitely will keep
Laughing for ya dude, you always kept me laughing! Rest In Peace my guy

Cody B. Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM

My best friend, the brightest light in my life. Condolences to his family & friends, Max is loved by many. He genuinely made my life better just by being in it, his smile brought peace in days that felt overwhelming. Im going to live the rest of my life with Maxs memory, hed want me to go after my dreams regardless how big or small. Youve always had my heart, I was blessed to be a part of your life.

with much love,

ciarra Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maxwell Campbell

Roger and Cheryl Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

Chuck and Family,

I am absolutely heartbroken to hear of your loss. I lost my younger brother a few months ago so I know what you are going through. We both know that there are no words that I can offer to make what you are going through any better but just know that you are all in my thoughts. I remember meeting Max as a child and he was just such a wonderful kid. Im so so sorry.

Dana Drost (Pauls son) Jan 18 2020 12:00 AM


HARLAN PRESS Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maxwell Campbell

Dylan Yoest Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

Chuck & Patty, Michelle & Jack and family - Amy and I were so very sorry to hear of the loss of Max. I have many fond memories of watching him grow up into a young man. He was always so animated, happy and full of life. May your fond memories help to ease your pain in this time of sorrow. May God bless and protect him. Anything you need, please let us know. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

John and Amy Wiktor Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

I cannot put into words how deeply I am saddened by the loss of Max. My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time. Despite Maxs troubles I will always remember that sweet smile and the respect he always showed our family. A sweet soul taken away way to soon

Diane Yadlosky Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maxwell Campbell

Trish Mulrooney Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

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