PLATTSBURGH — Adelbert 'Bert' Campbell, 84, of Nichols Ave. died unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vt.
He was born in Edwards on June 10, 1915, the son of James and Hazel (Woods) Campbell.
Bert was commissioned into the Army Air Corp in 1942 and served as a pilot with the 490th Bomb Squadron 'Burma Bridge Busters' and retired as a Lt. Colonel from the Air Force Reserve in 1975.
Following his return from active duty in 1946, Bert established a flying service at the Plattsburgh Municipal Airport which he operated for two years.
In 1948 he began a career as an investment broker that spanned over 50 years. During this time, he served his North Country clients through a number of brokerage firms, including IDS and AM Kidder. He managed the Plattsburgh branch office of First Albany Corp. for 25 years, and at the time of his death was Senior Account Executive with Campbell-Bougill Investment Services.
Bert was dedicated to his community; he was a 33-year member of Rotary International and a member of the Elks Club and Masonic Lodge. Over many years, he served on committees and boards at the United Methodist Church in Plattsburgh.
Bert was a avid fisherman and hunter he loved sharing his enthusiasm for the outdoors with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Mae Elizabeth (Gowett) Campbell of Plattsburgh, whom he married on October 3, 1942; two sons, James F. Campbell of Colchester, Vt. and Gregory B. Campbell of Keeseville; two daughters, Cynthia A. Kielon of Fairport and Patricia M. Saskowicz of Glenville; one brother, Durwood Gary Campbell of Harvard Fla.; one sister-in-law, Janice Randall Campbell of Ingleside, Ill.; and 14 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a brother, James M. Campbell.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R. W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Herman Cemetery in Herman in the spring.
Donations may be made to the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church Organ Fund.