Steve Joseph Campo Sr.

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Steve Joseph Campo Sr. passed away peacefully and prayerfully after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Condition at the age of 90, on Friday, June 8, 2018. He was at home surrounded by his loving wife of 68 years, Savina Parrino Campo and his beloved children. He was born on November 6, 1927, to Joseph J. Campo Sr. and Fannie Schittone Campo in Tickfaw, La., and lived there most of his life on Mulberry Street. Steve was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a faithful member of St. Helena Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Society and was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He graduated from Amite High School in 1945 and received military training at Camp Roberts, Ca., in radio operations. He worked for New Orleans Beverage Agency and Glazer Wholesale for 44 years and awarded Man of the Year on many occasions. Steve was an elite golfer winning the Springview Club Championship and KC Tournament several times in addition to winning numerous state and local tournaments. He was an accomplished athlete, outdoorsman, harmonica player, and loved all types of music and dance. Steve and Savina were married October 22, 1950, and reared their nine children in Amite on Mulberry Street. They were deeply devoted to supporting their children attain their life goals and insured that each attended their college degrees and beyond. He is survived by his children: Dr. Stephanie Fay Campo, Dr. Kathryn Kirkhart, JoAnn Campo Beach and her husband Peter Beach, Steve Joseph Campo Jr. and his wife Loreta Genco Campo, Anthony Campo, Dr. Joseph John Campo Sr. and his wife Alice Foulks Campo, Jennie Campo Littlewood and her husband Dr. Steven Littlewood, Mark Campo and his wife Nancy Smith Campo, Samuel Vincent Campo Sr. and his wife Brynn Hastings Campo, and Frank Mario Campo Sr. and his wife Tammy Gaeta Campo. He is the proud grandfather to 43 beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Callan, Kristy, Emily and Leah Beach, Laura, Jeremy and Noah Gatlin, Thomas and Layla Beach, Steve J. Campo and Aimee Campo, Mary Lauren Campo and fiancé Eric Vernon, Jennifer, Cara, Lathan, Ashley and Mabel Campo, Tommy Triche, Braden Chandler , Rachel, Corey, Ace and Hays Blunk, Joey, Silvia and Nicholas Campo, David, Lisa and Haylee Jane Campo, Ryan and Emily Cassidy, Dr. Alden Littlewood, Susannah Littlewood, Joshua, Fallon O'Neill, Easton, and Liam Campo, Jacob Campo, Samuel Campo Jr, Mario, Micah and Sarah Campo. Steve is survived by his brother, John Joseph Campo Sr.; sister-in-law, Carol Parrino Campo; sister, Catherine Campo Adomitis; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph John Campo Sr. and Fannie Schittone Campo; and parents-in-law, Tony and Jennie Triolo Parrino; sister, Mary Campo Lavigne; and sister, Sarah Campo Guzzardo; and younger brother John Campo. Steve was a man of deep faith, hard work, integrity and devotion to his family. His strong faith in God and confidence in God's promises were guiding forces in his life. He was an inspiration to us all, forever cherished in our memory, and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know him. Friends and family are invited to his visitation at McKneely Funeral Home of Amite on Monday, June 11, from 9:30am to 1:30pm followed by Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Helena Catholic Church on 120 S. First Street in Amite, La., at 2:00pm. Interment will take place at Amite Cemetery on Hwy 16 East. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the and St Helena Catholic Church building fund. A special thanks to Dr. Kreft, Dr. Pray, and all of the devoted nurses and caretakers "Well done, my good and faithful servant" (Matthew 25:21). "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, what God has in store for those who love him" (1 Cor. 2:9). Words to live by from Papa, "Always do what is right, always do the best that you can, and pretty soon you will be doing what you thought was impossible!"
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McKneely Funeral Home - Amite
110 E. Factory St.
Amite, LA 70422
(985) 748-7178
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 8 to June 11, 2018
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