Longtime Estacada resident
Fred Campanella passed away
peacefully, surrounded by his
loving family on April 21,
2018. He was 88.
A funeral service will be held
11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5,
2018 at Estacada First Baptist
Church. A private family graveside
will follow at Philip E.
Linn Cemetery in Estacada.
Fred was born on August 1,
1929 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1941 the family moved to
Oregon. Shortly after that, John and Fred started Campanella's
Market. At the same time, he was attending
Estacada School District when he met Leona Lynch.
Fred proposed in 1947 when he was 17 and she was
16. After they married, they moved the Seaside.
He started working at Safeway and they moved to
Astoria where he started working for Piggly Wiggly.
Fred worked hard and took over the store in 1960. It
was truly a family owned and operated store. Fred
and Leona had nine children but sadly they lost one
child at birth. Some of the kids worked in the store
while others helped Leona at home. In 1967 Fred and
Leona bought a 70-acre farm on Eagle Creek Road.
Fred closed the store in 1971. In the mid 1980's Freds
grandchildren began helping on the farm. Then in
2006, Fred and Leona stopped farming and sold the
land and equipment.
Fred is survived by his wife of almost 71 years, Leona;
sons, John (Nila), Hank (Jan), Frank (Ida), Ben;
daughters, Marie (Ron), Caron, Becky (Don), Laurie
(Terry); 29 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and
many nieces and nephews. Fred was preceded in death
by his parents, three siblings, and a son Christopher.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude Cancer Center
for Children and Smile Train.
Estacada Funeral Chapel is in care of the arrangements.