John Francis Campbell III died October 6 of a stroke at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY.
He was born in Queens, NY, the son of John Francis Campbell Jr. and Eleanor Marie Sheehan. He grew up in Oceanside, NY, and the Bronx, where he attended Manhattan Prep. John graduated with a degree in mathematics from Wagner College on Staten Island, and received a master’s degree in physics from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and took graduate classes at Columbia University in nuclear engineering. He was an advisor on energy policy for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and worked for Assemblyman Oliver Koppell of the Bronx, and NYS Senator Carol Bellamy. For many years, he was an analyst at Merrill Lynch, and later worked for Deutsche Bank and Inter Parfums.
John maintained his interest in politics and loved to play devil’s advocate in discussing current events. He was an avid crossword puzzle fan and a skilled bridge player. His passion was classical music, and he sang bass baritone in his church choir at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Larchmont. It was through a shared interest in music that he met his wife, Lynn Meyer, whom he married in 1989.
John was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Lynn. Survivors include his son Nicholas, brother Bruce and his wife Penny, sister Marilyn, brother-in-law Mark Meyer and his wife Megin, and nieces Catherine Meyer and Eleanor Lehman.