Memorials

AMBROSE R. CAMPANA

In The Court Of Common Pleas Of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania NO: 93-00976

IN THE MATTER OF THE DEATH OF AMBROSE R. CAMPANA, ESQUIRE

RESOLUTIONS OF THE COMMITTEE

TO THE HONORABLE JUDGES OF THE COURT:

The Committee appointed by your Honorable Court to prepare Resolutions concerning the death of Ambrose R. Campana, Esquire, reports as follows:

Ambrose R. Campana was born January 22, 1922 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Potito and Luigia Campana. He attended the Williamsport public schools and graduated from Williamsport High School in 1939. While in high school he was the center on the Millionaires football team and due to his outstanding playing was selected captain of the team. He was the lightest weight center that ever played on the team. He then attended the University of Scranton and the Pennsylvania State University where he graduated in 1942.

Ambrose R. Campana was married to Angeline M. Liberti of Williamsport, Pennsylvania on August 19, 1947. They have two sons, Sisto Campana and Peter Campana, and two daughters, Louise Campana Berrigan and Angela Campana Lovecchio. They have six grandchildren, Jennie, Ambrose, Jetta, Francis, Peter and Julia.

He attended the George Washington University School of Law and graduated in 1952, attaining a Bachelor of Laws Degree with honors.

He was subsequently admitted to practice before the several courts of Lycoming County, the Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania, the United States District for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

He associated over the years with several lawyers including Joseph Keliher and his brother, John P. Campana. During the past ten years, he has been in partnership with his son, Peter T. Campana, and since 1987, with his son, his daughter, Angela Campana Lovecchio and his son-in-law, Marc Lovecchio.

He was very active in politics for some time, serving as Chairman of the Democratic County Committee from 1959 to 1963. He served as Assistant Solicitor for the City of Williamsport for four years during the administration of Mayor Richard Carey.

He was a member of the Lycoming County Law Association, having held a number of office positions including President in 1986. He was a lifelong member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church and a member of the Sons of Italy.

His law practice covered a wide spectrum from criminal law to civil law, real estate law, estate planning and administration, civil rights litigation and general law. He represented many individuals in connection with a variety of problems and difficulties.

Ambrose R. Campana died on May 24, 1993 at his home in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Angeline, his two sons, his two daughters, his six grandchildren, his brother and two sisters, Mrs. Jenny D’Addio and Mrs. Mary Droll.

Ambrose R. Campana lived life to its fullest. He was a protector of those who suffered because they were helpless, weak, outnumbered or victims of prejudice and public excitement. He was a legal scholar who used and interpreted the law as it was intended to be. He spoke out against the evils in society and took positions, although sometimes unpopular, for the good of his clients and society at large. He loved his family and they loved him. He taught his family many things, and his memories will last forever. He lived his life with dignity and respected all, the young and the old, the poor and the rich, the disadvantaged and the advantaged, the ignorant and the intellects.

As a result of his death, the Bar of Lycoming County has lost a respected member. His family has lost a loved and loving member and their hero and best friend. His clients have lost a skillful advocate. The Courts have lost a learned officer, and society has lost a true champion of individual rights.

Your Committee recommends the adoption of the following Resolutions as he has requested that a memorial service not be held.

BE IT RESOLVED that in the passing of Ambrose R. Campana, there has been a loss to the Bar of Lycoming County of a true servant to the law who upheld the highest traditions of the legal profession, to the community of a valued champion of individual rights, to his family of a generous, kind, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, and to his friends and acquaintances of a true gentleman.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of these Resolutions be spread upon the records of this Court and that copies of the same be sent to his wife, his sons, his daughters, his sisters and his brother.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Court and its Bar do hereby extend to his wife, his children, his grandchildren, his brother and his sisters, a deep and heartfelt expression of sympathy by this Resolution.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED

JOHN P. CAMPANA
THOMAS WOOD
ROBERT C. WISE
DUDLEY N. ANDERSON
NORMAN M. LUBIN, CHAIRMAN 

ORDER OF COURT

AND NOW, this 30th day of July, 1993, in consideration of the Resolutions presented by the Committee appointed to draft Resolutions in the death of Ambrose R. Campana, Esquire, the said Resolutions are adopted and it is hereby ORDERED and DECREED that the Resolutions herewith submitted and attached be adopted as an official expression of the Lycoming County Bar Association and this Court, and that the same be spread upon the records of the Court; and that copies of these Resolutions be delivered to the wife, and sons and daughters of Ambrose R. Campana; and it is further ORDERED and DIRECTED that said Resolutions be entered at large upon the record of the Court and that they be printed in the Lycoming Reporter.

By The Court,

THOMAS C. RAUP, P.J.
CLINTON W. SMITH, J.
KENNETH D. BROWN, J
WILLIAM S. KIESER, J.
CHARLES F. GREEVY, S.J.