Ronald M. "The Old Man" Campion, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019. He was born November 7, 1954 in Bethel Park, son of the late Vincent and Erna (Steitz) Campion. Prior to his retirement, Ron was a music teacher for Bethel Park School District for 30 years. He played with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and was inducted into the Festival of Music Hall of Fame. He was a civil war enthusiast and enjoyed gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Andrew McQuiston; sister, Marie Campion; and brother, Karl Campion. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen Pletcher Campion; son, Roland Campion and his wife, Colleen; daughters, Marie Campion and her fiance, Bradley Gillespie, Eva Campion (Michael Babilya); brother, Kevin (Linda) Campion; sisters, Debra (Arthur) LaNoue, Nadine (Steve) Dunn, Bernadine Campion, Patrice (Todd) Krut; grandchildren, Kelly and Owen Campion; and sister-in-law, Cheri Campion. There will be no visitation. Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. Donations may be made to the Savethemusic.org in memory of Ron. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published July 30, 2019.