Gregory Lee Campbell, 70 of San Diego, California passed away on November 20, 2021 at the University of San Diego Medical Center.
Greg was born October 8, 1951 in Elgin IL, the beloved son of Chester and Alice Jayne (Carpenter) Campbell. He and sister Patty grew up in Elgin and Greg graduated from Elgin High School in 1969. After high school, he attended Elgin Community College for two years and went on to graduate from the University of Denver with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After college, Greg returned to Elgin for a short time before moving to San Diego and taking a job with General Atomics. Greg would go on to enjoy a 43 year career with GA as a lead engineer in their fusion energy research division. During his career, Greg was instrumental at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility at GA and presented at numerous international conferences. He was also named as one of Elgin Community College's "Fabulous 50," an honor that recognized the most exemplary 50 graduates in its first 50 years. Greg was also known for his love of Cadillacs and his impressive collection of the classic cars. Greg was devoted to his work and appreciated his hobbies, but the most important thing in his life was his family. He was a loving son, and a devoted brother and uncle. His best times were making memories with his family and friends. Greg was thoughtful, generous, funny and caring. His memory will live on in the lives of his colleagues, friends and family.
Greg is survived by his sister Patricia (Michael) Kramer of Palmyra WI; his niece and nephew Keriann (James Furco) Kramer of Elgin IL and Gregory (Holly) Kramer of Arvada CO; and great-nieces Vivian Furco and Annabelle Kramer.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service to honor Greg’s life will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the Gibson Family Funeral Home in Palmyra, WI (320 W. Main St. Palmyra, WI 53156). The Rev. John Greve will officiate the service. Visitation will take place from 11:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Greg will be laid to rest in Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin, IL during a private family service at a later date.
Gibson Family Funeral Homes of Palmyra & Eagle, WI is serving the family. To place an online condolence please visit gibsonfuneral.com
In lieu of flowers, donations in Greg's memory may be made to the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA).
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
8588 Potter Park Drive, Suite 500, Sarasota FL 34238