Eleanor F. (Fossett) CampbellApril 15, 1930 ~ July 23, 2017 (age 87)
Eleanor Campbell was born April 15, 1930 in the Borough of Crafton, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh. She was the fifth child born to George Alrus Fossett and Mary Harvey Fossett. She completed her early education in the Crafton Public School District (now known as Carlyton Schools) and attended Virginia Union University in Richmond with a major in English Education. At Union, she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a public service organization. After college graduation, she began work at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in an entry level position. The administration at the library was so impressed with her work that they awarded her a full scholarship to obtain a Master of Arts in Library Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She was a librarian for several years before accepting a teaching position at Robert L. Vann Elementary School in the Hill District.
Her love of education led her to a director position at Hill House and from there to a similar position at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, an umbrella organization for the County's Head Start Program. She retired from the Medical Library at the old Highland Park Veteran's Hospital.
Eleanor loved life and after retirement, she remained busy with community service projects, church activities, Delta Sigma Theta Society, The Harriet Tubman Guild Congress Chapter, Cornerstone Baptist Church, First Friday Pinochle Club, Aurora Book Club, Zina - Lemington Book Club and travelling.
During her life, she visited locations on all of the seven Continents with her former husband, Mack Campbell. Her Christian spiritual life was very important to her and she was a faithful member of Cornerstone Baptist Church for many years. She was a well respected member of her community and was dearly loved by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her siblings George Jr., Marion (Sis), Samuel, Robert (Stubby) and her parents. She is survived by her nieces, Terrele, Marian, Rosa, Jill, Sandra (Christopher), and Penny, her nephews John, Randy, Jack, great nephews Thomas and Kunta Kinte and great nieces Keira, Jade and Mariah. Three great nephews and nieces, sister-in-law, Patricia Armes also remain along with a host of cousins and friends.