Campbell, Robert Ayland, a 76 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2006 in Torrance. Born in El Paso, Texas, Robert was 79 when he died. Robert had served in the Navy during World War II. He was a very active member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Garden for many years. During his career, Bob worked for Capitol Records, Liberty United Artists Records, and Viking Office Products. His interests included fishing, golfing, history, reading and Bible study. He is survived by his wife, Jude Campbell of Torrance, CA; daughter, Charlotte (Jim) Maloney and their daughter Elly, of Eugene, OR; daughter, Mary (Walt) Thompson and their children Emily, Erin, and Patrick, of Puyallup, WA; daughter, Joan (Ron) Irvin and their children Jacob, Kerry, and Andrew, of Gardnerville, NV; daughter Ruth Comstock of Torrance, CA; brother, John (LoRay) Campbell of Banning, CA and their sons Kent and Mark; sister-in-law, Lucille Campbell, of Milton, FL; and neices Patty and Connie, daughters of his deceased brother Douglas. Bob is also preceded in death by his parents and brother, Thomas. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Rice Mortuary in Torrance from 5 - 9 p.m., with a time of sharing and reflection at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Gardena on Friday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, followed by a Reception in the Lighthouse Room of Rice Mortuary in Torrance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity or organization of your choice.

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  1. Mr. Campbell will truly be missed by all. As a kid I looked up to, respected and admired him for being a kind and fair man. My thoughts are with the Campbell family.

  2. This is sad news, but it causes me to reflect back on those days growing up in Torrance (and carpool / school adventures). I was fortunate to know him. Our thoughts are with the Cambell family.

  3. It was sad news to hear that Mr. Campbell is no longer with us. He will be missed by all. He was a very warm hearted person. I have fond memories of our families ‘carpooling’ together. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

  4. Dear Mary, I would like to express to you my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. I noticed his OB on this site as I also recently lost my mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. Sincerely, don held

  5. My thoughts and wishes are with you all now. I hope you can remember the good memories. I know it is a shock when they go so fast but we were so grateful that my mother passed the way she did because it kept her from having to endure so many months of horrific pain. I liked your dad when we were growning up. He always had a kind word for me. Take care of yourselves and your mom.

  6. I have many fond memories of Mr. Campbell. I spent my high school years with his daughter Joan. I always felt welcome in their home. My sincere condolences to the Campbell family.

  7. I will miss my friend in many ways. My mind is still not excepting the fact that he is not here for us.

  8. I have many memories of Bob, the one that stands out the most is taking us kids to school in that big black car. My prayers are with the Campbells

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