Fred graduated from North Syracuse High School in 1943. It was there that he met the love of his life, Bertha Farnsworth Hawley. Together, they raised a family of six children. Fred and Bert enjoyed many happy years at their home in Henderson Harbor. She predeceased him in November 2017, after nearly 70 years of marriage.
He proudly served our country as an Electrician’s Mate Third Class in the Pacific theater of WWII on the USS Barber from November 1943 to May 1946. Fred was honorably discharged with a Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and Asiatic Pacific Medal.
Fred pursued a career in education earning degrees from Syracuse and Cornell Universities. He taught Civics and History and was a Guidance Counselor at Moravia Central School. Fred eventually left to assume an administrative position at Truxton Central School. In 1966, he became the Superintendent at the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District where he remained until his retirement in 1981.
After retirement, he was an interim Superintendent in several area districts and was elected Mayor of Parish, serving for two terms from 1987 to 1997. He also enjoyed his work with the Oswego County Cooperative Extension.
In addition to his beloved wife, Fred was predeceased by his parents Frank Napoleon and Catherine Osborne Campbell, and sisters Katherine Huller of Minoa NY, Vivian Kesel of Cicero NY, and Barbara Tarolli of Solvay NY.
He is survived by his brother, Bruce of Liverpool NY, son Stephen (Bonnie) of Elmira NY, son Richard (Candice) of Derby VT, daughter Ellen (John Foote) of Annapolis MD, daughter Anne Wolstenholme (Scott) of Oneonta NY, son Charles (Tammy) of Mexico NY, and son Adam (Fabiane) of South Riding, Virginia, as well as 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018 from the Harter Funeral Home, 2983 W. Main Street, Parish, NY. Friends and family are invited to call from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in the name of Fred to the Henderson Fire Department, 8939 NY-178, Henderson, NY 13650.