Robert D. Campanian

December 19, 1939 ~ March 13, 2020 (age 80)


Robert D. Campanian, 80, passed away March 13, 2020.  Bob was born December 19, 1939 in Lewistown, Montana to Leo Campanian and Veda Hildahl Campanian.  When he was around 4 years old, he and his mom moved to the west coast where he grew up in Vallejo, CA in the San Francisco bay area, and graduated from Vallejo High School.  Bob worked as a welder at Kaiser Steel and then for Mare Island Naval Shipyard for 25 years where he received many awards for his excellent work performance.  He retired from MINS in 1995 when the shipyard started to close down, and was able to work in private industry part time for the next few years.

Bob met his wife, Kathy, in 1980 and they lived in Vallejo until 2007 when they moved back to Montana.  They resided in Sweet Grass and would also spend part time in upstate New York where Kathy was originally from as they both enjoyed the change of lifestyles.  Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman and Sweetgrass was his favorite place for that.  He also enjoyed BBQs with friends and family, and finding items for his many and varied interests and collections.  With his creative mind and skilled hands, Bob never ran out of “projects” to enjoy and created a lifestyle he and Kathy lived and loved for 40 years.

Bob is survived by his wife Kathy, sons Jerry (Dale) Campanian, Greg Campanian, half-brother Danny Campanian, half-sisters Carmella (Lew) Grill, Linda (Dave) Mydland, 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents Leo and Veda, son Dean, brothers Frank (Eva), Howard, half-brother Leo John, sisters Lucia and Margaret.

A graveyard service will be held at a time to be announced at Sweet Grass cemetery where family and friends are welcome to come.

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