Craryville, NY - Lillian "Pete" Campbell, 88, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY after a very brief illness.
She was born on June 14, 1929 in Chatham, NY the daughter of Everett and Frances (Stupplebeen) Shadic Sr.
She was a graduate of the Roeliff Jansen High School.
In 1949 she played in the women's professional baseball league on the traveling team for the Springfield Sallies. On November 5, 1988 Pete became a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
Mrs. Campbell drove the school bus for Taconic Hills for seventeen years. She was a member, and past president, of the Columbia County Ladies Auxiliary, Rip Van Winkle Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Cadby Shutts Post Auxiliary 7752 and Craryville Fire Auxiliary. She was a member of the Craryville United Methodist Church where she was financial secretary for over 40 years, and treasurer of the North Copake Cemetery Association for many years. She worked for Carroll Rheinstrom for 28 years. She loved sports and played softball until she was 75. She also played basketball and bowled. Pete coached her sons in little league baseball and her daughters in softball.
On January 29, 1950 she married Clifford H Campbell Sr. She assisted him on the Campbell Brothers Dairy Farm in Craryville for many years. She also did volunteer work at Taconic Hills School and ran the Campbell Hills Golf Driving Range.
Survivors include her children, Carolyn Stang of Mount Pleasant, SC; Clifford H Campbell Jr of New Paltz, NY; Carl Campbell of Hillsdale, NY; Cheri Koetzner of Pattersonville, NY; Craig Campbell of Craryville, NY and Christa Proper of Ancram, NY. Beloved grandchildren: Heidi, Seth, Adam, Lindsey, Sara, Sean, Kelsey, Dylan, Bree, Christopher, Megan, Peter, Matthew and Evan. Cherished great grandchildren: Fletcher, Cole, Parker, Caroline, Christopher, Grant, Madeline Lillian, Cooper, Conner, Annabelle and Charlene Lillian. She is also survived by her sisters Gladys Jensen of Philmont, NY and Joyce MacDonald of Columbiaville, NY.
She was predeceased by her husband Clifford Campbell Sr, a daughter Charlene Bunce, a grandson Brent Stang, three brothers Harold Shadic, Everett Shadic and George Shadic, three sisters Helen Coons, Alice Edgebert and Vivian Shadic.
Calling hours will be celebrated on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9pm at the Craryville United Methodist Church, 1775Rt 23 Craryville, NY.
Funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home 8063 Rt. 22, Copake NY with Rev. Bonnie Synder, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Niver Cemetery in Craryville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Craryville Methodist Church PO Box 473 Craryville, NY 12521 or Community Rescue Squad PO Box 327 Copake, NY 12516.