John Campana

John Campana, 49, of Jersey Shore, passed away to be with his Savior Jesus Christ, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center with his loving wife by his side.

Born May 28, 1964, in Jersey Shore, he was the son of Tony Campana Sr. and Elizabeth Fave.

John was a wrestler and 1982 graduate of Jersey Shore High School, and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College and received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Lock Haven University. John was a lifelong member of the Church of Saint Luke in Jersey Shore. He worked at community services group in Williamsport where he enjoyed working with the residents, and later he voluntarily coached for the Jersey Shore Elementary wrestling program for many years.

Surviving in addition to his parents is his loving wife, the former Jennifer M. Tabor, who were united in marriage on Sept. 13, 2002, in Jersey Shore. Also surviving are his step-mother, Yvonne Campana, of Cammal; two sisters, Jean M. (Mike) Bremigen, of Avis and Christina L. (John) Herman, of Jersey Shore; and brother, Toby (Alicia) Kitchen, of Beech Creek.

John was an icon of Jersey Shore and will be greatly missed by Jen, his many many friends, his wrestlers, and his loving close and extended family. He was the life of the party and could brighten anyone’s day with just his laugh.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Welker Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Jersey Shore Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks in memory of John to simply show an act of kindness every day to someone in need.