106-year-old SHS grad donates to alumni
SHAMOKIN - Shamokin Area High School Alumni Association received a pleasant surprise in the form of a $100 donation from a 1926 graduate who will turn 106 on June 22.
William Korbich, treasurer of the alumni association, reported Curt Campbell, of Bethel Park, made the donation, and the contribution was recognized at the 131st annual reunion Saturday, May 24, at Masser's Banquet Hall, Paxinos.
Campbell, who resides with his daughter, Ann Beichner, earned letters in football and basketball while playing for the Greyhounds. He graduated 14th in his class and went on to graduate from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1933.
During a telephone interview, his daughter said her father worked 32 years as an engineer with U.S. Steel and was employed at a construction company. She said Campbell taught at a preparatory school and later served as business manager for nine years at Smithfield United Church, Pittsburgh.
After retiring, he volunteered at a children's hospital in Oakland until 1983.
In a letter written to Korbich, Campbell said his goals in life were to help people and work in industry.
He was married to the former Virginia Harrison of the Pittsburgh area, who died in January 1997. He also was preceded in death by two sons.
Beichner said her father doesn't have any relatives living in the Shamokin area.