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Alan O. Campbell

Born: 1932     Died: 2013

Alan O. Campbell, age 80, formerly of Boston, U.S. Air Force Veteran. At peace on July 17, 2013. Cherished son of the late Mary and Otis Campbell. Loving brother of the late Arline Thibault. Dear uncle of Roseann (Martin) Cook, Rita (Gary) Fessett, Roberta Thibault and Renee Thibault. Services and Interment will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Brady-Gill Funeral Home, Tinley Park, IL (708) 614-9900 or


 12:00 am - 12:00 am
No visitation at the family's request.

Final Disposition:

Interment private



Stan Lorek 07-20-2013 09:30

I worked with Alan since 1976 and he was the premier editor for World News Tonight both as a film and videotape editor. His humor and mentoring helped many of us thru the stress of the day. My sincere condolences. You can go to the ABCeniors site on Facebook to see all of the comments by his friends.

David P Weik 07-20-2013 09:26

Alan was a wonderful guy, good friend and helpful associate. He will be missed by many. Regards to his family.

Doug Obert 07-20-2013 08:35

To the members of Alan's family,
I wish to pass on these Facebook memories of Alan from our friends at ABC News in Wash. D.C.
As you can see, Alan was and still is, in our memories..Doug

Murr LeBey
RIP Alan Campbell - LOVED him. Great dry wit and lots of charm. I nicknamed him "The White Rabbit" which he actually quite liked. Here's he and I at Mo + Joe's back in the day... — with Dorrance Smith.
RIP Alan Campbell - LOVED him. Great dry wit and lots of charm. I nicknamed him "The White Rabbit" which he actually quite liked. Here's he and I at Mo + Joe's back in the day...
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Chris Harper Lovely man!
Thursday at 11:12am · Like · 1

Consuelo Gonzalez Such a great pic of you two. Dorrance in the background, lol! Thanks for posting, Murr.
Thursday at 11:13am · Like · 1

Jane Bartnett Back in the day...yes...won derful man...How great that you still have pictures like this...... I was thinking about Leo Meidlinger and Cassie Mackin the other day...They strolled into the newsroom one weekend....Just off the campaign trail...Cassie wearing a cowboy hat...they were lovin' life... The ABC club in heaven just got a little stronger!
Thursday at 11:48am · Like · 3

Sally Long Kaplan A true gentleman and wonderful human being...many great memories of him...great picture, Murr!
Thursday at 12:00pm via mobile · Like · 1

Dorrance Smith He was such a sweet man. And great editor.
And I'm in my rightful place in the photo!
Thursday at 12:10pm via mobile · Like · 1

Patrick Cullen Rare to have one picture that captures all three personalties so fully
Thursday at 12:23pm · Like · 2

Todd Easton So very sorry to hear about Alan. He was always calm in the midst of any World News crash, night after night after night. An unflappable gentleman and a gentle man. His dry, sometimes snarky sense of humor always brightened up any edit session, and over the years he and I must have had hundreds together. He taught me a lot about production but even more about keeping my head and being professional as each night we all raced to get on the air. RIP Alan.
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Ellen Bradley Watson Goodness, Murray, you and Dorrance Smith look barely old enough to have working papers!
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Andrew Laurence What a great man..He had the business summed up.His sense of humour was unique and it was aways a pleasure to be on the road with him.
Andy Laurence
Thursday at 1:41pm via mobile · Like

Ellen Bradley Watson Goodness, I hate self-correcting iPhones, Murr!
Thursday at 2:06pm via mobile · Like · 3

Ellen Bradley Watson Goodness, I didn't realize I used "goodness" so often ... message to self ....
Thursday at 2:07pm via mobile · Like

Patrick Roddy One of the original Gang of Four! What a class act!
Thursday at 2:11pm · Like · 4

Bill Greenwood Not only was he a terrific editor, but a really nice human being. Always calm under pressure and kind to one and all. RIP
Thursday at 3:26pm · Like · 2

John Arrowsmith Alan taught more young producers, including me, how to produce than I can count. He was extremely talented, a gentleman and I was honored to call him friend.
Thursday at 5:05pm · Like · 4

Ann MacFarlane A true gentleman and an amazing talent. RIP Alan
Thursday at 5:15pm · Like · 1

Rhonda Roberts He was everything Murr described and more. He taught me a great deal about the editing room. He was always a gentelman and a good friend.
Thursday at 6:53pm · Like

David Guilbault A wonderful, talented man with a wonderful wit. So very sad to hear of his passing. Blessings and sympathies to his loved ones.
Thursday at 6:59pm · Like

Peter Michaelis So sorry to hear of his passing.. a reaL Gentleman!!!
Thursday at 7:16pm · Like

Michael Legner Sorry to hear about Alan. Alan was such a nice man.
Thursday at 7:27pm · Like

Rolfe Tessem I can only echo Ann McFarlanes comment -- a true gentleman.
Thursday at 8:19pm · Like

Justin Friedland Ah damn. The loss of a great human being with whom I had the pleasure of sharing the Paris bureau for a couple of years. I hope they play something perfect at his service. Music was Alan's first love.
Thursday at 9:24pm · Like · 2

Sharon Young A prince of a man with deep character, great humor and wonderful talent.
Thursday at 9:49pm · Like

Bono Mitchell Indeed!
Thursday at 10:14pm via mobile · Like

William Lord A fine fellow.
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Terry Irving damn it. I hate hearing this;
22 hours ago · Like

Terri Edwards Alan was simply the best, always helpful with a smile!
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Paul Colten
NABET reports that ABC Audio Engineer Jeffrey Schloss has recently passed. No details at this moment.
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Katherine Hedden was he working at present?
13 hours ago · Like

Paul Colten I have no details Kath. I haven't seen Jeff since I left the company, and he worked the overnight news/GMA shift, so our shifts didn't meet much. Sad news, he couldn't have been much over 60.
11 hours ago · LikeStan Lorek
Alan Campbell Passes.

Mel Wertz has informed me that Alan Campell has passed away. You all may
remember Alan as an exceptional film and tape editor. His quiet sense of
humor will be remembered. Alan was living in a retirement home in Illinois. He was 80 years old.

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Frank Radice Alan was more than a friend, he was a mentor. A truly fine man in every way. He showed me the way more times than I can remember.
Thursday at 11:16am · Like

Mike Kravinsky I'm so sad to hear about that. I only knew Alan from playback. But he was a good man with a truly dry wit.
Thursday at 11:20am · Like

Les Blatt A fine editor and gentle guide to a new producer way back when. He will be missed.
Thursday at 11:33am · Like · 1

Dini Diskin-Zimmerma n The best
Thursday at 11:40am · Like · 1

Lee Kamlet Alan was a true gentleman, in an industry not known for gentle men.
Thursday at 11:55am · Like · 2

Vicki Brown Ray I am so saddened by this news. I worked with him in playback for many good years-Lee is right-Alan was always a gentleman- and he had a wonderful sense of humor. It was a great pleasure to know him and to work with him.
Thursday at 12:24pm · Like · 2

Eric Steven Wray A gentleman, and an excellent Editor....
Thursday at 12:59pm · Like · 1

John O'Leary "Gentleman" is the first word that occurred to me. I raise a glass to you, Alan.
Thursday at 6:31pm · Like

Michael Legner Sorry to hear about Alan. Alan was such a nice man.
Thursday at 7:28pm · Like

Woody Landay .... a wonderful, friendly guy... always helpful... RIP Alan.
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Joy Kalfopulos Wagner Wonderful man and as I recall he used to give savvy stock tips.
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Dan Cordtz Always friendly and upbeat ... a real gentleman.
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Ellen Adams 07-19-2013 07:36

Oh my. Mr. Campbell was my back-yard-over-the-fence-neighbor.
I've missed him since he went to Chicago. Along with our neighbor, Mike Kelly, when Mr. Campbell was unable to, we cut his grass, my nephew trimmed a tree or two and we chatted, always, as he passed my house to and from the train on days of his jaunts into Boston. He was such a lovely man and gentleman and a very good neighbor. I pray he rests, now, and I know God will be good to him.


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