Luther Roy Campbell, Jr. Luther Roy Campbell, Jr.

Luther Roy Campbell, Jr., 88, of Emmaus passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospice House. He was the husband of Jo-Ann (Reinheimer) Campbell. Born August 19, 1928 in Allentown, he was the son of the late L. Roy Campbell and Winifred (Pearce) Campbell. Luther was a graduate of The St. Andrews School in Philadelphia and The University of Penn's Wharton School of Business. He was a brother in Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and served as their Treasurer, Vice President, and President. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954 where he served on the USS Van Valkenburg. He was a Partner in his father’s CPA firm, Campbell, Rappold & Yurasits, LLP in Allentown for many years and was the managing partner for 20 years. He served as a former Director of the Regional Board of First Union Bancorporation, was a former Director of First Fidelity Bancorporation, former Director of Fidelcor, Inc, and former Director of Merchants Bank NA, all predecessor banks to Wells Fargo. He also chaired the Loan Committee for Merchants Bank of Allentown for many years. He was also a former Director of Old Guard Insurance Group in Harrisburg. Luther was an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Allentown where he served on the Board of Trustees, was President of the Board of Trustees, and President of the Board of Deacons. He was a long time member of Lehigh Country Club, was chair of the Membership Committee for 27 years and also an avid tennis player. He served on the boards of the YMCA of Allentown, University of Penn Alumni Club, and the Livingston Club of Allentown. Luther was a member of Kiwanis Foundation, Allentown-Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce, Lehigh County Authority, and former Chairman of the Lower Macungie Township Authority. Luther was a former private pilot and owner of a Piper Archer II. Luther loved tennis, gardening, and Bonita Bay Florida and he was Boo to his five grandchildren whom he loved deeply.

Survivors: Besides his wife, Jo-Ann, he is survived by his step daughter Karen Pearce Sonier and her husband Michael, of Center Valley and their children Megan and Tim; his step-son Richard Pearce II and his wife Kristen, of Orefield and their children Amber, Nikki, and Ashley; his brother David Pearce Campbell and his wife Mary, of Richmond VA and his nieces Margaret Campbell Ullrich, and her husband Chris, of Charlotte NC and their children Tinsley, Annie and Caroline; Winifred Campbell of Richmond VA, and his nephew David Campbell Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Richmond VA, and their children Pearce and Jacob.

Services: A Celebration of Luther’s Life will be held at 10:30AM Friday, October 14, 2016 in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18104.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Luther R. Campbell, Jr. to the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.

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