Joseph C. Campos, 89, of Glen Cove and Boca Raton, FL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born Jan. 27, 1927, in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late Isidro and Rafalula Campos.
In his early years his family moved to Sea Cliff, where he loved to fish and clam at the beach. After graduating high school Joseph enlisted in the United States Army; during WWII he served in the 82nd Airborne, 505th Parachute Infantry Division.
After the war he met the love of his life, Nora Wilson, who then was Senior Cadet of the Nursing Corps at Creedmoor State Hospital. They married on Sept. 3, 1950, at the St. Patrick’s Church in Glen Cove and settled to raise a family.
He worked for LILCO for 42 years, as a welder, at the Glen Head, Island Park and Northport Power Plants. Joseph rose through the ranks retiring in 1988 as the working foreman head of the tank farms. In his spare time he enjoyed going to the beach, traveling, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.
Joseph was a devoted family man; he was extremely loving and proud of his three daughters, Deirdre Campos, Denise (James) Cherry and Lisa (Keith) Taliep. He cherished his grandchildren, Tiana and Dylan Taliep.