Stephen Campbell

Obituary of Stephen Campbell

Stephen Andrew Campbell, age 54 of Corning, NY passed away on February 23, 2018 after a courageous but brief battle with a rare and aggressive cancer, Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE). Steve was born in Pontiac, MI on December 6, 1963 to Roma (Nephler) and Roderick Alexander Campbell, Jr., both deceased.

Steve received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and returned to Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management for his Master's Degree in Business. He was a pioneer in the field of electronic publishing in Alexandria, VA. Steve spent the past 24 years with Corning Incorporated, in a variety of positions, most recently as Senior Project Leader in the Environmental Technologies Division.

Steve was a loving husband to his wife of thirty years, Ann Marie (Madigan), whom he married on July 11, 1987 at Sage Chapel at Cornell. He was a devoted father to sons Connor Alexander (age 20), Grayson Andrew (age 19), and Quinn Thomas (age 16) of Corning, NY.

Steve’s passion for cycling led to many rich friendships, incredible rides, and impressive “King of the Mountain” (KOM) achievements on Strava. An avid skier, he squeezed every penny of value out of season passes at regional ski resorts. Steve was a gifted photographer, who spent countless hours capturing school activities, drama productions and community events for all to enjoy. His legendary picky eating was cultivated through the years to a high art form.

Steve is survived by his sisters Karen (John) Wesley and Mary (Mike) Chisholm; nieces Lizzy and Morgan, nephews Ryan and Matthew; sisters-in-law Patricia Madigan and Rosemary (Skip) Strong; brother-in-law Michael (Patricia) Madigan; nephews Ryan, Cameron and Ian; nieces Emily, Kindra, and Claire.

Steve will be remembered for his intellectual curiosity, boundless enthusiasm, competitive spirit, and his perpetual love of learning. There was little he loved more than a good argument, and he took special delight in playing the devil’s advocate. Above all, he was a champion and cheerleader for Ann and his three boys, bursting with pride at each new accomplishment and milestone.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The EHE Foundation, 1561 Hopi Court, Hobart WI 54313; CareFirst Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14871; or a charity of your choice.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Christ Episcopal Church, 33 E 1st St, Corning on Wednesday, February 28 at 11:00am with Fr. Troy Preston co-officiating with Deacon Ray Deffendorf. A luncheon reception will follow in the church’s Houghton Lounge. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements.