Leo Francis Campion, beloved husband, father, grandfather, educator, and coach passed away on September 26, 2023, at Frederick Health Hospital in Frederick, Maryland. He was born on August 26, 1951, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania to the late Leo J. Campion and Katherine Toblin.
Leo had a remarkable career that spanned nearly half a century dedicated to enriching the lives of students through education and sports. He made a lasting impact at several high schools in Montgomery County, Maryland as a full time teacher, administrator and in retirement as a substitute teacher. Leo loved to teach and coach football and lacrosse. A lifelong learner himself, Leo obtained a Master's Degree in Administration from McDaniel College. With his knowledge and experience in education administration, he positively influenced countless students, colleagues and lifelong friends.
Leo was an avid outdoorsman who found solace in activities such as hunting and fishing and watching football and NASCAR. Nature provided him with a sense of peace and tranquility that he cherished deeply. He loved spending time with his wife and two sons, who shared many of his hobbies. He enjoyed taking trips to the shore, race tracks, and various hunting trips with them. He loved his pets dearly and always considered them a part of the family. Leo found joy in the simple things in life like taking his dogs for a walk, playing with his grandchildren, or watching the sunrise during an early morning hunting or fishing trip.
Leo will be remembered for his outgoing personality and spiritual nature. He was involved in the church his whole life and loved volunteering and attending Sunday mass with his wife as well as filling in as Santa Claus when duty called. His warm smile and friendliness made him approachable to everyone he met. He had an innate ability to connect with others effortlessly.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Barbara Campion; his two sons Sean Campion (Deni) and Kelly Campion; and his grandchildren Arben and Mia. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Margaret Strang and family, brother-in-law Richard Garbett and family, sister-in-law Mary Jurgens and family, and his sisters Patsy Forney and family, as well as Annette Bulino and family.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 3:00 pm at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 16457 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy, MD, 21771.