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Susan M. Campbell, 75

Montgomery Art Teacher

April 13, 1948 - April 14, 2023

Susan M. Campbell, 75, of Hillsborough died on Friday, April 14. She was an award-winning art teacher in the Montgomery Township School District for many years.

Born in New York City in 1948, she grew up in Paramus where she met her future husband, Dan, at a CYO dance at age 13. Susan graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy and went on to Pratt Institute to pursue her passion in art. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art education from Montclair State University. She was an inspiring art teacher in Montgomery Township for more than 25 years, and earned the distinguished NJ Governor’s Award, given only to the state's best teachers.

She touched the lives of thousands of students with her teachings and always had her door open for all. She was a mentor and pillar throughout the school community, which she deeply adored. Her iconic lesson plans are still being taught today, such as her tinfoil people most recently seen in an exhibit at Brown University.

Susan was a vibrant flower who was a lover, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, teacher, and friend. She always lit up the room with her positivity and made those around her believe that there was no limit to what can be achieved in life.

Susan adored her family and her five grandchildren. She lived for their sleepovers, sporting events, and huge meals with her friends and loved ones. Her beautiful blue eyes, brightest smile, and exuberant personality will deeply be missed by all. Sue was 100 percent Sicilian, and lived for family gatherings with too much food for those in attendance no matter how many.

She was the loving daughter of Marion and Joseph Scialabba. Oldest sister to Kathryn, Steven, and Phillip. Caring wife of 49 years to Daniel Campbell. Dearest mother to Duncan, Matthew, and Griffin. Adoring mother-in-law to Nicole and Kristen. Most passionate grandmother to Lily, Molly, Madison, Daniel, and Brandon.

Her family will continue in her memory and her legacy will continue in the stories and love we will share with generations to come.

Donations in Susan's memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

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