Raymond E. Campbell was born Jan. 15, 1934 and died March 23 and now a soul that deeply touched all who knew him flies free after a valiant fight with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ruby Campbell, and his brother, Arthur of West Tisbury. He is survived by his beloved wife, Patience; his daughter, Susan of Boston and his grandson, Nicholas. Raymond and his brother, Arthur, spent their childhood summers in Oak Bluffs visiting their aunt, Rena Jones Nader. Ray and Pat built their retirement home on her Maple avenue lot in 1999.

Mr. Campbell served with the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. In 1960 Raymond began his life's career as an emergency technician in radiology at Harvard University Health Service in Cambridge. In 1962 he moved to Massachusetts General Hospital to become a coordinator of the school of radiology technologists and assistant chief technologist. Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J. brought him on board in 1965 as assistant director of the radiology department and he was instrumental in the development of the School of Radiology Technologists. He retired from this hospital in 1994 as an administrative assistant in radiology.

While living in Long Branch, Mr. Campbell was actively involved in professional and civic organizations. He devoted time to the Friends of the Long Branch Library where he served as a trustee. He was also a member of the Juvenile Board of Long Branch for many years. He was an examiner for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Health and an inspector of radiology schools. He also served on the board of the North Jersey Environment Health. Mr. Campbell was a member of the International Phantom Society and a charter member. He held office positions and chaired committees in the American Hospital Radiology Administers Organization.

A graveside memorial service at Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs will be held on Saturday, April 17 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Road to Recovery Program of the American Cancer Society (an organization that transports people to their treatment on the mainland) 720 Main street, Hyannis, MA 02601; or to Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, P.O. Box 2549, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557; or to a charity of your choice. During the last few years, the many volunteers of the Road to Recovery Program and Hospice made life more pleasant for Ray as well as many other Island cancer patients.

Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home.