Mario Joseph Campagna died July 3. He was 86.
Mr. Campagna was born April 29, 1927, in Portland to Salvatore and Mary Campagna. He grew up in Portland and graduated from Washington High School in 1944, then joined the Navy. After serving during World War II, he attended the University of Portland as a premed student and graduated in 1949. In 1952, he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Oregon in Portland (now OHSU). He married Edith Cutone in 1952.
He practiced medicine and neurosurgery for more than 40 years, starting with an internship in Philadelphia. He moved to Rochester, Minn., in 1953, where he completed a fellowship in neurological surgery at the Mayo Clinic and obtained a master’s in neurological surgery from the University of Minnesota in 1957. He moved to Medford, and he founded the Medford Neurological Clinic.
He was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by four children and spouses, Paul (M.D.) and Denise Campagna, Marla Campagna, Robert and Kitty Campagna and Patrick Campagna and Leily Esteghlalian; and six grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2013, at Sacred Heart Church in Medford. A reception will follow.