Carlos Manuel Campos MD of Belleville formally of La Estrella, Camaguey, Cuba passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Clara Maass Medical Center, he was 85 years old. Campito as he was affectionately known was the beloved husband of Idelma Garcia, adoring father of Magaly Campos-Munoz MD (Guillermo), Carlos Manuel Campos (Cristina), Carlos Guillermo Campos, Susana Campos (Gregory) and Carla Campos. Caring grandfather to Ramon, Nicolas, Emma Munoz, Isabella Stappas and Camila Campos. He is also survived by his loving birds Havana and Hatuey.
Dr. Campos was a proud graduate of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School '53. He continued his studies at la Universidad de la Havana until he was forced to leave his beloved homeland. He left Cuba in 1961 fleeing the newly installed socialist government in order to achieve a better life. Her arrived in Spain to continue his studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid where he realized his dream of becoming a medical doctor. In 1962 he arrived in the United States, he was forever grateful to this country for welcoming him as a Cuban refugee and giving him the opportunity to fulfill the American dream. He was the proudest Cuban and even prouder of living in the USA. Hard work was no stranger to Campito, he worked hard and excepted those around him to do the same. He expected the best and never settled. He was stubborn, opinionated, intelligent, open-minded, loving and caring. He was loved by all and would help anyone in need, even if they didn't ask for it. He lived in many different cities in the US finally settling in West Orange where he raised his family. Newark was his second home. His medical practice was on Ferry Street for over 40 years. Dr. Campos was a pillar in ironbound community, he was a past President of the Club de Leones de Newark, member of the American Medical Association. He was an integral part of organizing and celebrating "El Dia del Medico Cubano" on December 3rd. He was a diehard conservative, yet he would sit and discuss for hours anyone’s point of view on any topic with reasonable facts and figures always respecting other’s beliefs and ideas.
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