David O. Campbell: Tailgating and
rushing Delta Kappa Epsilon at Rutgers University in the
late 1960's, David O. Campbell dived under a table to
escape a food fight at lunch. He bumped into John Albohm
down there, stuck out his hand, and introduced himself.
They bonded. "A friendship ensued of great proportions,"
Mr. Albohm said.
Mr. Campbell, 51, a senior vice president at Keefe,
Bruyette and Woods, was a loyal friend who called Mr.
Albohm at least once a week for more than three decades.
He never lost his fun-loving side, and organized an
annual tailgate party for his fraternity brothers. He
still liked to drink beer and hang out with the guys. As
a grown-up, he once climbed onto a luggage carousel at
Newark International Airport to spin around for
But Mr. Campbell always saved his Sunday nights for
his wife, Cindy, and their two sons, Chip and Tim. The
family would cook on the grill at home in Basking Ridge,
N.J., and catch up on the week. "Dave was an interesting
combination," said his friend and brother-in-law, Fred
Anthony. "He was the ultimate party animal and gfamily