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CAMPANARO, DOROTHY

CAMPANARO, DOROTHY (19 Feb. 1915-23 Sept. 1993) was an industrial editor on the public relations staff of the Ohio Rubber Division of Eagle Picher Co. and co-founder of the Willoughby Printing Co.

Born in Cleveland to Alex and Mary (Pietriacovo) Campanaro, Dorothy received her B.A. from Notre Dame University in 1937, and her teaching certificate from Western Reserve University in 1940.

Campanaro taught junior high classes in Cleveland public schools before joining Ohio Rubber in 1940 where she became an industrial editor.

In 1947 Campanaro helped found the Willoughby Printing Co. She remained a partner in the printing company and an editor at the rubber company until she quit working in 1967 to care for her ailing mother. Following her mother's death, Campanaro became the assistant to the fire chief of the Cleveland Heights Fire Department, becoming the Department's first female employee in the late 1960s. Campanaro gradually retired in the early 1980s.

Campanaro was recognized at a national convention during World War II by the American Red Cross for her successful efforts in selling war bonds. Campanaro was a member of the American Association of Industrial Editors, serving as secretary from 1955-56, and a member of the Northern Ohio Industrial Editors Association.

Campanaro was Roman Catholic. Never married, she lived in CLEVELAND HEIGHTS and is buried in LAKE VIEW CEMETERY.