Shirley Campbell, a longtime activist and East Village resident, died on April 12. According to notices from the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association posted at her former building on Fourth Street, she died from COVID-19 complications.
Campbell, who was born in 1940, had most recently been living at a location of the New Jewish Home.
Per the flyer:
Shirley was a well-known activist on the Lower East Side. She participated in housing and other social justice struggles for more than 30 years. She was an avid tennis enthusiast who loved music, film and art.
Local State Sen. Brad Hoylman offered his condolences...
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Shirley Campbell, who gave so much to @CooperSq, the Mutual Housing Association, and the people of Manhattan as an activist.— Senator Brad Hoylman (@bradhoylman) April 17, 2020
COVID-19 takes more than we can bear each day. May her memory be a blessing. pic.twitter.com/sJbPGyDMbe
Her friends plan to hold a celebration of her life this summer. Will post more details when they become available.