Sunday, April 29, 2012

Joseph Campisi OSS

This is not the Joe Campisi who owned the Egyptian Lounge in Dallas, but it might be a relative, which should be confirmed by research. - BK 

10-4H (HSCA)
23 FEB 1978

FROM:  Plans and Review Group Central Cover Staff
SUBJECT: House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) Request
REFERENCES: A. Memo for SA/DO/O fr  OLC (OLC 78-0588/1);
                          Dtd `6 Feb 78. Same Subject
                            B. Letter for OLC fr Chief Counsel/Director of HSCA. Dtd 14 Feb 78

1. In response to Item 5) of Reference B request, CCS files contain nine documents concerning one Joseph F. Campisi, born 13 April 1911 in Brooklyn, New York. From 1941-46, Subject was employed by the FBI. From 1944-46, he was on military leave from the FBI, serving with OSS in the United Kingdom. From 1946 until at least 1963, Subject was Director of Export Sales for the Bulova Watch Company, New York. In 1959, his residence was listed as 10 The Pines, Roslyn Estates, Long Island, New York. [ REDACTED   - ]  It is not possible to determine from the information at hand whether Subject is identical with the subject of Item 5) of Reference B request.

  1. CCS files contain no information on the other items listed in Reference B.


Orig & 1 – Addressee
            1 – 10-4H (HSCA) File
            1- CS-2640\
            1- CCS/PRG Chrono vio board
            1- [REDACTED] Chrono

CL BY 026089


Joseph Campisi – OSS

CAMPISI - Joe, of Old Brookville, NY deceased on November 1, 2009 at age 93. A graduate of Brooklyn Law School in 1939, he practiced law before joining the FBI in 1941. His assignments with the FBI included overt and covert work with its Special Intelligence Service in Central and South America. It was during this period that he served as security advisor to President Enrique Penaranda of Boliva. He took a leave of absence from the FBI in 1944 and joined the US Marine Corps. After basic training, he was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency. His assignments with the OSS took him to England and France. At the end of World War II, Joe was discharged from the Marine Corps, resigned from the FBI, and began working for the Bulova Watch Company. During his 36 years with Bulova, he was crucial to establishing Bulova's international business, eventually becoming Executive Vice President of its international operations. When his alma mater Brooklyn Law School graduated its class in 2003, Joe was given the honor of presenting the school's diploma to his grandson Bryan Bughman who was graduating Cum Laude. Joe is survived by his wife, Zosh, having been married for 64 years. He is also survived by one sister, Sue Zoeller (Don), and four children: Carol Monaghan (Tom), Donna Barrell (Bob), Linda Bughman (Ed), and Joe (Joanne). His seven grandchildren include: Amy Monaghan (Johnathan Field), Tom Monaghan (Danielle Bailey), Michael Monaghan, Kristy Fredericks (Kirk), Casey Barrell, Grant Bughman (Jessica), and Bryan Bughman (Skye Phillips). His three great-grandchildren include: Molly Fredericks, Reese Fredericks, and Tom Monaghan. Joe was an active and long-standing member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. He and his wife Zosh, also a former FBI employee, attended 52 consecutive national conventions of the Society. Joe was a member of the Glnwood Landing American Legion, having served as Vice Commander. He also was a volunteer for twenty-one years at the Glen Cove Hospital. An attorney licensed to practice in New York State, Joe was also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He loved to travel, garden and play golf, tennis and squash. Reaching age 90 he realized he couldn't continue playing all three sports and decided to give up squash in the hope it would improve his golf and tennis games. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested a donation be made in his name to: The Former Agents of the FBI Foundation, the American Legion, or The North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation. Viewing will be at Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head, NY 516-671-0807 on Wednesday November 4, 4:00pm-8:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul's R.C. Church, Brookville, NY on Thursday November 5 at 10:00am

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