He leaves his wife of 30 years, Linda A. (Twombly) Campbell; his children, Kim J. Campbell-Landini and husband Larry of Uxbridge, James D. Campbell and wife Kellie of Marlborough, Daniel R. Campbell and fiancé Alyssa Stetson of Marlborough, Shane R. Campbell of Marlborough, and Eric R. Campbell of Uxbridge; two sisters, Cindy L. Campbell of San Clemente, Calif. and Laurie A. Risnes and husband James of LaQuinta, Calif.; and two brothers, Jack C. Campbell of Rosanna, Italy and James Campbell and wife Dorothy of Richland, Wash.; two grandchildren, Tanner Landini and Emily Landini both of Uxbridge; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Born in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of the late James D. and M. Jane (Watkins) Campbell, he had been a resident of Marlborough for over 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a graduate of San Clenente High School, receiving his BA from Worcester State College and later his Master's Degree in Humanistic Psychology from Worcester State College in 1979.
Mr. Campbell was a Health Teacher at the Forest Grove Middle School in Worcester for several years, retiring in 2006. Previously, he taught History at Milford High School and was Assistant Coach of the Junior Varsity Football team. He also taught school in Rutland at the Deveau School. He co-founded his own company called Pride Resources Inc. of Burlington.
He was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Massachusetts Retired Teachers Association, as well as a member of the V.F.W. Post 638 of Marlborough and the Worcester Vets Center. He was a former member of the Marlborough Country Club and was a very good golfer.
Mr. Campbell coached at all levels of the Marlborough Youth Sports, especially baseball, football and soccer, and once took his team to the Regional Finals in baseball.
He was most loved by his family, and his family was always at the center of whatever he did. The family and relatives often vacationed at Southern California Beach Club in Oceanside, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Thursday June 23, at 10 a.m., in the First Church Congregational of Marlborough, 37 High St. (corner of Bolton and High streets), Marlborough. Cremation will follow with burial with Military Honors in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date. Calling hours are Wednesday June 22, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the John P. Rowe Funeral Home, Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either Dana Farber, c/o Dr. Enzinger, Gastro-intestinal Unit, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or to the Worcester Vets Center, 691 Grafton St., Worcester, MA 01607.