NORWALK, Conn. – Douglas C. Campbell, a longtime Norwalk resident, died Saturday, April 9 at Norwalk Hospital after a long illness. He was 66.
He was born Aug. 23, 1949, in Detroit. He moved from Michigan to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, as a child with his parents, the late James and Phyliss Morrissey Campbell. He attended Penn State University then attended and graduated from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa. After graduating from college, he moved to Connecticut, where he worked at Pitney Bowes World Headquarters in Stamford, and worked for a short time at Oxford Health Plans/UnitedHealthcare in Trumbull.
He was a lover of sailing and the seashore and enjoyed travel, especially to Key West, Fla., and Cape Cod, Mass.. He also was a lover of dogs, especially his late Clancy and his surviving dog Hunter, both Wheaten Terriers. He loved Corvettes, Penn State Nittany Lions football and New York Giants football, both of which he would root for each week.
He is survived by his wife of almost 19 years, Diane (Greeney) Campbell; mother-in-law, Dorothea Greeney, of Stamford; four sisters-in-law, Deborah Kutz (Gary) of Clinton, Mary Dolan (Jeff) of Stamford, and Carol Schenkel (Bob) of Stamford; three brothers-in-law, Walter, Michael and Robert Greeney of Stamford; four nephews and four nieces, his “brother,” Steve Kachniasz (Nancy) of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; and cousins and many close friends.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his father-in-law, Walter J. Greeney Sr.
The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., Norwalk. A brief prayer service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1 p.m.
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