In Memory of

Douglas

Morrow

Campbell

Obituary for Douglas Morrow Campbell

Douglas Morrow Campbell, age 84, of Nashua, New Hampshire, passed away July 30, 2023, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center from complications after falling at his home. Born in Rome, New York, “Doug” was brought up in the Verona Beach, New York area by loving parents, Howard Groff Campbell and Barbara Morrow Campbell. Doug graduated from Oneida High School in Oneida, New York in 1958. The caption that appeared next to his senior high school yearbook photo, “A little work hurts not the soul, with great ambition, he’ll reach his goal,” was a true testament to his character, drive, and motivation, throughout his entire life.

In high school, Doug excelled in mathematics, and was a member of the school’s chapter of Future Teachers of America. Instead of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education after graduation, however, he applied to an innovative, highly competitive, Department of Defense training program to learn advanced computer programming at Griffiss Air Force Base and Rome Lab (Rome Air Development Center). He worked hard during training, striving to obtain the top test scores in his classes, and secured a federal civil service position, programming highly secure and sensitive computers for the US Air Force and other branches in the Department of Defense. During this time, he met the love of his life, Judith Margaret D’Aprix, of Clinton, New York. They were married at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Utica, New York, on May 7, 1960.

During the next three decades, Doug, with the support of Judy and their two sons, moved from central New York to Columbus, Ohio; Lowell, Massachusetts; and finally to Nashua, New Hampshire. Doug worked hard to continually get promoted and was given bigger and broader responsibilities. At the time of his retirement, he was working on computer software and hardware acquisition projects at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.

Faced with full-time retirement from federal service, Doug decided continuing to work a little would be “good for his soul,” just as his high school yearbook caption stated many years before. For several years he enjoyed working for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, driving and transporting rental vehicles to and from their various locations.

Doug’s work ethic always showed in everything he pursued. A life-long avid golfer, he strived for excellence on the golf course, perfecting his skills. He thoroughly enjoyed playing a round or two of golf with his friends and family. Always calm and patient with novice golfers, he enjoyed giving them help and tips so they would improve.

Doug enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, and hunting with his family and friends, and dancing with his wife, Judy. Enjoying time together with family and friends was always important to him.

Doug was predeceased by both of his parents, Howard and Barbara Campbell, his brother Jon A Campbell of Oneida, New York, and sister Christie Campbell Feeney of Palm Beach, Florida. He is survived by his wife Judy and son Keith Campbell of Nashua, New Hampshire; son Kenneth Campbell, daughter-in-law Judy Brown Campbell, and beloved grandson Colby Campbell, all of Hudson, New Hampshire; and sister-in-law, Kathleen Messmer Campbell, of Oswego, New York.

SERVICES: Memorial Services will be held privately for the family. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.

Contributions in Doug’s memory can be made to your local Hospice center.