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 Douglas M “Uncle Dougie” Campbell

Douglas M “Uncle Dougie” Campbell

Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Nov 2012 (aged 48)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 101246861 · View Source
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Douglas M. Campbell, 48, of Lancaster, passed away on November 21st, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on February 13th, 1964. He was graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1982. He attended Elizabethtown College and was graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He spent a semester of his senior year abroad at The College of St. Paul and St. Mary's in Cheltenham, Gloucester, England. He continued his education at the University of Maryland, earning a Master's Degree in Architecture. While working for The Prospect Park Alliance in Brooklyn, NY, Douglas helped with the design for the restoration of the park's ­Victorian boat house. He worked for Charter Homes and was later self-employed as a LEED-Certified, Registered Architect.

Douglas will be dearly missed by his father, John A. Campbell Jr. and stepmother, Bonnie Campbell of Lancaster; mother, Barbara Piersol and stepfather, Burton Piersol of Sarasota, FL; siblings, Laurel Campbell and Carol Campbell of Lancaster and J. Clayton Campbell of Wrightsville, PA; his stepsiblings, Judy Piersol of San Francisco, CA, Rachael Eavenson of Baltimore, MD and Adam Eavenson of Lancaster, PA. He was preceded in death by his stepbrother, ­Burton Piersol Jr.

Douglas was lovingly referred to as "Uncle Dougie" by his nieces and nephews, Kyle Egan of Lancaster, Kurtis Egan of Manhattan, Kelly Martin of Maryland, Lindsay Campbell and Brooke Nelson of Wrightsville, and Danielle Wolf of San Diego.

Douglas will also be missed by his many cool and wonderful friends, many whom he met while working at Zap & Co., Lancaster's oasis of hip during the 1980's. He was much-appreciated for his abiding aura of peacefulness.

Douglas was a kind, compassionate and loving person who advocated for the kind treatment of animals. He loved art, nature, music, poetry, literature, writing, hiking in the woods and the Susquehanna River. He had a special appreciation for mid-century modern furniture and art and enjoyed visiting antique markets to find treasures from that era. In the 1990's, he volunteered and lived at the Farm Sanctuary in Avondale, PA where he was a caretaker of rescued farm animals. He continued to remain active in animal rights organizations while living in Portland, OR where he studied and worked in graphic design. Douglas loved living in Lancaster City and was a long-time supporter of the revitalization of downtown: he was especially proud of the burgeoning fine arts community which has helped to drive that progress. He volunteered and/or served on the committee for Lancaster Township Planning and Zoning, Live Green and Creative House of Lancaster.

A celebration of Douglas's life will be held at The Groffs Family Funeral & Cremation Services, 528 W. Orange Street (at the corner of Orange & Pine Sts.), Lancaster on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The family will greet friends at The Groffs from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the Service. Memorial remembrances may be made in Douglas's memory to The Humane League of Lancaster and to the American Institute of Architects

[Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era 11/25/2012]


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