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Campbell Dr. Donald Campbell, 85, formerly of Mansfield, Worthington, and Alliance, Ohio, died May 23, 2017 peacefully at home. Born in Alliance, Ohio, the son of Helen and Donald Campbell Sr., Dr. Campbell attended Alliance High School (Class of 1949) where he was defensive end and place kicker for the Alliance Aviators varsity football team. He received his B.A. in Health and Physical Education from Kent State University where in 1952 he became the Golden Flashes' all time record holding place kicker; his record stood for over 50 years. His M.A. in Public Health from University of Michigan was conferred in 1958, and he received his Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1969. Dr. Campbell served in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a medic at the Naval Air Station Training Center in Akron, Ohio from August 1951- November 1958. Dr. Campbell taught Health and Physical Education at Alliance and Minerva High Schools and was also Head Coach of the Minerva High School football team. After attending University of Michigan, Dr. Campbell worked in public health education at the Ohio Department of Health, then served as the Program Director of the Central Ohio branch of the American Heart Association. From 1964 to 1966, Dr. Campbell was a consultant for Kent State University in Tanzania, Africa, where he helped to establish public health education faculties in 18 teacher training colleges, and enjoyed numerous safaris with his wife Marie, and children. Upon his return to the United States, he held the position of Assistant, then Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University while earning his Doctorate Degree. After his tenure at Ohio State, he served as Health Commissioner for Richland and Crawford counties of Ohio. He also taught Public Health Administration at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Dr. Campbell was a member of and served as President of the Society of Public Health Educators. He enjoyed travel in Europe and golf with his wife Marie Campbell. He is survived by his wife, Marie; his son, Scott; his daughters, Donna (Douglas) Peterson and Kelleen (Brent) Robbins; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at a later date. WARREN F. TOLER FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shiners Hospitals for Children.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 1, 2017
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