DOVER - Dr. James Lee Campbell, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 11, 2016. He was a respected dermatologist and a beloved member of the Dover community.
Jim is survived by his daughter Sara, his son Jonathan, his furry children Carly, Carter, and Snoopy, his sister Jennifer and BroMo, his sister Janine, two Mikes, a Sean, his beloved fiancée Kristin Martin and so many others who loved him dearly.
He graduated from Haverhill High School in 1980, Bates College in 1984, and earned a Master's degree in epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1987. Jim was accepted into the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College where he graduated first in his class, receiving the Dean's Medal in 1993. Jim continued on with a dermatology residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and began his practice of medicine on the South Shore of Massachusetts before returning to New Hampshire to start his own practice in Dover.
Jim was an avid fly fisherman and a diehard Boston Red Sox fan. He loved to laugh and rock out to Bruce Springsteen and Zac Brown on long drives. He enjoyed identifying constellations and stars, and was excited and curious about the natural world. His passion for salmon and steelhead fishing took him on frequent weekend trips to his favorite spots in upstate New York and rare, special trips to Labrador, Canada with a group of close friends.
Jim was generous with his time, his effort and his smile. He frequently treated his staff, friends, and family to outings at Fenway Park that left lifelong memories. He contributed to countless charitable efforts, including Make Big Change, a nonprofit organization he founded to raise skin cancer awareness.
In recent years, Jim discovered Maui, where he felt truly at peace and planned to retire one day. He loved to bring his friends and family to the Secret Beach.
Dr. Campbell was predeceased by his father James L. Campbell, Sr. and his sister, Julie and most recently Ann "Joyce" Campbell, his mother.
SERVICES: A celebration of Dr. Campbell's life will be held at the Hellenic Center, 219 Long Hill Road, Dover, N.H., 03820 on May 6, at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the James L. Campbell "Make Big Change" fund, 784 Central Ave., Dover, N.H., 03820 or at www.makebigchange.org
Arrangements are under the direction of Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820. To sign our online guestbook, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com
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Published by Foster's Daily Democrat from Apr. 16 to May 2, 2016.