Charles E. Campbell III, 73 of Hopkinton and formerly of Holliston, passed away unexpectedly on March 3. Charles (Chuck) was born on Aug. 8, 1947, in Berlin, Germany, son of Charles E. Campbell Jr. and Marion Doyle Campbell.
Chuck leaves behind his beloved wife of 47 years, Carolyn (Degler) Campbell, his brother, John of West Palm Beach, and his nephew, Alex of California. His late sister was Marion Wade Campbell.
He and his family moved to the United States in 1953, settling in Connecticut. Chuck’s mother was a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for Reuters in 1954. Chuck attended Darien High School and then served in the military in the Vietnam War. Upon his return, he became a state trooper in Connecticut and then in Massachusetts when his family moved. He went on to complete his studies at Northeastern University and earned his bachelor’s in journalism and his master’s in counseling. Chuck spent 17 years at Motorola Codex as the director of human resources and subsequently at other technology companies as director and vice president of human resources.
For the past 28 years, Chuck has been the owner and principal of Argyle Consultants, an HR consulting and coaching firm. He is best known for establishing the Senior Human Resources Network (SHRN) as a founding member who touched the lives of hundreds of HR professionals in transition and networking.
His candor, insight, counseling, friendship and beautiful heart helped an innumerable number of executives throughout his career. His selfless passion for supporting others and promoting the HR profession has created a legacy within Massachusetts.
Following a private graveside ceremony, Chuck will be buried at Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston. A celebration of life event will be scheduled for later in the year. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the following of Chuck’s charities: American Wounded Heroes (woundedheroesofamerica.org), American Cancer Society (cancer.org), Disabled American Veterans (dav.org), and The Humane Society of the United States (humanesociety.org). Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home.