Craig Russell Campbell died unexpectedly at the age of 53 May 24, 2014, at his home in Miami, Florida, where he had recently relocated.

Born in Minnesota, Mr. Campbell spent his formative years in Hudson and most of his adulthood in Columbus. He was a 1979 graduate of Western Reserve Academy.

He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Ohio State University. He developed a practice at Affirmations: A Center for Psychotherapy and Growth and later launched his own, private counseling and coaching office. Through this work, he combined his professional roles as coach, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) practitioner, gestalt therapist, seminar leader and teacher to empower people to actualize their personal and professional potentials.

Predeceased by his father Duncan Hill Campbell in 2009, he is survived by his long-time partner, Brad Trees; mother, Jane Campbell; siblings, Christopher Campbell (Kathy) and Jennifer Peterson (Chris); nieces and nephews Duncan & Mackenzie Campbell and Isabelle, Amelia and Harrison Peterson.

A "Celebration of Life" service will be at the Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus on June 8 at 3 p.m., Andrew Hoover, Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to The Netcare Foundation, 199 S. Central Ave., Columbus, OH. 43223 or to the Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto-Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, OH. 43026. Condolences to the family can be sent to