Charles Talbot Campbell, II
Age 80, of Fox Chapel, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022, in Shadyside Hospital. Known as “Tim” by many, he was a kind hearted man and a beloved father to his children Charlene Marie Campbell and Thomas Dexter Campbell, both of Fox Chapel. He was predeceased by his wife, Eileen Dexter Campbell, his father Thomas Leake Campbell and stepmother, Winnie, and his mother, Jane Dyke Wentling and stepfather, Tima.
Tim attended St. Edmunds, Shadyside Academy, and The Phelps School. In his youth he was quite the athlete. Tim was an avid equestrian and was remembered by his classmates as being skilled in horses, shooting, and golf where he regularly shot in the lower 80’s for 18 holes. He was a former member of The Fox Chapel Golf Club, and Rolling Rock Club, where he loved shooting trap, skeet, and pheasant, and regularly participated in Good Friday Shoots. He also loved to ski and regularly skied in Gstaad from late childhood through his 20's on family trips, but he also loved skiing with his kids in Vail and at Seven Springs. He also loved the ocean and vacationed in Naples Florida from a young age, having been introduced by his grandparents whose beach front home was just north of The Port Royal Club.
After school, Tim enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Germany. When he came back to the states, he followed his father, Tom, and his name sake, grandfather Charles T. Campbell, into an established river barge line business of Campbell Barge Lines and Campbell Transportation Company where he piloted tow boats carrying full tows of steel and coal. His grandfather was the first person to take a full tow of steel from Pittsburgh down the Mississippi, he came from a proud line of pioneering river men and loved Pittsburgh's three rivers. His children joked that they were scared to go over a bridge if their Dad was driving the car and a tow boat was passing underneath as he would crane his head around until he could identify the boat and company name, and he always had a story about each one.
After the family barge company was sold, Tim spent his free time volunteering for Foxwall ambulance service. It gave him great joy to help the community and he met many friends during his years there. In his later years he went to work at his mother's family's company, Dyke Automotive Supply.
He is survived by his two children, as well as his sister, Nancy Campbell Fales (Danforth) of Oakmont, his brother Thomas Leake Campbell, Jr. (Paige) of Naples, Florida and his first sister in law, Maizie Campbell of Chicago. He is also survived by his neighbors and friends Hossam & Amira Abedelsamed and their three children that considered him a grandfather.
Service was private and his children plan to have a celebration of life memorial at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church Fox Chapel or Foxwall Ambulance Service.