James H. Campbell, 74, of New Milford, died Aug. 8, 2009, at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of the late Ella (O'Leary) Campbell.

Mr. Campbell was born Aug. 8, 1935, in Bridgeport, son of the late Wallace and Margaret (Rhoda) Campbell Sr.

He graduated from New Milford High School in 1953 and from Nichols Junior College in Dudley, Mass., with a degree in business in 1955.

Mr. Campbell was a head chef at Candlewood Lake Inn for many years and worked at Two Steps and Ciao! Catering in Danbury. He had a flair for creating unique and memorable presentations for special events.

Mr. Campbell was a loving and giving person.

Mr. Campbell is survived by a son, Scott Campbell and his wife, Candace, of New Milford; a brother, Wallace H. Campbell Jr. and his wife, Audrey, of Sullivan, N.H.; and two grandchildren, Cassandra Ella Campbell and Brandon Scott Campbell.

The Colonial Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 306 Industrial Park Road, Suite 105, Middletown, CT 06457.