In Memoriam, May 2018

Forrest Campbell

Forrest Campbell, 88, died on February 15, 2018, at his home of 56 years, in the loving arms of his wife, Carol. He was born April 9, 1929, in Coats, North Carolina, to Walter Smith Campbell and Bettie Ila Strickland Campbell. He spent his youth growing up in Dunn, North Carolina, along with his two sisters, Joyce C. Wagstaff (deceased) and Jackie C. Elmore. Summers were spent working tobacco fields and helping his dad in the lumber business.  He was active in scouting, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Forrest graduated from Dunn High School in 1947, after having enlisted at an early age with the United States Marine Corps. He served for two years, mainly in Parris Island and Honolulu, Hawaii. Forrest graduated with honors from the University of Portland in Oregon in 1953, and at Duke University Law School, graduating in 1955. To support himself through his educational experience, he worked in the Duke Law Library and served as a residential advisor. At Duke Law School he met his wife to be, Carol Lee Hackbarth. They married in August of 1955 and were married for 62 and a half years.

Although a quiet man, he was a great listener who was nonjudgmental, understanding, and showed great patience.  He could tell a great story, always followed by much laughter and enjoyment.

Forrest spent his adult life serving the Guilford County community. He served as Mayor Pro-tem for the City of Greensboro 1967-1969; Chaired the Guilford County Board of Social Services 1973-1976; was Chairman of the Board of Guilford County Commissioners; and served as President of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners 1983. Forrest was a member of the Greensboro and NC Bar Association, a former trustee for the Greensboro Legal Aid Society, and a member of College Place United Methodist Church.

Forrest began his law career as a prosecuting attorney, and clerk of the Domestic Relations Court, later moving into private practice with Haines, Short, Campbell, and Ferguson, finally retiring from the Firm at Fisher Park after more than 50 years of legal practice. Forrest leaves behind, his loving wife, Carol Hackbarth Campbell, his four children, Michele C. Shackelford (Dab), Terry C. Hayes (Mike), Forrest E. Campbell Jr. (Lynette), Beth C. Samuelwicz (Rolf). He has five grandchildren, Tyler Orsow, who preceded him in death, Logan and Morgan Shackelford, Jake and Sarah Welty, and one great-grandchild, Zachary Padilla.

 

 

Konrad Karl Fish

Konrad Karl Fish of Greensboro, NC died of Lewy body dementia on February 21, 2018, in Raleigh, NC.  He was born on May 9, 1935 in a cottage on his grandfather’s dairy farm in upstate New York. He spent his childhood leading an idyllic, simple existence, playing with his cousins, riding his beloved pony, Leo, and developing a life-long joy for nature.

One of his fondest memories was when he happened upon young Mickey Mantle’s first time at batting practice for the Yankees. That day inspired Konnie to dedicate his high school years to varsity basketball and baseball, eventually leading to his enrollment at Duke University, where he played baseball for famed coach Jack Coombs.

While at Duke, Konnie was an active member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, making many lifelong friends. After graduating from Duke in 1956, Konnie attended Duke Law School, graduating from there in 1959. He secured a job in Greensboro with Booth and Osteen. Konnie joined the Air Force National Guard and went to basic training in San Antonio, Texas.

After serving active duty, he returned to Greensboro. He was appointed the city’s legal aid officer for four years, where he handled an enormous volume of cases free of charge. While Konnie eventually went on to the general practice of law, his role as legal aid officer and helping to found the first Greensboro Legal Aid office were among his proudest moments in his 50+ year law career.

Konnie had many hobbies, including the Hamilton Lakes Civitan Club, teaching Sunday school classes at Christ Methodist Church, and playing golf every chance he could, and spending time with his Hamilton Lakes Civitan Club friends.  He co-founded the Nat Green Fly Fishing Club, shared willingly his free time with his beloved Morehead Methodist Church, and gardened with a mixture of knowledge and discipline.

Konnie belonged to the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Greensboro Country Club, Morehead Methodist Church, the Duke Alumni Association, and Trout Unlimited.

Konnie is survived by five children: Sarah Kathryn Fish of Durham, Rebecca Fish Nichols of Wilmington, Edmund Booth Fish (Michelle) of Greensboro, Rachel Fish Curtis (David) of Durham, and Katherine Chloe Fish of Greensboro, by eight grandchildren: Madeline Drewry, Dylan Nichols, Edmund Fish, Jr., Josie Fish, Phoebe Fish, Ben Curtis, Sophie Curtis, and Tilly Curtis, and by former wife and long-time friend, Tricia Booth Fish of Greensboro.

 

 

Henri Ronald Mazzoli

Henri Ronald Mazzoli, 81, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, December 30, 2017 after a short battle with lung cancer. Henri was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on February 24, 1936 to the late Eugene and Mary Mazzoli and grew up with his two sisters, Jane and Maria. He graduated from Framingham High School and then served as a medic in the United States Army with the 10th Mountain Division. Henri attended Boston University and then transferred and graduated from High Point College. He received the Juris Doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1965 and was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in the same year. Henri served as an Assistant District Attorney for Guilford County, and then he opened his own law office, assisted by Mrs. Susan Piotrowski, and ran that firm for more than 40 years.

He was an avid sailor and earned his US Coast Guard Captain’s license. He spent weekends and summers sailing the coast of North Carolina with his wife, Kathy, and children. He enjoyed spending time in Panama where he and Kathy have a second home, and studying history, in particular the American Civil War, World War I and II. He also focused on restoring as many houses and rental properties as he could in the greater Greensboro area. Henri never left any job half-finished, rarely met a dog or cat he did not like, or failed to speak his mind to his family and many friends. All who knew and loved him will miss his kindness, humor, loyalty, and unfailing sense of integrity and fairness. Henri is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Katherine Clay Mazzoli; and his children and their significant others: Robert Mazzoli and Barbara Cozzarini of Duvall, WA and Robert’s daughter Alyssa Mazzoli; Matthew and Beate Mazzoli and their children Samuel and Johanna of Ostfold, Norway; and Ginny and Walter Wright and their children William and Katherine of New York, NY.

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