Catholic Relief Services

Joseph G. Chamberlin, former Catholic Relief Services manager, mediator and Baltimore writer

Joseph G. Chamberlin, former Catholic Relief Services manager, mediator and Baltimore writer

Joseph G. Chamberlin, a Catholic Relief Services manager, mediator, Baltimore writer and raconteur, died Saturday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.

The Hamilton resident was 71.

“Joe was a very special person. The first time we met, we had sent Joe to Asia to conduct seminars on leadership management and we found him very engaging,” said Kenneth F. Hackett, former president of Catholic Relief Services and one-time U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, who lives in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

“He was smart, fun and a pleasure to work with, whether in the office or on the golf course,” Mr. Hackett said. “He had a good sense of humor and the ability to put himself in...

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