Loving, generous, adventurous, curious, accomplished and brilliant, a spiritual seeker and a deep and creative thinker, with an immense zest for life, Russell dropped out of school at 14 to support his struggling family. At age 20, he returned to complete his schooling and discovered a love of science, leading him to a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics. He was deeply loved and will be missed by his children, Tammy (Tamara), Tracy, David, and Jennifer; grandchildren, Aaron, Adrian, Elisa, Michaela, Julian, and Sean; great-grandson, Noah; his brother Jim; sister Sharon and his many close nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity selected by the family or of your own choice. The charity links can be found under the donation tab.
Russell wrote a number of autobiographical stories about his life that we wanted to share. To find them, navigate to "My Story" > "Life Stories" on the top menu of this page. We have also shared photos of him through the years that can be found by navigating to "Photos" > "Photo Gallery" on the top menu.
A recording of the funeral service is now available by navigating to Media > Videos on the menu at the top of the page.