Tribute: William R. Russell

William R. Russell, Sr. 80, passed away August 11

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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – There will be a Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17 at Paradise Church, 10020 New Buffalo Rd. in Canfield
for William R. Russell, Sr. 80, who passed away Thurdsay, August 11.

Bill was born August 25, 1935 in Youngstown, the son of Robert H. and Mary Onolee Adams.

Bill was a 1953 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and served his country in the U.S. Army.

Bill was a welder with Syro Steel for 30 plus years, retiring January 7, 2000.

Bill loved Blue Grass music and had hosted the Blue Grass Show at the Johnson Community Center in Leavittsburg for 17 plus years. Bill enjoyed woodworking, gardening and working on small antique gas engines.

Bill loved his family and was a dedicated father. His wife, the former Carol Ann Olney, whom he married December 31, 1964, died March 14, 2003.

Bill is survived by his son, William R. (Bonnie) Russell, Jr. of Canfield; his daughter, Susan R. (Dan) Wood of Long County, GA and his grandsons, William R. Russell, lll and Kevin Wood. Friends may call from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17 prior to the Service at the Church.

Arrangements handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes.

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