Russ was born September 15, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts and passed from this life April 19, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. Friends and acquaintances will remember Russ as a hardworking businessman, active in the local business community and long time owner of Pacific Trim and Floor Supply.
He was a veteran of World War II, with service in the Canadian Air Force. He was a huge supporter of the local chapter of Moose Lodge International, Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce. A big fan of golf and hockey, he played hockey from childhood and well into his 80s.
Russ is survived by his children Wendy, Rick, Holly and Paul; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two children and Millie, his wife of 65 years.
A memorial service will be held at Moles Farewell Tributes- Chapel, 2465 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA at 1PM, Saturday, April 25. A gathering and celebration of his life will be held immediately afterwards in the Whatcom Room.
Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice Foundation at 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225, or your favorite charity.
You may share your thoughts and memories of Russ in the online guest book at wordpress-271002-1416095.cloudwaysapps.com