GREENWICH - Robert F. Russell of Route 74 passed away at his residence on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. He was 81.
Born in Pittstown on December 8, 1931, son of the late Earl and Bessie (Gate) Russell and husband of the late Joyce Russell who passed away in 1996.
An Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was an auto mechanic working for various garages throughout his life. He enjoyed going to the Racino, dancing and was an avid NASCAR fan. He loved fishing and being outdoors and would watch the airplanes and boats. He was very meticulous about keeping up his home.
Survivors include his children Robert (Lori) Russell of Buskirk, Barbara (Scott) Havens of Fort Edward, Linda (Herbert) Kitchen of NC, his siblings, John (Georgia) Russell of Troy, Charlie Russell of Hoosick Falls, Evelyn (Hans) Stratton of CA and Charlotte Russell of Cambridge. Also, survived by his grandchildren and great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call from 5-7pm on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Chase-Smith Family Funeral Homes, 173 Main Street, Schaghticoke. Funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 9am at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Gerald B. H. Solomon, Saratoga National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 in honor of Mr. Russell. Online remembrances may be made at www.chasesmithfamily.com