Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 22, 2014 6:23 am EST


POWELL — Donald R. Russell, 76, of Powell, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Born in Evanston, Ill., to the late Raymond and Hilder Russell, Don was a graduate of Morgan Park High School and studied at Bradley University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he was a radar specialist. Don was an electrician with Toledo Edison for 33 years.

In addition to his parents, Don is preceded in death by his stepfather, LeRoy Northup. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marilyn Russell of Howard; sons, Kevin (Jennifer) Russell of Powell and Jeff Russell of Columbus; grandchildren, Drew Russell and Lauren Russell; sister, Barbara Kunz of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and nephews and niece, Brian (Sakti) Kunz, Karen (Byron) Gilbert and Bradley (Kim) Kunz, all of New Jersey and their families.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065; 614-792-1471; where Military Honors will be rendered at 4 p.m. Burial will be held later at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to The Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256; or to The American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, in Don’s memory. Please visit to send condolences to the Russell Family.


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