BRUSHTON – John (Jack) C. Russell, 71, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Alice Hyde Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Jack was born October 10, 1940, in Lackawanna, N.Y. to Clarence Kick and Evelyn Poquette. At a very early age, Jack blessed the lives of Vernest and Elizabeth (Wells) Russellby becoming their only child through adoption. Jack attended St. Josephs Academy and was part of the 1958 graduating class. For 33 years Jack was employed by ALCOA, working in various departments. He married Charlotte (Sally) M. Russell, and together they raised six children.
He is survived by his children Jody (Mark) Deuyour of Moira, Barry (Melodye) Russell of Brasher Falls, Todd (Faith) Russell of Brushton, Bradley (Kimberly) Russell of Dickinson, Lance (Darcel) Russell, and Melissa (Richard) Rendle, both of Peasleeville, N.Y. Jack is also survived by his former wife, Charlotte (Sally) M. Russell of Malone, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
His adoptive parents Vernest and Elizabeth Russell, his biological parents Evelyn Poquette and Clarence Kick, and his grandson Nathan Russell predecease Jack.
Jack was a fan of the New York Yankees and was well versed on their history.He was an avid golfer, hunter, and loved other numerous outdoor sports. Jack refereed and umpired many basketball, baseball, and soccer games, both at the high school and college levels.Jack took great pride in being a supporter and a lifetime member of the NRA.
Friends may call at the Flint Funeral Home, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Jacks life will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012at 11 a.m. with Fr. Christopher J. Looby presiding. Burial will commence in St. Marys Cemetery, Brushton, where Jack will be laid to rest.
Due to Jacks devotion to the Catholic Faith, memorial donations in his honor can be made to Catholic Charities, Office of Development, 11th Floor, 101 First Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
Please share a memory or a condolence with the Russell family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com.