James M. Russell
1938 - 2016
AGE: 78 • Millsboro
James M. Russell, age 78 of Millsboro, DE formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, DE.
Mr. Russell was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 7, 1938 son of the late Ivar J. and Annette Troendle Russell. He was a graduate of the Jules E. Mastbaum High School in Philadelphia, PA. Jim also proudly served his country in the United States Air Force after the Korean conflict.
Jim retired in the early 1990's from Nabisco/Kraft Foods in Philadelphia before moving to Delaware in 1994 and was a member of the AMVETS Post 2 in Millsboro.
He is survived by his loving companion of 40 years, Ann M. Johnson; 7 stepchildren, Nancy (Gary) Petitt of Townsend, DE, Millard Johnson, Linda Dando and Lloyd (Donna) Johnson all of Feasterville, PA, Kathy (Lee) Congdon of Jamison, PA, John (Anne) Johnson of Columbus, OH and Tim (Barbara) Johnson of Bensalem, PA. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley (Robert) Carroll of Cedar Grove, NC and their daughter, Melissa McCollick of Hillsborough, NC; 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Jim's name to the National Kidney Foundation by visiting www.kidney.org
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com
Published in The News Journal on Oct. 16, 2016