John Russell
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Sunday
31
March

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Marine Park Funeral Home
3024 Quentin Road
Brooklyn, New York, United States
718-339-8900
Monday
1
April

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am
Monday, April 1, 2019
St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church, Brooklyn, NY
1550 Hendrickson Street
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Committal Service

Long Island National Cemetery
2040 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, New York, United States

Obituary of John Russell

John Russell was born in Detroit Michigan on January 7, 1923. He graduated from Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, PA and settled afterwards in the New York City area. John was a 53-year Brooklyn resident. Beloved husband
of Frances Lagattuta Russell (married 1964). Loving father of Andrew & Michael (daughter-in-law Dana).
Grandfather of Bonnie. Great grandfather of JJ. WWII US Army veteran. Served in Italy & different parts
of Europe. 30 year career in the US postal service.


A great sports fan, John attended hundreds of games every year from the 1946 World Series until a
2008 stroke slowed him down. His favorite teams were the Mets, Yankees, Knicks & St. Francis Brooklyn
college basketball. He loved out of town golf trips with family. A people person, he loved to tell war
stories . Also an avid reader, John amassed a massive book collection.


The visitation will be held at Marine Park Funeral Home on Sunday, March 31 from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church on Monday April 1, 2019 at 10:30 AM - the family will be meeting at the funeral home at 9:00 AM. The Committal Service will be held at Long Island National Cemetery.

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