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Richard Brannon Russell

Richard Brannon RussellRichard Brannon Russell, 63, former Vietnam Paratrooper took his final jump Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.

Born Oct. 7, 1946, in Weirton, WV, he was a son of the late Herbert and Winifred (Brown) Russell.  Richard was a Wadsworth resident since 1975.

Richard met his wife of 43 years, Margaret Ann Lewis, in Carroll County.  He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, the American Legion and the B&W Boilermakers local 900, where he retired from after 29 loyal years.  He also expanded his work experience to Buehler's Bakery and Michael Day Plastics Co.  He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and staying home surrounded by his family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann; children, Shirley Lewis, Richard
Russell (Karen), Robert Russell (Laura), and Mary Porter (Matthew) and

grandchildren, Zachary, Noah, and Chloe Porter; Brannon and Blake Russell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Russell.  Funeral services were held Nov. 24 at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home in Wadsworth Burial was in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  Special thanks to Regency Hospital for their care.   Memorial donations may be made to Margaret Russell to help with medical expenses.  To view the obituary online, visit www.HilliardRospert.com.


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