Charles K. Russell

Born: Sun., Nov. 3, 1929
Died: Wed., Jun. 24, 2020


Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Jun. 27, 2020
Location: Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church


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Charles K. Russell "Chuck" age 90, Murrysville, Pa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the youngest of six children of the late Samuel and Marguerite Russell.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Ruth (Quackenbush) Russell and is the loving father of three children; Stephen (Mary) of Bolivia, NC, Gary (Cindy) of Imperial, PA, and Jennifer (Tony) Billanti  of McMurray, PA.  He loved to regale his pride in his grandchildren to anyone that would listen; Eric Russell, Elizabeth Russell, Emily (Dan) Bennett, Charles (Kimberly) Russell, Laura (Ryan) Squibbs, Erin Golden and Lindsey Golden.  One of his great joys was his great grandchildren, Luke and Grant Bennett.  Chuck served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and worked on jet engine materials research at Wright-Patterson Air Field in Dayton, Ohio.  After receiving his PhD. in Ceramic Engineering at the University of Illinois, he made Pittsburgh his home and had a long career in research at U. S. Steel.  Chuck was a very active member of Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, serving as Elder and Deacon numerous times, as well as other committees.  His family was his greatest love and he spent many happy summer vacations at the Outer Banks, NC with all of them.  Chuck was beloved by his many nieces and nephews across the country.  He and Ruth also loved spending some winter months in Tucson, Arizona especially because they could spend time with their much-loved niece, Gigi and her husband, Pat Carrillo.  A memorial service will be held at Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, Murrysville on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 3:00pm.  Masks and social distancing will be observed.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church.
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Bill & Sharon Vance
   Posted Mon June 29, 2020
Dear family of Chuck Russell,

We learned too late of Chuck's passing to attend services. I worked at the USX Research Lab in Monroeville from 1973 thru 1983 and worked in Chuck's Ceramic Eng. Group. Chuck was a fine person and was a good friend and associate. We often played golf together in the golf league and had many good times.

Sharon and I wish you our blessings,

Bill Vance

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