LOWVILLE, NY — Edward M. Russell, 80, Lowville, died Saturday evening, July 31, 2021, at the Syracuse VA Medical Center where he was a patient for one week.
Edward was born on April 25, 1941, in New Haven, CT, the son of the late James A. and Leila M. (Devine) Russell Sr. He attended Lowville Academy and then served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. He worked at Griffiths Air Force Base in Rome and also at Fort Drum for many years. His final employment was with Snowbelt Housing in Lowville.
Edward loved people and could often be found sitting on his porch. He enjoyed playing bingo and taking trips to Turning Stone Casino.
He was a member of the American Legion Post # 162 of Lowville.
He is survived by four sisters, Joyce Cabral of Utica, Olive Champigney and Rosalind Delles, both of Lowville, and Joan (Michael) Lawson of Cape Coral, FL; a brother, George Russell, Lowville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Mildred Russell and two brothers, Jay and James A. Russell Jr.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lowville with Rev. Deepak Baru officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post # 162 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be made at www.sundquistfh.com.