LOWVILLE, NY — James A. Russell Jr., 78, of East State Street, Lowville, passed away Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.
In keeping with James’ wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Lowville Rural Cemetery with Rev. James Jenkins officiating.
Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home Inc., Lowville.
Born March 28, 1940 in New Haven, Connecticut, a son of the late James A. Sr. and Leila Devine Russell, he graduated from Lowville Academy in 1958 .
Marriages to Patricia Robbins and Sarah Brinkerhoff ended in divorce.
Jim worked various jobs before going to work for Law Brothers as a painter for many years.
He enjoyed fishing, painting, and playing cards. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his children; Julie and Tony Beyer of Lowville, James P. Russell of Alexandria Bay, Lisa and Michael Bush of Beaver Falls, Steven and Elisabeth Russell of Leander, TX; his siblings, Joyce Cabral of Utica, Edward Russell of Lowville, Olive Champigney of Lowville, Rosiland Delles of Lowville, George Russell of Lowville, Joan and Michael Lawson of Enfield, CT; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother, Jay Russell, and a sister, Mildred Russell.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lowville Free Library 5387 Dayan St. Lowville, NY 13367.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.