Russell Arthur Mackowski

  • Born: August 16, 1949
  • Died: February 12, 2019
  • Location: Parma Heights, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
Tel. (440) 842-7800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather

Russell Arthur Mackowski, beloved husband of Nancy (nee Webster), dear father of Russell J. Mackowski and Steven W. Mackowski (Krystin), grandfather of Declan and Callum, brother of Joanne McMahan and the late Anne Marie Binder, and loving uncle of many. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Eileen (Toseland) Mackowski.

Russell graduated from Lincoln High School in 1968. He was a proud member of the US Army, serving in the Vietnam War in 1969-1970. He was married to his loving wife Nancy for 42 years. He retired from Ferry Cap & Set Screw Company after 36 years of service.

Russell was a huge Cleveland sports fan and was happy to see the Cavaliers win a championship. He never missed a Browns game and attended many Indians games over the years.

Russell was an amazing person with a heart of gold who was loved by his family and many friends. He will be dearly missed.

Friends may call at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE ROAD, PARMA on Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 2pm-6pm. A prayer service will be held the following day, Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10:15am at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at ST. CHARLES CHURCH, 5891 RIDGE ROAD, PARMA, OH 44129. Burial will be held at The Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 RAWIGA ROAD, SEVILLE, OH, 44273, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10am. 440-842-7800


Condolence & Memory Journal

To Russ and the entire Mackowski family: My wife and I send our deepest condolences to all of you. May you lean on each other for strength, love, peace, and comfort during this difficult time.

- Love Mark and Kristin Lacki, Avon Lake

Posted by Mark Lacki - Avon Lake, OH - Coworker   February 22, 2019


To Russ, your Mom & the entire family, my deepest condolences in your time of bereavement. You're in my thoughts & prayers, in your time of sorrow. May you find strength in each other, during this emotional time. Take good care. God bless.

Posted by JoAnne Artates - Cleveland, OH   February 20, 2019

To the Mackowski family, I pray strength, peace, and comfort will find you during this very difficult transition in your lives. Nothing will ever be the same again, and losses like this take time to get through. Take the time and grieve when you feel like it, support one another, and remember the good times.
Kathryn R. Young

Posted by Kathryn Young - Garfield Heights, OH   February 18, 2019

I loved to hear his stories and feel his spiritual dedication on Tuesdays. He will be missed but I know he's welcomed kindly into Heaven!!!

Posted by Laura Govang - Seven hills, OH   February 17, 2019

Our sincerest sympathies to Nancy, Russ Jr., Steven and Joanne...he is Greatly loved and will surely be missed. May The LORD be your source of comfort, strength, and peace in this difficult time--Psalm 46-10.

Cousin Pete and Diane

Posted by Pete Mackowski - Kathleen, GA   February 16, 2019

My deepest sympathy goes to the
Mackowski family and friends, I'm very sorry for your loss. May the loving God of all comfort and hope, give you the needed comfort during this time of sadness. Psalms 94:19


Posted by Tiffaney G - OH   February 15, 2019

Deepest Sympathies to the Mackowski family. Russ was so kind with a heart of gold who loved his family dearly. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and Prayers.

Posted by Tammy Webster - Strongsville, OH   February 15, 2019

Nancy, Russ Jr, Stephen - My deepest sympathies to you. I know how much Russ was loved and will be missed. Sending hugs and prayers.

Posted by Tammy Webster    February 15, 2019

For Russ, god bless you all our love and thoughts are with you. We shall never forget you. All our love Jenny, Robin, Mick, Paul @ Neil

Posted by Jenny Street & Family - Bedford Beds Great Britain   February 15, 2019

Dear Nancy, Joanne, Eric and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Posted by Mary and Tony Swit - Cleveland   February 14, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Doug and Karen McCaslin - Wakeman, OH   February 14, 2019

My sympathy and prayers go out to the Makowski Family in their time of sorrow.

I do know that you and the boys did a great job of loving him through it .Here is a link to Martina McBride song I'M gonna love you through it .

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2019

My deepest condolences Russ and Family, may Gods grace be with you all during this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Cat

Posted by Cat Miliacci - Northfeld, OH   February 14, 2019

Rusty, what a fun loving, happy go lucky guy. My prayers and condolences go out to all his family, may God bless you all! Wes Merritt

Posted by Wes Merritt - Mt Vernon, OH   February 13, 2019

Posted by Ken Merritt    February 13, 2019

If anyone asked me who my best friend was, I wouldn't hesitate to say it was my dad. He was an amazing man. He was very intelligent, funny, and would do anything for you. We would go see movies or go hiking in the park. I'm happy that we were able to spend a lot of time together and that he knew how much I cared for him, because I know how much he cared for me.

Unfortunately, my father was diagnosed with Stage IV small cell lung cancer in the summer of 2018. He wanted to live and did everything the doctors told him to. He fought so hard. I will NEVER say he lost the fight, but unfortunately, he passed away yesterday, 2/12/19, with my mom and his sister at his side.

Dad, I will never forget you and I miss you so much. I love you.

Posted by Russell J Mackowski - Parma Hts, OH   February 13, 2019

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Nancy and Family, our sincere and deepest condolences to all of you.
We have known Russ(Fake) for many years and he will surely be missed.
Praying for strength for all of you through this difficult time. May he rest in eternal peace and we hope you have comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain.
Much love,
Mary Jane and Lenny Pepera

Punta Gorda, Florida

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2019

JoAnne, Eric and family we're so sorry for your loss. Russ was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.

Posted by Janet & Michael Wangler - Lakewood, OH   February 13, 2019

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