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Bon A. Russell

Obituary for Bon A. Russell

April 8, 1924 - October 31, 2018
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 94

Loving Husband, Father, Friend


Bon A. Russell, 94, of Avon Lake, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018. He was born April 8, 1924 in Findlay, OH to parents Robert R. and Ruth L. (nee Vermilya) Russell.
Bon served in the United States Navy as a Radio Operator Instructor during World War II. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University and Bowling Green University and spent most of his career as principal for both Learwood and Troy Jr. High Schools in Avon Lake. Bon was instrumental in the development of a humanities program which enriched the cultural education of the students that he cared for deeply.
Bon was a lifetime charter member of the NorthCoast Rotary, and a member of the Al Koran Shriners, where he enjoyed being involved in their Fire Brigade. He and his wife became members of the Lakeshore United Methodist Church soon after its inception in 1956. Among his many talents, he was a chalk artist and loved woodworking.
He is survived by his children Rebecca Russell of Avon Lake and Steven Russell (Joe Pisano) of Matawan, NJ.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Virginia (nee Beck) (2011), parents Robert R. and Ruth L. Russell and his brother Robert W. Russell (2000).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the NorthCoast Rotary, P.O. Box 212, Avon Lake, OH 44012 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095
Friends may call Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 3:00pm - 7:00pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 163 AVON BELDEN RD., AVON LAKE, OH. Services will be held Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:00am at Lakeshore United Methodist Church, 33119 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH Burial to follow at 3:00pm at Zion Bloom Cemetery, 15160 County Rd 197, Mt Blanchard, Oh 45867. 440-933-3202.

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    Avon Lake , OH 44012

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