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John Lawrence Russell

Obituary for John Lawrence Russell

February 12, 1933 - February 6, 2020
Middleburg Heights, Ohio | Age 86

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather


John Lawrence Russell, age 86, of Middleburg Heights. Beloved husband of 61 years of the late Ruth Eleanor Russell (nee Pfaff) who passed away in June 2017. Devoted father of Karen Meder Holland (Arnold Meder, deceased), Mark Russell (Stephanie) and Robin Mager; loving grandfather of Kurt (Amanda), Kimberly, Brittany, Erika, Krista, Kate, Melissa, Ryan, Madison, and Carson; great-grandfather of Ana, Joey, Jakob, & Luke; dearest brother of the late Rev. William and Thomas; Cherished uncle and friends of many. John was a U.S. Army veteran, and an Insurance Agent with ANPAC for 47 years. He passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Parma Heights Baptist Church, 8971 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma Heights, Ohio 44130. Funeral service at Parma Heights Baptist Church on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11am where the family will receive friends from 10am until the time of the service at 11am. Interment with U.S. Army honors will follow at 10am on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio. The family will receive friends at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Sunday, February 16, 2020. 440-842-7800

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  • Parma Heights Baptist Church
    8971 W. Ridgewood Dr
    Parma Heights, OH 44130

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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
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