June 15, 1950 - March 29, 2017
Rocky River, Ohio | Age 66
RUSSELL A. MINERD, age 66 passed away on March 29, 2017. Beloved son of the late Lillian Minerd (Clark) and Wilbert Minerd. Brother of Nancy Arndt (Alan) and nephew of Clarissa Jarvis. Russ was a 1968 graduate of Fairview High School where he was a member of both marching and concert bands. He was also a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served in Germany and Hawaii between 1968 and 1972. After the service Russ became a truck driver and was a member of local #407. When he retired Russ got involved with several of the movie production companies that were filming in Cleveland (Welcome to Collinwood, Antwone Fisher, and American Splendor). He had a passion for taking photographs and love for animals. Russ was a handy man at the apartment complex where he lived for the past 20 years doing whatever needed to make the tenants stay happy. He will be missed by all who knew him! Memorials may be forwarded to The Cleveland Animal Protective League, 1729 Willey Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113 or any other animal rescue of your choice. Private family services were held. Cremation by Busch Crematory.