Duff, Russell Gene
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75, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on February 16, 2014. Russ died peacefully in his sleep after a two year battle with cancer. Russ was a graduate from West Phoenix High School and Arizona State University and served in the Air Force. Russ worked in Display Advertising for the Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette for 30 years. Russ served as the President of the International Newspaper Association (NACON), president of Creighton Little League and as the Chairman of the board for his sons' local Boy Scouts of America troop. He was also instrumental in starting a girls' softball league. Russ is survived by his
son Michael (Doreen) Duff, son Steven (Karen) Duff, daughter Melinda (Phil) Johnson and five grandchildren: Tyler, Randy, Danielle, P.J. and Cameron. At his request, there will be no formal services.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 19, 2014