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Russell F. Huther, Jr., age 45, of Town of Westmoreland, passed away February 17, 2014, at Rome Memorial Hospital, after an accidental fall. He was born November 7, 1968, in the Town of New Hartford, the son of Russell F., Sr., and Roseanna DeBlois Huther, and graduated from Utica Free Academy. Russell was united in marriage to the former Joann Coleman on July 22, 2000, in Historic Old St. John's Church in Utica. He was employed as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Utica. Russell proudly served and retired from the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Church of the Annunciation in Clark Mills, Parkhurst Post 1448, American Legion in Oriskany, Stanwix Veterans and Men's Club, New Hartford Elks Club, and the Vice President of the National Association of Letter Carriers #375. Russell was an active outdoor sportsman who loved duck hunting and fishing. He was a true and avid fan of Syracuse University sports. He was a fantastic, loving and caring husband, father and friend who was loved by everyone who had the good fortune and privilege of knowing him. Russell will be greatly missed. Russell is survived by his loving wife, Joann; children, Taylor Lyn, Eddrie and Charles; parents, Russell F., Sr., and Roseanna Huther; sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and John Cashel, of Canastota; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Francis and Carole Coleman, of Sylvan Beach; grandmother, Anna DeBlois, of Canastota; sisters and brothers, including a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Cole and Cindy Coleman, of Massena; and a special friend, Albert Mieskel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Annunciation in Clark Mills. Burial with full military honors will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street, Rome, Friday, 5 to 8 PM. Memorial contributions to a trust fund for Russell's children may be made in care of Cole Coleman, 48 Nightengale Avenue, Massena, New York 13662. Please offer online tributes or light a candle at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Feb. 19, 2014
Barry Funeral Home
807 W Chestnut St Rome, NY 13440