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Russell Eugene Gauthier


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Gauthier, Russell Eugene
82, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. He leaves his loving wife of 60 years, Fleurette Gauthier; son Gary and his wife Susanne; his daughter Cheryl and her husband David; five grandchildren, Amy, Jordan, Morgan, Bryce, Brandon; and one great granddaughter Hailey. Russ is proceeded in death by his parents Joseph and Mary; sister Rita and granddaughter Tricia. Russ was born on April 17, 1934 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He attended and graduated from Alvirne High School. Russ served during the Korean War as a staff sergeant for the United States Air Force. Russ was a general contractor and very proud of his business, Canyon Construction Company. Later in his life, Russ's passion for cars lead him to his dream career, where he worked and retired from the sales of Collision Repair Equipment. In his leisure time, Russ enjoyed riding motorcycles and driving his sand rail (which he meticulously and diligently rebuilt), with his friends and family. Russ was a genius with wood working and tools and also had a passion for sports. A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at SS. Simon and Jude Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ followed by a gravesite service at 11:30am at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to , 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 7, 2016
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