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Harper, Russell J.
Russell Joseph Harper, 94, of Scottsdale, AZ went to heaven on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Brookdale of North Glendale, Glendale, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond J. Harper and Ella F. Harper (Oesterreich). Mr. Harper is survived by his beloved wife, Elia Harper (Crisorio), daughter Penelope (Penny) Campana (Richard), son Ronald Harper (Tina), six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and brother, William (Luann) Harper. He is preceded in death by his brothers Raymond, Robert and sister Loretta Thompson. Mr. Harper was a WWII, US Army Veteran in the Pacific and a 37-year veteran and a Chicago Fire Dept. captain. In his career he distinguished himself for bravery and received the prestigious Chicago Fire Dept. Carter H. Harrison Award for Meritorious Service. Visitation will be 5 to 8 pm Friday, February 19, 2016 at Hansen Desert Hills, 6500 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Funeral Mass will be 12:30 pm Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 11300 N. 64th St. Scottsdale, Arizona 85254. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the at Alz.org. Online condolences may be made at www.hansenmortuary.com
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 19, 2016
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