PORT ALLEGANY - Gary Lee Russell, 62, of Smethport, died Monday (Jan. 13, 2014) in Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.
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He was born Aug. 26, 1951, in Port Allegany, a son of Nelson and Norma June Austin Russell.
Mr. Russell was a 1970 graduate of Bradford High School. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving during Vietnam from 1971 to 1974. Gary had worked for the Maryland Department of Transportation.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Robin (Dan) Coman of Annapolis, Md.; a brother, Barry A. (Olga) Russell of Churchton, Md.; and several nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Nelson, on May 10, 2011.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. James Kazimer, pastor of the First Church of God of Eldred, officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley. Military honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sena-Kean Manor Activities Department, 17083 Route 6, Smethport, PA 16749; or a
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Port Allegany.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 North Main Street Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21, 2014