Russell A. Bahler, 80, of South Windsor and East Lyme (Giants Neck), passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family.
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Russell was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Rockville, the son of the late Adolph and Ida (Zahner) Bahler. He lived in West Hartford before moving to South Windsor in 1946. He was a 1950 graduate of Ellsworth Memorial High School in South Windsor, and he served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was a carpenter working in both construction and home building. Russell enjoyed woodworking and carving as a hobby. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Ellington.
He is survived by his sisters, Eunice, Marjorie, and Marilyn Bahler, and his sister-in-law, Maxine Bahler, all of South Windsor. He also leaves a niece, Sara (Bahler) Grasso and her husband, Keven, of South Windsor; four nephews, Lloyd Bahler and his wife, Jayne, Philip Bahler and his wife, Michelle, all of Tolland, Steven Bahler and his wife, Lori, and Thomas Bahler and his wife, LaNae, all of Ellington; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and one great-great-nephew, who were all very special to him. In addition to his parents, Russell was predeceased by a sister, Doris Bahler, and a brother, R. Lee Bahler.
His family will receive friends for calling hours on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church, 34 Middle Butcher Road, Ellington.
Funeral services will be held at the Apostolic Christian Church on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Ellington Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Apostolic Christian Church, 34 Middle Butcher Road, Ellington, CT 06029; or to the Connecticut Services for the Blind (BESB), 184 Windsor Ave., Windsor, CT 06095.
Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home in Vernon is caring for the arrangements.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3, 2012