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Russell Barrett Smith (1961 - 2014)

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Russell Barrett Smith, 53, of San Francisco, passed away May 12, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. He was born April 16, 1961 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Russell was Senior Class President of the Lodi High School 1979 graduating class. In later life, Russell was an avid world traveler and a wonderful ambassador to the world. Leaving a legacy without even knowing it, he never met a stranger. He loved life and lived it to the fullest, most recently returning from a dream trip to Australia, New Zealand and Dubai. Generous to all he knew, Russell gave all his time, energy and love to his family and friends.
He is survived by his sisters, Janet Recker (John) of Lodi, and twin, Nancy Byde (Kelly) of Clovis, and his beloved nephew and nieces, Matthew Recker, Chelsea Recker, and Alyssa Byde. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Janet Smith.
A Celebration of Russell's Life for all who loved him will be held on Saturday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m. at the Burlingame Lions Club, 990 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, California. Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home and Park are assisting the family with arrangements. Interment will be private. Please sign the online guestbook at
We will miss him until, once again, we share the fruit of the vine . . .
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from June 7 to June 14, 2014
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Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home
831 Industrial Way Lodi, CA 95241
(209) 334-9613
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