John H. Russell, II
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AGE: 81 • Mt. Pleasant, SC
John H. Russell, II, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. He was born to the late John and Mary Russell, November 22, 1932 in Charleston, SC. John graduated from Burke High School in 1950, received a BA in Industrial Education from South Carolina State College in 1956, and a MA degree in Industrial Arts in 1960. He married the late Daisy Cooper in 1956, and they lived together in South River. John was an Industrial Arts Teacher in the South River School System. In addition to being an educator, John held various civic posts such as: Program Director for CETA, Director of Welfare for the borough of South River, and President of the Middlesex County Education Association. John retired from teaching in 1988 and returned home to South Carolina in 1991, where he continued his tradition of community service.
John married the late Mary Boston Snipes in 1999. John is survived by his son, John H. Russell III and his wife Nona of Harrogate, England; and two grandsons, John IV, of London England and Wilfred of Tucson, AZ.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM in the Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Interment will follow at Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday 5-9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the South River Food Bank, 48 Washington Street, South River, NJ 08882. For information, directions or to send condolences to family, visit www.rezemfh.com
Published in Home News Tribune on Feb. 12, 2014
Rezem Funeral Home
457 Cranbury Rd East Brunswick, NJ 08816