Silver Springs - Joseph L. Russ 78, Silver Springs, Florida passed away March 2, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Russ was born in Westlawn, Pennsylvania. He was a self-employed owner/installer of a security business. A member of the United States Army and also a Baptist by faith and belonged to the Ocala Springs Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Fay H. of Silver Springs, three children: Jeanette M. Colon of St. Augustine, Florida; Joseph K Russ of Georgia; Denise L Merchant of Ocala. He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren. His sister, Marylin Porter of Naples and brother; Kenneth Gehret of Pennsylvania.
A memorial service will be held on March 16, 2013 at 3:00 at Ocala Springs Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either Ocala Springs Baptist Church or Hospice.

Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2013