Russell I. "Russ" Sellers, 87, of Chambersburg, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Manor care. He was born November 13, 1925 in Chambersburg the son of the late Walter B. and Helen (Doctor) Sellers. Russ was a 1943 graduate of Chambersburg High School who served in the U.S. Navy-Air Corp from 1944-1946 as a Radioman. He started Sellers TV and Appliances in 1953 and retired after 30 years in 1983. A long time member of Salem United Brethren Church, he also was a founding member of the HAM Radio Club, the Chambersburg Model Airplane Club, and Chairman of the original Chambersburg Airport Committee. Russ was with Bud Faubel when he landed the first airplane at Chambersburg Airport. Russell was a Captain in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, a member of the local Air Search and Rescue, as well as a member of the American Legion Burt J. Asper Post #46. He loved camping, boating, and fishing and was an avid master gardener. He is survived by his wife Betty A. (Davis) Sellers, four sons: Robert E. (Stephanie),Richard A., Rodney L., (Patricia) and Randal L., (Barb) Sellers; nine grandchildren: Laura, Trevor, Rory, Jamie, Ryan, Jessica, Tyrel, Nolan, Shelby; fourteen great-grand children; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. His daughter, Bonita Kay Holland; sister, Maye Strock; and brother, Elwood Sellers, all preceded him in death. There will be a memorial service held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012 at the William F. Sellers Funeral Home. There will be a visitation at the funeral home two hours prior to the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Military honors provided by the VFW Post 1599. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to LIFE Lutheran Hospice 840 Fifth Avenue Chambersburg or Salem United Brethren Church 4349 Letterkenny Road Chambersburg 17201. Online condolences may be expressed at www.sellersfuneralhome.com
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Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Inc.
297 Philadelphia Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201
Published in Public Opinion on Nov. 19, 2012