Carter, H. Russell 79, died on January 19, 2013. He was born in Saint Louis on Feb. 12, 1933. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1955. He served in the Navy in the Panama Canal Zone from 1955 to 57. He did graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught and directed theatre in Nevada, MO until 1961 and in Jamesville, WI until 1989. He was founding president of the Wisconsin Secondary School Theatre Assn. and Wisconsin State Director of The International Thespian Society. He won the Andrew Weaver Award for outstanding service in Secondary School Theatre. He had an article published in DRAMATICS MAGAZINE in 1975. He retired and returned to Saint Louis in 1990. Russ was a supporter and volunteer for the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, he gave a gift to the orchestra of a portrait of Vladimir Golschmann, who was music director from 1931 to 1958. Russ was a member of several civic organizations. He was actively involved in promoting the restoration of Kiel Opera House. He is survived by brother, Dale Carter, Seattle; cousins in California and Saint Louis, and close friends, Jeff and Tracy Kellerman. Services: Visitation 10 am-12 noon, Saturday, Jan. 26 followed by 12:15 funeral service at at BOPP Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Interment Valhalla Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra or the Humane Society.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2013