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Russell Edward McCreery

McCreery, Russell Edward Lt.Col. USMC OCEANSIDE-- Russell McCreery passed away peacefully on January 24, 2013, in Oceanside, CA. He was born December 2, 1918, and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. He married Genevieve Dassing on September 30, 1944. She preceded him in death in February 2011. Russ enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1938 and retired at MCRD San Diego in 1967. He was active in many service organizations which include the Exchange Club, Armed Services YMCA, and the Navy League. Above all, Russ was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather. He is survived by his daughter Catherine Green, sons Thomas and Robert, seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Vista at 10:00 a.m. on March 15th with inurnment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the San Diego Armed Services YMCA or the National Exchange Club Foundation. www.merkleymitchell mortuarysd.com


Published in U-T San Diego on Mar. 10, 2013
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