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HUNTLEY - John Russell "Russ" Woodside, 76, died peacefully June 7, 2021. Funeral services for Russ are private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Grafton Food Pantry. Russ was born September 7, 1944, in Pittsburgh, PA the son of John and Eleanor Woodside. On September 12, 1970, he married Joanne D. "Jody" Sadler. Russ worked as a ceramic/mechanical engineer and since 2007 he has worked as the Maintenance Supervisor of Sun City, Huntley. Earlier in his life he was very passionate and involved in the Shaler School Board Pittsburgh, PA. Russ stayed busy by working. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Russ was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; his daughter, Amy (Brad) Wackerlin and son, Joshua Woodside; by his 3 grandchildren, Jolie, Connor, and Cooper; by his sister, Janelle (Jonathan) Sartell; and a sister-in-law, Jane (Benjamin) Carnovale. He was preceded in death by his parents. For further information, please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to

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Published in Daily Herald on Jun. 10, 2021.
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June 10, 2021
Jody and family,
So sorry for your loss. Russ was a good friend for many years.
Art and Sue Hosey
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