Robert Earl Russell Sr.

Lemon Grove, California


Lemon Grove, California


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Robert Earl Russell, Sr. September 26, 1931 - August 14, 2018 LEMON GROVE Bob lived a full life as a son, father, husband, teacher, and activist against injustice.He was a joyful husband and a friend to many.He is survived by his wife, Catherine (the Cat in BobCat); his sons, Robert E. Russell,...

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It was a pleasure to know Mr. Russell. I was a student in his American Government class in 1969 during my senior year at SDHS. He was such an inspiring teacher and I will always remember him saying "Nothing beats a try but a failure". He was kind, understanding, and enlightening. A true proponent for social justice and racial equality. I will miss him.

Bob was such an influence in my life.. He was my instructor at Mesa College the summer of 1974 when the whole Watergate episode was coming to an end. He predicted that Nixon would resign. as others have said his class was not only a wonderful learning time but so much fun!!!I had the pleasure of knowing he , Kathy and Doug through Nicolosi's Rest. for so many years after. God Bless you Kathy and Doug!!!

Mr. Russell helped shape my political view of the world through his teaching in American Government my senior year. I always admired him, as he was a great teacher and fine man. My heartfelt condolences to his family on their loss.

At the Hoku awards Honolulu with son Dave '07

Mr. Russell was the most articulate teacher I had at SDHS. i wish I knew more about his background and education, he certainly added to mine.

William Franklin

Your were a delight every time you came into Friday's. I enjoyed talking to you and Cat. Rest well in eternal life. You will be greatly missed.
Love always,
Candace and family

Mr. Russell was my first teacher at SDHS during the summer of 1964 and I absolutely adored him with his easy going manner, beautiful eyes and smile. He made learning enjoyable and he set the tone for a wonderful high school experience.

May you find comfort in knowing how loved he was by his students and that he's now with our Lord.

Kathy Krane, class of '67

Love & Miss you Dad!