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David Howick Russell
David Howick Russell, age 79 of Redding passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was the husband of Laura Roten Russell. Born in Des Moines, Iowa he was the son of the late Charles M. Russell and Imogene H. Russell.
David was raised in Chicago, Illinois, but spent many summers with relatives on their farms in Iowa. He received a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Mechanics degree from the University of Illinois in 1963 and began his working career with the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, moved to Connecticut to work for Sikorsky Aircraft and retired in 2007 after selling his transmission business.
He had many varied interests including tennis, swimming, flying, soaring, photography, making videos, listening to jazz and Frank Sinatra.
In addition to his beloved wife Laura of 43 years,he is survived by his son, John R. Russell of Redding, his daughter, Joan H. Russell-Kelly and her wife Elizabeth of Beacon, NY as well as his grandson Liam P. Russell-Kelly. In addition to his parents his brother, Charles B. Russell, recently predeceased him.
A Memorial Service in Celebration and Thanksgiving for his life will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church Parish, 184 Cross Highway, Redding with Rev. Alon White officiating. There will be no prior calling hours and interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to TISH MS Research Center, 521 W. 57th St., 4th floor, NY, NY 10019 or the Christ Church Memorial Garden Fund, P.O. Box 54, Redding Ridge, CT 06876.
To offer online condolences please visit www.boutonfuneralhome.com
Published in News Times on May 15, 2019
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