William A. Russell, 85 of Monaca passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Heritage Valley, Beaver.
Born in Ambridge, he was a son of the late David A. and Mary ‘Lydia’ Flook Russell. Mr. Russell was a retiree of the carton shop of Phoenix Glass Company, Monaca. He was a diehard Pittsburgh Pirates fan, a member of the former Croatian Club, Monaca and enjoyed bowling.
He leaves his wife of 55 years, Ethel M. Istzanic Russell, three children: Cynthia (John) Wilson, John Russell and Debra Russell. Two grandchildren, Jordyn and Bryce Hunt. Six siblings: Mary Ann ‘Sis’ Putt, Douglas Russell, Gail Lyon, Jim Russell, Martha Russell and Helen Chop. Three sisters in law, Jane Russell, Laura Russell and Cathy (William) Headland and a brother in law, Ivan ‘Jackie’ Istvanic. He also leaves his beloved canine companion, Simba.
He was preceded in death by his parents and ten siblings: Keith, Glenn, infant Jackie, David Robert ‘Bob’, Andrew ’Sonny’, Dale and Ronald Russell, Rosalyn Lambert, Patricia Stempkowski, and Betty Grace Meeker.
Friends will be received on Thursday, July 29th from 3 – 7 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca.
To share online condolences, light a memorial candle, add photos, and other information, please visit his permanent memorial at simpsonfuneralhome.com.