Frederick R. Russell, age 80, of Tonawanda, died on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at DeGraff Skilled Nursing, after a brief illness. Born in Tonawanda, he was the son of the late John and Fannie (nee Short) Russell and had been a lifelong resident of Tonawanda. A Navy Veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Russell had been employed at Spaulding Fibre before retiring and was an avid hunter, fisherman and sports player. He was the father of the late Jill Cahill, who died in 1998.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan (nee Eberwein) Russell; his son, David J. Russell; his daughter, Debra (William) Jaeger; and four grandchildren, Mallory and Michael Jaeger and Timothy and Mary Cahill. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 PM on Saturday only at the Hamp Funeral Home, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda, where a Memorial Service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday. Friends invited. If desired, memorials to the Family Justice Center of Erie County are preferred by the family.
Complete obituary, condolences, and directions at www.hampfuneral.com.