The lights dimmed a little today, December 13, 2017 as Edward J. "Ed" Russ, age 93, of Addison, NY passed away.
Ed was born on August 31, 1924 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late John and the late Frances (Middaugh) Russ. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II from 1943 to 1945. He married Ruth Trickett on March 20, 1948. She predeceased him on December 19, 2000. He was employed as an electrical foreman for Dresser-Rand in Painted Post retiring in 1985 with over 35 years of service.
Ed spent his career working as an electrician – often doing jobs alongside his son. In his free time he enjoyed fishing and an occasional cold glass of beer.
He is survived by his son, John (Mary) Russ of Addison, NY; daughter, Mary (Jeff) Chase of North Charleston, SC; grandchildren: Brian (Holly) Russ of Valdese, NC, Michael (Mariah) Russ of Tully, NY, John (Christine) Chase of SC, Patricia Chase of SC; and 11 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Ed was predeceased by his brother Robert Lee Russ.
Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY, followed by full military honors. Burial will take place in the family plot in Addison Rural Cemetery.