The Life of Carl F Russell
CARL FREDERICK RUSSELL AUSTINTOWN – Carl Frederick Russell, 84, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Born Jan. 6, 1933, in Youngstown, he was the son of Charles F. and Beatrice N. (Pershing) Russell. He was a lifelong resident of Austintown, graduating from Fitch High School in 1951. He married his high school sweetheart, Janet DeHoff, on July 28, 1956. Carl worked for Mahoning County Engineering for 42 years as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1995. He attended the Wedgewood Park Evangelical Church, where he served as a trustee and groundskeeper, where he spent countless hours devoting his time. After retiring, he and Janet spent each winter in Florida where they enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Carl also enjoyed traveling, camping, bowling, playing cards, classic cars, horseshoes, and spending time with the family and his grandkids. Survivors include his children, James (Sue) Russell, Cyndi (Bernie) Grilli, and Larry Russell; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two more arriving in February; a sister, Ruth Mechling; as well as many other friends and neighbors. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet (DeHoff), who died in September of 2009; and two brothers, Harry and Jack Russell. Friends will be received at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m., where services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Jim Hansen and the Rev. Andrew Carr officiating. Burial will take place at Green Haven Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Briarfield Manor, the Inn at Christine Valley, and Hospice House for all their kindness and support.