ALLIANCE, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Ronald F. Russell, 87 of Alliance passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 26, 2023.

Ron was born in Alliance on Friday, December 20, 1935 the son of the late Herman and Mildred (Murphy) Russell. 

He was a 1954 graduate of Alliance High School and a graduate of Purdue University.

He retired from Paul A. Kintz Construction Co. as Vice President.

Ron was a life member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alliance, life member of K of C Council 558, life member of Alliance BPO Elks Lodge 467 and Past President of the former Alliance Exchange Club.

He enjoyed boating, golfing (hole in one on April 15, 1993 on Hole #12 at Sleepy Hollow CC), and cheering for the Purdue Boilermakers, Wisconsin Badgers, UMU Purple Raiders, Alliance Aviators and Cleveland sports teams.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Sue (Weaver) Russell whom he married on September 9, 1989; sons, Dr. Jeffrey (Vicki) Russell of Madison, Wisconsin and Mitchell (Jennifer) Russell of Evans, Georgia and daughters, Tracy Adams and Susie Russell of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a brother, Jim (Jill) Russell of Wilson, Wyoming.

Besides his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by an infant son, Derrick Lincoln Russell, who passed away in May 1965.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. A time of visitation will be held at the church the hour prior to Mass from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 427 East Broadway, Alliance, OH 44601; Stark County Humane Society, PO Box 7077, Canton, OH 44705 or The Aultman Foundation Attn: Hospice Support, 2600 Sixth Street SW, Canton, OH 44710.

Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, OH 330-938-2526.

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A television tribute will air Monday, August 28 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.