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David Calvin Russell

July 6, 1955 ~ October 15, 2019 (age 64)



David Calvin Russell of Niles passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 1:54 p.m. in Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was 64.

David was born on July 6, 1955 in Warren, the son of the late David James and Dorthy Dix Russell.

He was a 1973 graduate of Niles McKinley High School. Mr. Russell retired from the Shipping and Receiving Department of Western Reserve Metals in Masury after more than 20 years of employment.

Mr. Russell was of Christian faith. He loved being in the outdoors whether it was spending time at his favorite fishing spot to being in the woods hunting.  He was an avid Ohio sports fan, especially the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeye’s. David always told stories of his red Chevelle SS that he had years ago. Most importantly he cherished the memories he made and time he spent with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

David is survived by his wife, Gail Young Russell whom he married March 4, 1978; a son, David John Russell and his fiancé Cassandra Callihan of Niles; a daughter, Jessica Russell of Niles; 3 sisters, Dotty Russell, Darla Tabor, and Debbie Russell-Greto all of Florida; 8 grandchildren, David James Russell, Kennedy Russell, Skylar Cain, Tylar Cain, Dakota Russell, Spencer Russell, Zander Russell, and Cassidy Russell. In addition, David is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, in-laws, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the American Legion 1029 N Main St; Niles, Ohio 44446. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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Celebration of Life
November 2, 2019

2:00 PM
American Legion
1029 N. Main St.
Niles, OH 44446

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