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Russell Gene Welch
September 10, 1939 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
Russell G. Welch, 84, passed away on November 16, 2023.
Russ was born on September 10, 1939 in Shakopee, MN to the late Russell & Harriet Welch. He was a 1958 graduate of Garfield High School and served his country as a member of the US Navy from 1959-1963. Russ worked in the vending industry as a mechanic for over 40 years. He volunteered for many years as the equipment manager for the Firestone Park Pee-Wee Rams. Russ was an avid bowler, woodworker, and fisherman.
In addition to his parents Russ was preceded in death by his wife Sandra and his great-granddaughter Eleanor Marie Elsass. He is survived by his children Chris (Frank) Tilenni, Susan Welch, Stephen Welch, Dave (Cris) Welch; brother Terry Deusterman; grandchildren Michael (Shanel) Tilenni, David (Savanah) Welch, Melissa (Keith) Elsass, Cameron (Sierra) Welch; great-grandchildren Jackson, Leighton, Juniper, Henry, & Dawson.
A funeral service will take place on Monday, November 27, at 1:00 pm, with family receiving friends beginning at 12 pm at the Anthony Funeral Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main St. in Akron. Interment with military honors will follow at Hillside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Russell's memory to the Firestone Park VFW Post 3383 690 Waterloo Rd. Akron, OH 44314. (Anthony, www.anthonyfh.com, AKRON)