The Obit For Clarence Russell

Clarence J. "Rip " Russell

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on 6/11/2009

RUSSELL, CLARENCE J. "RIP ", age 86 peacefully passed away Monday June 8th 2009.

Known as Fance for his fancy skating while playing hockey and as Rip to his many friends for his hitting in professional baseball; he was a man of many talents and interest and felt his greatest blessing was his family.

LT.Col Russell retired to Longwood after serving 27 years in the US Air Force, then had another career as a security officer at UCF for 10 years.

He and his wife Lib married 65 years where members of Rolling Hills Golf Club.

Preceded in death by his granddaughter Mandy and survived by his wife Elizabeth "Lib", son Tom and wife Linda of Hilton Head SC, son Rob and wife Kym of Naperville, IL, son Ron and wife Debbie of Altamonte Springs, FL, grandchildren Michelle, Liz, T.J., Ryan, Tory, great grandchildren Tommy, Briggs, Carly, Tyler, Drake.

You will be missed PaPa.

Services will be held Saturday June 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 7520 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer`s Association Research 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601.