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Harold L. Russell

Harold Leon Russell, 87, went home to be with the Lord on December 15, 2020. He was born April 4, 1933 in Cherry Tree, PA to the late Clair and Sidera Russell. Harold came to live in Akron in 1956 and retired from Bank One after 37 years of service. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Harold was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Edward, Robert and James; sisters, Imogene Pennington and Helen McIlwain.

He is survived by his loving wife, Maryann Sinclair, whom he married on January 17, 1953; children, Thomas Leon Russell, Ronald Lee (LaDonna) Russell, Deborah Ann (Mike) Graves; grandchildren, Joshua Russell, Lindsay (Jesse) Miller, T.J. Russell, Jessica Russell, Lucas (Rylie) Russell, Aaron Graves (Heaven Rios) and Jenna Graves; great-grandchildren, Travis Russell, Jada McMillan, Colton, Presley, Malia Miller, Nova Russell, Kali, Mila and Ezra Graves; and sister, Sara Ganoe.

Private graveside services to be held at East Liberty Cemetery. 

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I was saddened to learn of Harold's passing. Though it has been years since I have seen him, he was often in my thoughts, especially when we had the Firestone Bank reunions. My memories of our banking days are favorably held of Harold's caring leadership of his employees and their caring in return of him. I also always appreciated Harold's family values, and seeing the surviving family, know his retirement years were filled with memorable love and good times that will live on with his family. Maryann, I hope you are well!

Paul Greig Jan 2 2021 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Harold L. Russell, give you peace, comfort and strength

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .

US Army Veteran, Harold L. Russell, is A True American Hero God Bless

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM