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Robert Russell

March 2, 1947 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 74)

Obituary

Robert Roy Russell Jr. died on September 28, 2021 in Hudson, Florida.
Born on March 2, 1947 in Mount Vernon, NY, Bob was the oldest of five
children. Son to Robert Roy Russell Sr. and Jean Marie Perry, Bob and his
siblings were raised by their father and step-mother Josephine (Costello)
Russell. Bob is survived by the love of his life and soulmate Jacqueline
(Cronin/Welsh) Russell; his brother John, his brother Kevin & sister-in-law
Patti, and his brother-in-Law John Falotico. A proud parent and
grandparent, Bob was blessed with a large family: Robert Roy Russell III,
his wife Jessica, & their son Robert, JT Welsh & his children Sean, Logan, &
Jessica; Jeanette Welsh and her partner Mark Jennings, Anastasia (Welsh)
Clohessy, John Clohessy and their daughter Emma; Kevin Welsh, his wife
Nadia, & their sons Sami & Ryan.
Bob’s late siblings include Michael Russell and Jeanmarie (Russell) Falotico.
Bob’s professional life always centered around helping others and he
enjoyed careers in the Military, law enforcement, and health care. He
proudly served in the United States Navy where he achieved the rank of
Chief Master-at-Arms before retiring from the Seabees. He was a sworn
officer in the Mount Vernon Police Department where he achieved the
rank of Sergeant before retiring. After that, he spent 16 years working at
Hospitals in New York including Burke Rehabilitation and Orange Regional
Medical Center. In 2007 when he “retired” Bob & Jackie moved to Florida
where, in short order, he began working with the team at Kinematics &
Controls Corporation. Most recently, Bob returned to public service and
was working for the Pasco Sheriff’s Office as their Community Services
Coordinator.
An enthusiastic member of the Elks, Bob was elected as the Exalted Ruler
of the Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520 in April 2021. He recently became an
associate member of VFW Lodge #4412. He loved military history, trivia,
fishing, volunteering, and tinkering on his computer. Bob cherished his
family and traveled often to spend time with them; especially his
grandchildren who provided him with much joy.
Services will be held at Dobies Funeral Home in Hudson, FL on Friday,
October 1 from 1-3:30 and Yannantuono Funeral Home in Mount Vernon,
NY on Tuesday, October 5th from 3-7pm. The funeral mass will be held at
Our Lady of Victory Church in Mount Vernon on Wednesday October 6th at
10am. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to support volunteers
at either of his recent organizations. Donations may be sent to: Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave, Hudson, FL 34667  and/or Pasco Sheriff’s Charities Citizen Service Unit, 8700 Citizens Dr, New Port Richey, FL 34654

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
October 5, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Yannantuono Burr Davis Sharpe Funeral Home
584 Gramatan Avenue
Mt. Vernon, NY 10552

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
October 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Victory Church-Sacred Heart Church
28 West Sidney Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
October 6, 2021

Woodlawn Cemetery
4199 Webster Ave
Bronx, NY 10470

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