SOUTH RIVER - ROBERT RUSSELL died on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was 95.
Born in Chicago, IL, he moved to South River 52 years ago.
Prior to retiring in 1988, Mr. Russell was a Chemist at Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, where he worked for over 40 years. He had received his degree in Physiology from the University of Illinois.
Robert was a charter member of the Fine Particle Society. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Peddie School Golf Course for 40 years.
He was predeceased by his three brothers, Donald, Edward and Joseph, and two sisters, Virginia Dolfe and Elizabeth Haack.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Eileen (Van Camp) Russell; and by three sons, James of Pensacola, FL, William and his wife, Nancy, of Columbus, OH, and David and his wife, Jane of Pensacola, FL.
Services are private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org
Eileen -There is no end to my fond memories of the years we shared raising our families and sharing visits. Claire Beattie
Bill's Wedding 1986
Robert and Eileen Wedding
USS Constellation Bridge
In 1992 My Dad came aboard my ship "USS Constellation" in the Philadelphia Shipyard. I took him on a tour of the ship, the Photographic Division, and the Bridge. He really liked that, especially the bridge. I could tell by the gleam in his eye that we had survived my several misadventures of youth and were truly proud to be Father and Son. In 2003, he returned to the same Aircraft Carrier to witness my retirement from active duty on the Flight Deck with San Diego as a backdrop. ... with loving memories ... Jim Russell
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