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Charles A. Russell
(June 23, 1925 - February 21, 2014)

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Charles A. Russell

Charles A. Russell of Appleton, husband of the late Estelle(McCarthy) Russell entered into rest on Thursday February 21, 2014 at Odd Fellow and Rebekah Rehab and Health care facility. He was born on June 23, 1925 on the family farm in Appleton, NY to Charles and Deirdre(Harwood)Russell. Charles and Estelle married on February 16, 1952. Charles was the fourth generation to own and operated Russell Farms in Appleton where he also held the office of Newfane Town Supervisor from 1969-1973. Throughout his farming career he was nominated for numerous agricultural and business awards to include the 1958 chamber of commerce farmer of the year award. He served on the board of directors for Niagara County Cooperative Extension, the Niagara County Farm Bureau and the New York State Horticultural Society. He was past president of the Western New York Apple Growers Association and the Niagara-Orleans Farm Credit Association. Charles coached little league baseball in the Newfane town league, he was a member of St. Charles Roman Catholic church where he served on the board of trustees for many years , a life member of the lions club and an active member of the Newfane sports boosters club. Father of Ann(Robert) Schneider of Newfane, Catherine(John) Moran of Michigan, Patricia(Russell)Sutter of Florida, William (Julie)Russell, Paul Russell, Peter(Grace)Russell all of Appleton, NY and John(Cathy)Russell of Rochester. Brother of Duane (Lena) Russell, Raymond (Judy) Russell and Mary Lou Harwood; Brother In-law of Thea Russell. Also survived by 20 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a son Charles w. and a brother Leo P.Russell also two sisters Deirdre Bullard and Eleanor Therrien. Friends May call on Sunday February 23, from 7-9 PM. and Monday February 24 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. at the RUTLAND –CORWIN FUNERAL HOME,INC 2670 Main St. Newfane, NY 14108. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at 10 AM at the St. Brendan on the Lake St .Charles Site 5972 Main St. Olcott, NY. Memorial donations may be made to Niagara Hospice or the Susan G. Komen Breast cancer awareness (www.Komen.org)

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