Russell L. Terrell, our loving husband, father, and grandfather, age 88, of County Highway 110, Broadalbin, died Saturday morning, November 24, 2012, at River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam surrounded by his family.
He was born in New Haven, Conn. on January 28, 1924, a son of Raymond and Gladys Sault Terrell and attended public schools in New Haven. Russell was a student at the former Champlain College in Plattsburgh from 1947-1949. In 1951, he graduated as an electronics engineer from RPI in Troy.
Mr. Terrell was employed at Unimation in Danbury, Conn. and retired in 1988. He moved to Broadalbin in 1992.
Russell was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was a radar mechanic and served two years in England and France, obtaining the rank of sergeant.
Mr. Terrell was a member of the Broadalbin United Methodist Church, served as a trustee and was a member of the choir. He was a former member and trustee of the New Milford United Methodist Church in Connecticut and was a member of the church Men's Club that decorated the village green with Christmas trees every year.
Russell enjoyed Civil War history and traveling to historic sights. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond and Robert Terrell, all of whom served during World War II together.
Survivors include his wife, the former Marilyn Garrett, whom he married on August 25, 1951; a son, Scott (Karen) Terrell of Bow, Wash.; three daughters, Marla (David) Knowles of Canajoharie, Beverly (Matthew) Caldwell of Grove City, Pa., and Lori (William) Molander of Red Lion, Pa.; thirteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Broadalbin United Methodist Church, 67 North Main Street, with Rev. Bill Delia officiating. A calling hour will be held at church beginning at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at the Broadalbin United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106, Johnstown.