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Obituary Notice – Donald C. Russell

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RussellDSILVER CREEK:  Donald C. Russell, 88, of Chapin Road, Silver Creek, died Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at his residence, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Roaring Spring, PA on March 9, 1931, the son of the late Cloyd and Pearl (Dilling) Russell.

Mr. Russell worked as a Tool & Die Maker for the Ford Stamping Plant, Woodlawn, for 30 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Merritt, of Forestville; Sally, (Gary) Valone, of Silver Creek; and a sister, Kathryn Dambeck, of Martinsburg, PA.  also surviving are eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Betty (Pheasant) Russell, whom he married on September 30, 1950 in Williamsburg, PA and who died December 18, 2002, a son Dennis Russell, grandson Brandon Valone, sister Margaret Waltz, twin brother Dewalt “Dave” Russell and brother Richard Russell.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. Michael Leamon, pastor of Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Private Interment will be in Sheridan Center Cemetery, Town of Sheridan.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750, to Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, 60 Buffalo Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to the Charity of One’s Choice.  To post condolences go to


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