DOVER — Robert E. Russ, 81, formerly of 3 Hawthorne St., Dover, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at St. Ann Home, after a period of failing health.
Born Jan. 6, 1920 in Rollinsford, he was the son of Alfred and Marion (Johnson) Russ.
A veteran, he served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II in the First Marine Division under Col. Edson, known as Edson’s Raiders.
He was employed as an installation foreman with New England Telephone & Telegraph, retiring after 38 years. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Winnipesaukee Lodge F&AM of Alton and a member of the Alpha Chapter Order of Eastern Star of Alton.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth (Brown) Russ; a daughter, Judith Hampe of Hopkinton; a sister, Elizabeth (Russ) Masek of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in Greenwood Cemetery in Kingston with the Rev. Abby Lynn Campbell, officiating. Those who desire may make donations in his name to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820; or to St. Ann Home Activities Fund, 195 Dover Point Road, Dover, NH 03820.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave., Dover.