Mr. David Benjamin Russell, 73, left this world Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, as he would have wanted, putting in a days work outside with his garlic and laying down for a rest.
He will be remembered for his many personal characteristics, most importantly his generosity, graciousness, work ethic, quick wit, his intellectual curiosity and his love of learning. He will always be in our hearts and his laughter and kind heart will be remembered by those he left behind. Nous t'aimerons toujours Papa.
David is survived by his wife, Kristine; two daughters, Gabrielle and Justine; his granddaughters, Camille, Nevaeh and Natalya; and one brother, Daniel Russell.
In keeping with David's wishes, there will be no public calling hours. His family is planning a celebration of life in his honor on Nov. 23, 2013 (location and time to be announced.) Please bring a spicy dish and a story to share.
Contributions in David's memory may be made to the Frankfort Free Library, 123 S. Frankfort St., Frankfort, NY 13340 or to his grandchildren's college fund c/o Kristine Russell, 2571 Higby Rd., Frankfort, NY 13340.
Expressions of sympathy may be placed on David's online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com.