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Russell E. Perrussel Obituary


Obituary of Russell Earl Perrussel, as published in the Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review, written by Bruce & David Perrussel (his sons).

A version of this appears in the Onaga (KS) Herald and the Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette.

Russell E. Perrussel
Richland Township (Gibsonia, PA)

Russell Earl Perrussel, 78, of Richland, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, in UPMC Passavant, McCandless, after a short illness. He was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Onaga, Kansas, to J. Russell and Margaret (Shockey) Perrussel. He graduated from Onaga High School in 1945.

After serving in the Army shortly after World War II in Germany, he attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, where he received his bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1951. In 1957, he received his master's in chemistry from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas.

He was employed by Spencer Chemical (later Gulf Oil Co.) for more than 30 years. He was an adjunct faculty member at Community College of Allegheny County's Monroeville and McCandless campuses at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Jean Thompson, whom he married Sept. 23, 1951, in Kingsport, Tennessee, and sister, Helen P. Thoman.

Survivors include sons Bruce, of Tacoma, Washington, and David, of Fredericksburg, Virginia., and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation from 1 until 2 p.m. services Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at the HERBERT R. KING JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Hampton Township (Allison Park, PA).

Internment will be at a later date in Neuchatel Cemetery, Nemaha County, Kansas.

[Note: Russell's cremains were buried along side his wife Patricia at a graveside ceremony on April 22, 2006. Russell's sons Bruce & David led the ceremony. A number of nieces and nephews attended.]





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