David H. Russell, Sr.

Age 92 of Westmont, NJ; Formerly of Haddonfield and Pitman

On June 26, 2021, age 92, of Westmont, formerly of Haddonfield & Pitman; Beloved husband of Jean (nee Gabriel) and the late Dorothy (nee James); Loving father of David H. Jr. (Brenda) of Pitman & step-father of John Stanton (Johanna) of Collingswood, Amy Mulford of Voorhees and Alisyn Stoffel of Haddonfield; Cherished grandfather of Kristy, Stephanie and Juliann Russell & step-grandfather of Chelsea Stanton and the late Brooke Mulford; Dear brother of Dorothy Evans of Haddonfield.

David graduated from Haddonfield Memorial HS, Class of ’46 and received a B.S. from Rutgers Univ. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He worked for the Pennsylvania RR in the Philadelphia Office and then attained a teaching certification from Glassboro Teacher’s College (Rowan).  He taught in Magnolia Public School for 33 years, which gave him much satisfaction.  David loved the Philadelphia sports teams, had a special interest in writing, and possessed a sense of humor appreciated by many.  He believed in being “true blue,” loving towards all people, and that there are “no bad apples, just folks with confused thinking.” David was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield.

David’s family will greet friends on Friday, July 23, 2021, 10-10:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where his Memorial Service will follow at 11 AM.  Interment private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of David may be made to the Brooke Mulford Foundation (for Childhood Cancer), P.O. Box 545, Salisbury, MD 21803.