Many of you will have worked with Russ during your own time in the branch. Sadly we have to report that Russ crossed the bar on Friday 2nd February 2018, aged 76. He hadn’t been very well for some time and died in his sleep.
There was a Requiem Mass at St Joseph RC Church, Goldenhill, High Street Stoke on Trent, ST6 5RD on Monday 26th February at 1.15 pm prior to a private committal service.
Russ was in the branch throughout the sixties and the seventies and ended his career as a Chief Phot. Russ’s family put up their own bereavement piece in the Stoke Sentinal newspaper and you can read more here on a notice place in the newspaper.
When he left the navy he settled in Talke, just outside Stoke-on-Trent.
Russ was highly regarded and I’m sure those who knew him will mourn his loss. When we have more information we will publish it in the next newsletter and also on the website.