Robert Allen Russell

Apr 15 1938
Jun 18 2024
86 Years
Coatesville, PA

Robert Allen Russell, 86, long-time resident of Coatesville, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Penn Medicine Hospice in West Chester, PA.  Bob had spent the last two and a half years as a resident at Hickory House Nursing Home after suffering a stroke back on April 22, 2022.

Born in Coatesville, he was the only son of the late Robert Simmons Russell and Marian Alice (nee Rissell) Russell.  Robert was the husband of Deborah Ann (nee Mock) Russell, with whom he shared fifty-six years of marriage.

Robert graduated from S. Horace Scott Senior High School in 1956.  He went on to attend Goldey Beacom Business College in Delaware.  Not wanting to pursue a life as an accountant, he worked briefly at Lukens Steel Company and briefly for the U.S. Postal Service in Coatesville, until entering the U.S. Army in September 1961.  

He entered basic training and trained to become a Military Policeman at Fort Gordon, GA.  His tours of duty were serving at White Sands, NM, as well as in Taegu, South Korea.  After being Honorably Discharged in September 1963, he entered the army reserves until 1967.  He resumed his role in the Postal Service, serving as a "Temp" in Philadelphia, PA, and then as a "Temp" in Coatesville, finally making "Regular" Letter Carrier in the early 1970's.  Robert retired in 2000 after serving 41 years.

In addition to his wife, Deborah, he is survived by two sons, Michael Todd Russell (Nathalie) and Martin Andrew Russell (Mary).  He was "Pop Pop" to Ana, Nolan, and Camille.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. from the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Penn Medicine Hospice at or by mail to Penn Hospice Development Office, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA, 19104.  Please make checks payable to "Penn Medicine Hospice"  Donations can also be made to the Brandywine Valley SPCA Donation 'Honor A Life" at

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted HERE


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