George Richard Russell passed away on February 5, 2013 surrounded by his family.
George was born in Newark, New Jersey on January 19, 1931 to George C. Russell and Mildred (nee Stiegler) Russell. He was on active duty in the Army during the Korean War where he was a Radio Operator. He was honorably discharged in 1956.
In 1960, he married Shirley Griffith. They moved to Katonah and raised three sons. George graduated from NYU and the Parsons School of Design and had a successful career as an Art Director in the field of advertising for many years.
He created advertising and marketing campaigns for residential and commercial real estate developments at The Baker Companies from 1967 to 1999. After his retirement in 1999, George continued to sketch and paint, much to the delight of his family and fellow artists at the Heritage Hills art group. George created scores of beautiful pencil sketches and still life oil paintings.
In addition to his wife of fifty-three years, George is survived by his sons, Andrew (Carolyn), David (Laureen), and Ian, and two cherished grandsons, Duncan and Charlie.
Due to expected inclement weather, the funeral arrangements for Mr. George Russell have been postponed to Sunday, Feb 10. The new times are: Visiting hours at Clark Associates Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-7 pm with a prayer service at the funeral home at 6:30pm.