Timothy W. Russell, 70, of Toronto, OH, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in his home surrounded by his family.
Tim was born May 25, 1951, in Steubenville, OH, son of the late, Charles William and Ruth Louise (Roush) Russell.
He was retired from the Weirton Steel Corp. where he worked as a boiler repairman. Tim was a Veteran of the US Army having served during the Vietnam Era as a Military Police Sentry Dog Handler.
Tim was a graduate of Madonna High School in Weirton. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree from West Liberty College and Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh.
Tim leaves behind his wife, Jodi (Dolan) Russell whom he married July 17, 1971; two sons, Shane (Jessyka) Russell of Munhall, PA and Ivan (Kaitlin) Russell of Pittsburgh, PA; two daughters, Violet (David) Wender of Blacksburg, VA and Laurel Russell of NY, NY; eight grandchildren, Sophia, Isaac, Audrey, Peter, Timothy, Katrina, Jonathan and Andrew.
He is also survived by his siblings, Randy (Beverly) Russell, Gary Russell, Ronnie (Marie) Russell, Theresa (Chuck) McCoy and Alexis Russell and several nieces and nephews.
Tim’s wishes were to be cremated and his family is planning a gathering next year for a Celebration of Life at his home in Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship is being set up for a student from the Follansbee, Weirton, Toronto area pursuing a career in creative writing.
His arrangements are in the care of the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Toronto. www.jefosterfh.com