March 22, 1924 ~ October 6, 2013
Greece: Peacefully, Sunday, October 6, 2013 at age 89. Predeceased by his daughter, Nettie Merk; sister, Rose; sister-in-law, Barbara; brother-in-law, Dominic; wife, Antoinette. Russell is survived by his son-in-law, James E. (Caroline) Merk; sister-in-law, Gemma; brother-in-law, Paul Muratore; granddaughter, Kimberly (Merk) Braggins; grandson, James R. (Laura) Merk; great-grandchildren, Alexandra Braggins, Taylor, Nicholas and Ryan Merk; close friend, Ed Wroblewski; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Russell was the owner of Barone's Bicycle Shop in Charlotte. Friends may call Wednesday (Oct 9th) 5-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday (Oct 10th) 9:30 AM Holy Name of Jesus Church, 15 St. Martin's Way, Greece. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Lifetime Care Hospice in his memory. For more information or to sign Russell's guestbook, please visit www.MeesonFamily.com.