Michael Andrew Russell

February 14, 1967 - January 24, 2012

02/14/1967 - 01/24/2012

Past Services

Friday January 27, 2012
1:30 pm
Wellsville Alumni Center
Main Street
Wellsville, OH 43968

Obituary for:
Michael Andrew “Andy” Russell
Age: 44

Michael Andrew “Andy” Russell, 44 of Main Street, Wellsville died at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 following a brief illness. He was born in Okinawa, Japan on February 14, 1967 and was a son of the late Rolland F. Russell and Barbara June Adkins Russell of East Liverpool.

Andy had many passions and interests, from writing short stories, to ready poetry, traveling and movies. He also loved playing the lottery. He was a 1985 graduate of Wellsville High School and received his BA Degree in Telecommunications from Kent State University. He was a very loving young man who loved helping others less fortunate and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Besides his mother, he is survived by two brothers: Rolland F. “Rick” Russell, II and his wife Robin of East Liverpool and David Allen Russell of Wellsville; four sisters: Sonya G. Varish and her husband Mike of Wellsville, Dorothy N. Vorpahl and her husband Richard of Double Oak, TX, Heidi J. Russell and her life partner Bill Pomeroy of East Liverpool and Mary E. Russell of Wellsville; eleven nieces and nephews as well as six great nieces and nephews.

Andy’s family would like to thank everyone who helped make his last days comfortable and peaceful. A special thanks to nurse Connie, nurse’s aid Daniel and Valley Hospice.

The family would like to invite Andy’s friends to join with them for a Celebration of Andy’s Life at the Wellsville Alumni Center on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 1:30 to ?.

The Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

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jesse gough
8 years ago

andy was a good friend. i’m going to miss him very much.

cynthia gough
8 years ago

andy was a nice and considered other people always thinking of other people. he will be missed very much. i send my condolences to the family

Virginia Barborak
8 years ago

I have known Andy for most of his life. He was a gentle soul and had a kind heart. Andy also had a good sense of humor, and he will be missed. I will not be able to attend his celebration, but I wish to express my condolences to the family.

Karen MacLean
8 years ago

I remember Andy has always having a big smile. He was such a sweet, kind person. Even though I’ve not seen Andy in many years, the last time I did, and told him who I was, he remembered. Rest in peace Andy. My thoughts & prayers are with all the Russell family.

Nancy Sell
8 years ago

Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Andy was like a son to me..I will miss him so much…I love all of you and am praying for you all to get through this sad time…wish i could be there in person but know that my heart is there with you all…

Kelli Wright
8 years ago

Mary and family,

I’m so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. May good memories and love from family and friends give you strength and peace.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Melissa Imburgia Giordano
8 years ago

May you rest peacefully. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

8 years ago

My dear sweet baby brother, until we meet again you will forever be in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers! RIP. I love you very much!

Julie Sell Sayre
8 years ago

My heart goes out to your family. I have know Andy my entire life. Although I haven’t seen the family in many years…you all hold a very special place in my heart. My thoughts And prayers are going out to you.

Mary Lee Ice
8 years ago

My sincerest condolences. I will keep all of you close at heart at this difficult time. Cheers Andy! God Speed

Karen Mettenberger
8 years ago

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Russell family. I worked with Andy @ Doms Sparkle, he was a very kind person. I am so sorry for your loss!

Don Bangor
8 years ago

So sorry I cannot be with you today. Andy loved life and was a lot of fun…sure will miss him, but will always remember the great times with him and Barb at Pete’s house.

Nancy Joy-MacKenzie
8 years ago

Sorry to hear about your loss of Andy. He was such a sweet, kind soul. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to all of you at this very difficult time.

Julie Fraser Zaplata
8 years ago

To Mary, and the entire russell family..I am so sorry for the loss of Andy!! I have known him since my childhood growing up with Mary. we have so many great memories we shared together and a lot of laughs as well.. one in particular I’ll treasure and love Andy always.

Kevin McCauley
8 years ago

To Rick, Dorothy and the entire Russell family . . I was very saddened to hear of Andy’s death. I know what’s it like to lose a brother way too early in life. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you right now. God Bless.

Pam Woods
8 years ago

Wellsville has lost a good man with a kind and gentle soul. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with all of Andy’s family at this sad time.