Rita M. Russell

Born: Tue., Jan. 15, 1957
Died: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017


1:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
Location: Otto Twp. Fire Hall

Celebration of Life

1:30 PM Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
Location: Otto Twp. Fire Hall

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Bradford, Pa
Rita M. Russell, 60, of Lincoln Ave., passed away on Tuesday ( November 14, 2017) following a lengthy illness.
Born January 15, 1957 in Bradford, Pa. she  was the daughter of Eugene and Edna Blair Dubetsky.  On August 28, 2004 in Marshburg she married Bruce Russell Sr., who survives.
Rita graduated for Otto Eldred High Schoolin 1975 and later went on to obtain her Bachelors Degree in Accounting from O.B.I.  She  spent most of her career  employed by Zippo in Bradford in various positions, prior to her retirement due to health.
She was a member of Otto Township Fire Department and Auxiliary, and longtime girl scout troop leader in Duke Center and Rixford.  

  Rita enjoyed reading, sewing and crocheting. She also loved being outdoors and spending time with her family and enjoyed traveling with her husband Bruce.  
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Connie (David) Shick Jr. of Rixford, Tami (Randy Brewer) Dubetsky of Panama, four grandchildren, Andrew Shick and Jalynn, Aiden and Lynnea Brewer; five step-children, Laura (Mike Yoder) Mooney of Fleetwood, Pa, Bruce Russell Jr. of Louisa, Va,Julie (Donald) Mooney of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Steve (Erin) Russell of Fuquay, Varina, NC, and Gunnery Sgt. Sean (Farissa Abdool) Russell of Havelock, North Carolina, eleven step-grandchildren, Harmony, John, and Kyle Mooney, Austin and Alexa Russell, Sean and Hunter Mooney, Hadley “Haddie” Russell, Giolianna, Isabella and Bryce Russell; two brothers, Lester (Glenda) Dubetsky of Lincolnton, N. Carolina, Anthony (Brenda) Dubetsky of Rixford; Maria Fairfield of Cherryville,  N. Carolina, Katherine (Herman) Fischer of Lincolnton, N. Carolina, Regina (John) Ash of Marshburg, Barbara (Philip) Moyer of Lincolnton.
In addition to her parents was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Holly.
Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Rita’s life  at the Otto Township Fire hall, on Sunday (November 19, 2017), from 1:30-5 p.m.  
Memorials may be made to the Otto Township Fire Department or the UPMC Family House.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

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Ellen Yeaples Young
   Posted Fri November 17, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

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