Obituary for Harry Samuel Russell Jr.

Harry Samuel Russell Jr. passed away on May 13, 2020, in Safford. He was born on Sept. 6, 1928, in Schoolcraft, Michigan to Harry S. Sr. and Charlotte Gustin Russell.

Harry Russell Jr.

After graduating from high school, he was drafted into the Navy, where he served as a sailor during the Korean War. Upon returning stateside, he met and eventually married Charlotte Elaine Lasek in 1960.

Harry worked as a tool and die automobile mechanic at the Oldsmobile dealership until retiring. In 1988, the couple moved to the Gila Valley, settling down in Safford. Sadly, in October of 2019, his beloved wife, Charlotte, passed away after 60 years of marriage.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at

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