Dennis P. Russell, Sr.

Obituary for Dennis P. Russell, Sr.

July 23, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Dennis P. Russell, Sr. of Northeast Philadelphia passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on July 23, 2022. He was born in Philadelphia on November 8, 1943, and was the son of the late Walter and Catherine Russell.
Dennis was the beloved husband of Barbara and they were married for over 59 wonderful years. He was the devoted father of Debbie (husband Lee), Dennis (wife Kathy), and Danielle - Terri. Loving Poppy of Lauren, Ryan, MaryKate, Amanda, Joe, Maura, Dan, Kayla, and Liam and loving GG Pop of Desmond, Michael, Naomi, Pierce, and Lochlan. Dear brother of Donna Stewart (husband Robert). He will be sadly missed by his numerous nieces, nephews, and by all who knew him. Dennis was preceded in death by his sisters, Geri Thompson, and Kathy Booth, and by his brothers Wesley and Norman Russell.
He was a retired truck driver who worked for AAA for several years. Dennis was a loyal Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies Fan. He enjoyed vacationing with his wife Barbara, weekends at their home at the campground at the shore, his beloved pet Chase, and playing half ball on Father's Day with the gang. Most of all Dennis loved spending his free time with his family.
Relatives and Friends are invited to Dennis' Life Celebration on Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 6 to 8 P.M. at the John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home 10975 Academy Road Philadelphia, PA 19154; and Monday, August 1, 2022 at St. Jerome Church from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M., 8100 Colfax Street, Philadelphia, PA 19136 followed by his funeral mass at 10:30 A.M. His interment will be private. Memorial Contributions may be made in Dennis' memory to the Shriners Hospital, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.
Family service by John F. Givnish of Academy Road. To share your fondest memories of Dennis, please visit 1-877-GIVNISH



Recommended Local Florist

Arrangements By

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number