Dr. Bruce Russell, of Tabernacle, died on Friday, Dec. 30 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after a sudden illness. He was 64. Russell earned his bachelor’s degree from Juniata College, his master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
He was employed for the past 35 years as a counseling psychologist at Burlington County Special Services School District. He is a graduate of Haddon Twp. Jr./Sr. high schools, where he began his teaching career as a science teacher from 1969–1973.
He loved the outdoors, was an avid backpacker, canoeist, cyclist and a member of the Outdoor Club of SJ. His hobbies included swimming, woodworking and home building.
Relatives and friends gathered at a memorial service on Sunday, Jan. 8 at Camp Ockanickon Dining Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, June (nee Williams); a son, Brent, of Los Angeles; a daughter, Courtney, of Owings Mills, Md.; a brother, Mark, of Pittsburgh; and his mother, Wilma, of Clarksville, Va. He is the son of the late George H. Russell.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Bradley & Stow Funeral Home of Medford.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross or a charity of your choice. (www.BradleyStow.com)