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Russell W. Wilson

December 25, 1936 — August 24, 2021



Funeral Date September 3, 2021

 A memorial service will be held at the VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 17560 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (RT 306), CHAGRIN FALLS, 44023, ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 AT 1:00 P.M. where the family will receive guests at 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Interment of cremains at a later date in Washington, PA. Because of Buzz’s deep love of sports, the family suggests a contribution be made to Kenston Athletic Boosters, 9500 Bainbridge Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, or a charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers. See full notice for details.

RUSSELL “Buzz” WILSON, age 84, of Auburn Twp. Beloved husband of Lin (nee Fulton); loving father of Julie (Mark) Strok, and the late Rick Wilson; dear grandfather of Alexandra, Caroline and Brendan; brother of Janine Curran and the late David Slear. Veteran, U.S. Navy. Buzz graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the SAE fraternity and played lacrosse. He served in the Navy Air Force from 1959-1962. Buzz and Lin Fulton were married on June 16, 1962. They moved to Miamisburg, OH where he taught high school and also coached football. Buzz went on to McGraw-Hill Publishing before establishing his own company, Lucerne Media. Buzz enjoyed many years with his family and friends in Lake Lucerne. He was a member of Valley Presbyterian Church and enjoyed great times with his golfing buddies and men’s book group. A memorial service will be held at the VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 17560 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (RT 306), CHAGRIN FALLS, 44023, ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 AT 1:00 P.M. where the family will receive guests at 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Interment of cremains at a later date in Washington, PA. Because of Buzz’s deep love of sports, the family suggests a contribution be made to Kenston Athletic Boosters, 9500 Bainbridge Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, or a charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers. (Arrangements by St. John Funeral Home of Bainbridge Twp., 440-708-1855)
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