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Edmund ‘Russ’ Russek, 79

Edmund P. (Russ) Russek, age 79, of New Jersey, formerly of Watertown, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, after a very short bout with cancer.

He was born Aug. 2, 1933, in Watertown, to Ignatius and Ann Russek.

Russ graduated from Watertown High School and then went into the Air Force for a four-year term. He was last stationed in New Jersey, where he met his wife, Betty Darmo. They made their home in Moorestown, NJ for the last 57 years.

Ed started out as a tech at RCA, but after putting himself through Drexel, he went on to work as a mechanical engineer for Honeywell, DW Supply, and CM3, where he still was employed.

A very meticulous man in everything he undertook, Russ was especially meticulous on the golf course. His ability to stay one under par earned him the name of “Birdman,” and he was fortunate to have shot a hole-in-one, and also to shoot his age of 78 last year.

He is survied by his wife, Betty; two sons, Mark (Karen) of Moorestown, NJ, and Marty (Katlin) of Tabernacle, NJ; three grandchildren, Sean, Nikole, and Brandi; two sisters, Dorothy (Donald) Bock of Monticello, and Barb (Dale) Emery of Orr; two brothers-in-law, Tom, and Ralph (Sue); and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Gordon Stieve.

Russ was laid to rest Monday, April 1 in New Jersey. Arrangements were handled by the Sweeney Funeral Home in Beverly, NJ.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.