Larry Russell, 82 from New Smyrna Beach peacefully passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022.
He was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 3, 1939 to Lonnie Russell and Ruth Marrin.
He attended Keyport High School in New Jersey. He was a running back for the football team.
He married Rose Marie Macharyas, whom he met on the Coney Island Boardwalk in New York, in 1957.
Larry was a conductor for the Jersey Central Railroad. He later moved his family to New Smyrna Beach in 1972 where he was a conductor for the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in Sanford, Florida. He also worked as a freelance carpenter. He later followed his passion for motorcycles and attended the American Motorcycle Institute in Daytona Beach. He graduated at the top of his class and was later hired as an instructor at the school. In 1980, he fulfilled his lifelong dream and opened his own motorcycle repair shop. It became Russell’s Cycle Care.
He stayed very active throughout his life. He was the founder and president of the Branded Motorcycle Club in New Jersey. He competed in amateur boxing. He coached his son’s little league sport’s teams. He loved motorcycling and criss-crossed the country several times, along with Rose Marie. He was an avid member of the Harley Owner’s Group’s New Smyrna Beach chapter. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and even had their logo tattooed on his arm. He loved playing pool and was on a few leagues, where his team nearly made the championships in Las Vegas several times.
He loved his family and was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He is proceeded in death by his father, Lonnie Russell, his mother, Ruth Marrin and his brother James Russell. He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie; sons Jim, Randy (Lisa), and Lonny (Tabitha); grandkids Veronica, Lonny, Kelly, and Laityn (Chad); siblings Linda, Carol, Diane, William, and Debbie.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Larry at the Jim White Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40 at 471 Old Mission Road in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday, February 26th at 3 p.m. Flowers are appreciated or please make a donation to your own favorite charity in Larry’s remembrance.