Russell Harvey Childers of Winter Park, FL passed on October 2, 2015. Russ was born in Honolulu, HI on March 14, 1941. At the time, Russ’ Father Russell was a career Navy submariner and based at the Pearl Harbor submarine base. His early years were a series of short stays; Balboa, Panama Canal Zone, Portsmouth, NH, Groton, CT, New London, CT, Key West, FL, etc. His father’s terminal illness forced the family to move to Schenectady, NY in 1953 where Russ attended Central Park Junior High School and graduated from Linton High School in 1959. After spending 2 years active duty in the USN, Russ married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Pinter. They moved to Cincinnati where Russ attended the U of Cincinnati, graduating in 1965 with a BA degree in Economics and Political Science. He worked in the transportation industry for 30 years in various management positions. Russ then transitioned to the Financial Services Business where he spent the last 20 years as a Certified Financial Planner.
Russ is survived by daughters Heather of Winter Park, FL, Amy of Windermere, FL, and son Russell of Columbus, OH; his brother Ralph of Saugerties, NY and four grandchildren, Olivia, John, Jack and Gabby. He is predeceased by his wife Patricia and his younger brother Harvey. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Russ’ funeral service in the Last Supper section of Memory Gardens Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, 983 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12205, at 11 AM on Saturday, December 5, 2015. A celebration of Russ’ life will follow at 3 PM at Mohawk Golf Club, 1849 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309. Contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation.