WARREN - Russell H. "Russ" DeLancey, 79, died at 9:51 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center of heart failure.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1934 in Pike, W.Va., the son of Roy and Rozetta Mason DeLancey.
Russ graduated from Pennsboro High School in West Virginia.
Right after high school, he went into the U.S. Marine Corps and fought during the Korean War.
Following his honorable discharge, Russ became an electrician and worked for Taylor Winfield until they closed and then went to work for Denman Tire.
Some of his interests included making wood crafts and gardening. He also collected all sorts of things, especially tractors and vehicles, as he liked to work on them. He loved helping people out, and when they were in need, they could count on Russ.
Survivors include his wife, the former Judith "Judy" Bayus, whom he married on Aug. 16, 1972; his sons, Kenneth DeLancey and his companion, Donna of Stockbridge, Ga., Allen DeLancey of Georgia and Michael DeLancey of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenton DeLancey of Ellenboro, W.Va.
He also left his sidekick Ginger, his dog.
Other than his parents, Russ was preceded in death by his sisters Oneta Francis, Evalene Carpenter and Ethel Flanigan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, where family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The Rev. J. Jeffrey Baker will celebrate Russell's life.
Burial will take place in the Meadow Brook Memorial Park, Warren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Animal Welfare League, 545 Brunstetter Road S.W., Warren, OH 44481.
Emailed condolences may be sent to www.lanefuneralhomes.com.