Russell D. Schell, 76, of Pennellville, NY, passed away May 13, 2014. He was born May 4, 1938 in Theresa, NY, a son of Henry and Miriam Alton Schell and a graduate of Philadelphia High School. Russell married the former Mae Murray on January 18, 1958 in Philadelphia, NY, they moved to Pennellville in 1961. He retired in 2000, after working nearly 30 years as a skilled tradesman at New Venture Gear. Russell also previously worked for General Electric. He was an avid basketball player, and enjoyed riding motorcycle.
Russell is survived by his wife Mae Schell, Pennellville, NY; Mother, Miriam Schell, Philadelphia, NY; Five sons, Bruce & Lori Schell, Fulton, NY, Jody & Janet Schell, Fulton, NY, Tim Schell, Pennellville, NY, Patrick & Anne Schell, Syracuse, NY, and Paul Schell, Fulton, NY; 15 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, James Schell, and infant daughter, Mari Schell. Calling hours will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Watson Funeral Home, 631 South Main Street, Central Square, NY. Graveside services to follow at the Roosevelt Cemetery, Pennellville, NY. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Russell, may be made to the Pennellville Volunteer Fire Department, Pennellville, NY 13132. You may view the obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.watsonlarobardierefuneralhome.com