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Guy A. Russell Jr.

September 24, 1940 ~ May 28, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Guy A. Russell Jr., 82, a longtime resident of Rhinebeck, passed away on May 28, 2023 at the Golden Hill Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on September 24, 1940 in Springfield, VT, he was the son of the late Guy and Leola (Fielder) Russell Sr.

On September 1, 1961 in Wallingford, VT at the First Baptist Church, he married the love of his life Virginia Stork. Mrs. Russell survives at home.

Guy and Virginia moved to the Rhinebeck area and in 1976 started Russell Farms, now run by his daughter Patricia Marks, who cared for him and Virginia in his final years.

A member of the Clinton Alliance Church, he was their former music director. His love for music was present throughout his life. He formed his first band in the 1960’s and played well until the 2000’s, the last being Guy Russell and the Rambling Fever Band acting as the lead guitarist and vocalist. He also enjoyed participating in Tractor Pulls with his grandson Philip throughout the area.

In addition to his wife, Guy is survived by his children Patricia (Philip) Marks and Edward (Gayle) Russell Sr.; his grandchildren Philip (Allissan) Marks, Edward Russell Jr., and Joan (Bo) Wilson; his great grandchildren Ella Rue, Ethan, CJ, Tanner, and Chloe; a brother Gerald; and several nieces, nephews and friends. 

He was predeceased by his brother Gordon and a sister-in-law Linda Russell.

There are no calling hours.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to extend thanks to the nurses and staff at the Thompson House and the Golden Hill Nursing Homes for the care they provided to Guy.

Memorial donations in honor of Guy Russell Jr., can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.ord/hudsonvalley or to St. Jude Children's Hospital, .

Arrangements under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

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