April 12, 2013
Russell Cespedes "Jose A.", 22, of Kearny died on April 12, 2013. Son of Jose E. Cespedes and Sandra Getler. Grandson of Jose and Rosa Cespedes. Nephew of Will Cespedes and Ann Marie Schulte. Great nephew of Concepcion Rosales. Brother of Jorge Gonzalez. Maternal grandson of Luz. Maternal nephew of Enma, Patty and Maria.
Visiting will be Tuesday at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive Kearny (map/directions) fron 4 until 9 pm. Service Wednesday at 11 am in the funeral home. Burial Holy Cross Cemetery (map/directions).
Russell was a very accomplished young man. A lifelong Kearny resident, he graduated from Kearny High School with High Honors in 2008. He was inducted into the National Honor Society and was Editor of the school newspaper. While in high school, he wrote for the Observer, being the first and only high school student to do so. Upon graduation, he went on to attend the prestigious Bowdoin College in Maine. Russell carried a double major, History and Government, and minored in film. There he had many friends and was active in numerous clubs. He enjoyed co-hosting his own radio program on campus called The Right Hour.
Russell planned one day to attend law school. He was very passionate about politics, history and government. Shortly before his illness, Russell worked as an intern for a senatorial campaign. He embraced this opportunity with excitement, honor and pride. He felt this was his small way to give back to his country that he loved so very much. Russell was a great American. He, beloved by all, will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In the words of his father, "He was an angel here on Earth and now he is our angel in Heaven."
Visiting - Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny - 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Service - Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home - 11:00 a.m.
Burial - Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington