Kenneth E. Russell

January 26, 2012

Russell, Kenneth Obituary

Kenneth E. Russell died in the home of his daughter on January 26, 2016 after a courageous battle against cancer. He was 71. Ken grew up in Union City and moved to Kearny 48 years ago.
 
Visiting wil be on Saturday and Sunday from 2 until 6 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive Kearny (map/directions). Mass will be on Monday at 11 am in Queen of Peace Church (map/directions). Kenny will then be layed to rest alongside his two baby boys, Kevin and Jonathan in The St. Francis Church Yard Cemetery in Narrowsburg, NY.
 
Ken graduated from St. Michael's Grammar and High in Union City and earned a degree in Economics from Rutgers University. He also holds a Series Seven License and Certificates in Computers from the New School in N.Y.C. He served in The United States Marine Corps.
 
He started his carreer as a runner on the floor and eventually owned a seat on The New York Stock Exchange. Ken  worked for several investment firms on Wall Street. Most notibly becoming a partner at Loeb Rhodes and was Vice President in charge of Arbitrage for I.F.B. Corp. After retiring from Wall Street, He began to write bids for Johnston Communications.
 
Kenny, an eagle scout,  was involved in scouting for most of his life. He was a co-founder of The Pioneer Boys of America and is the boards current President. He loved the outdoors and ran canoe and camping trips for Operation Friendship. He recently completed The Delaware River Soujourn, having canoed from the start of the Delaware to Philidelphia. He was active with the C.Y.O. and ran the Carnivals at Queen of Peace.  He was past president of The West Hudson South Bergen Optimist Club and is a past State Lientenant Governor. He was a member of The Kinights of Columbus and is currently in his Year of Preperation for The Knights of Malta. Ken was trained in Emergency Disaster Services with the Salvation Army and sits on their Advisory Board. He is on the Board of Directors of The Kearny Museum and the Hudson County Community College Foundation. He was a former board member of The YMCA. He was active with the General Philip Kearny Monument Committee and is active with St. Francis Church in Narrowsburg, NY.
                                  
He is survived by his devoted wife, Lillian (nee Kelly), his children and their spouses; Noreen and Mark Wiggins, Paul and Karen Russell and Jason and Meriah Russell. Brother of Richard and the late Raymond, he is also survived by his cherished grandchildren; Conor, Madison, Chloe, Emily, Shannon, Colleen, Miranda and Cordelia.  In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The Salvation Army.




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January 28, 2012

Visiting - Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny - 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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January 29, 2012

Visiting - Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny - 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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January 30, 2012

Mass - Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington - 11:00 a.m.


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