Scott James Russell

Died: Wed., Feb. 24, 2016


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Scott James Russell, age 49, of Frackville, PA passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016.

Born in Pottsville, PA on September 14, 1966,  he was the son of the late Raymond W. and Betty J. (Hughes) Russell.

Scott was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School, Class of 1985. He worked as a sawyer for the Local Labor Union #158 in Harrisburg and he also worked for the PA Department of Forestry. Scott worked for the Pottsville EMS and Health Tech/AMR in the City of Reading as an EMT, Scott also was a firefighter and he worked as a counselor for the Cloud Home in Pottsville. He had previously worked at Hexcel & Fabxon. He was the owner and operator of Ye Olde Backpacker in Orwigsburg & Port Clinton.

Scott was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pottsville. He was a Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 615 in Pottsville and the Advisor for the coed Boy Scouts Venture Crew 615 also in Pottsville. Scott was an avid outdoorsman, with his passion of hiking and loved watching football, especially Penn State..

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Raymond J. Russell.

Scott is survived by his wife, Tammy M. (Taylor) Russell, Frackville; son Paul Raymond Russell, Orwigsburg; daughter Rae'anna M. Remphrey, Frackville; daughter Katrina L. Remphrey, Frackville; son Larry E. Remphrey III and his wife Gabrielle, granddaughter Briella Remphrey, Benton,; 3 sisters: Joanne Barton, Pottsville, Gladys Fogarty, Pottsville, and Eugenia Rawlinson, Celibo, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

Services and interment will be privately held at the convenience of the family.

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