Joseph Russick, 79, of Duryea, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2017 at his home. Born in Duryea, son of the late John and Germine (Herron) Shimley, he was a graduate of Duryea High School class of 1957.
After graduation, Jospeh enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was part owner of Shimley’s Service station and was a machinist for Foster Wheeler Corporation during his lifetime. He enjoyed being with his beloved German Shepard, Abby. He was a loyal Marine and avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Joseph was a member of Holy Rosary Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Corps League.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Kathyrn Killian Russick and brother, John "Butchie" Shimley.
Surviving are his brother, Thomas Russick, Clarks Green; sons, Joseph Russick and his wife, Michele, of Emerald Isle, NC, and Paul Russick and his wife, Tammy, of Avoca, PA; grandchildren, Brenna Welsh and her husband, Capt. Nathaniel Welsh, of Odenton, Md., Joseph Ryan Russick, of Stella NC, Ian Russick, of Conway, SC, Paul Russick Jr. and his wife, Stephanie, of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Alyssa Russick, of Avoca, PA; great-grandchildren, Nate and Liam Welsh, and Reagan Kathryn Russick; niece Chrissy (Shimley) Boyanowski; nephews John Shimley and Thomas Russick.
The family would like to thank Diane Orlowski for always looking over him as well as the staff of DAVITA Dialysis, Old Forge for their continued care.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 3, 2017 10:30 AM in Nativity of Our Lord Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea with Rev. John V. Polednak celebrating. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church Friday morning. There will be no calling hours. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC.