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Russell B. Fine

Russell B. Fine, 62, of West Pittston, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Kingston on June 19, 1958, he was the son of Doris Evans Fine and the late Robert Fine.

He was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School and attended Penn State University. Russell worked for 43 years for Keystone Automotive, Exeter.

Russ was an avid fan of music and sports, especially Penn State Football. He enjoyed kayaking and other adventures in nature. He was a passionate patriot who enjoyed contributing to a political podcast. His greatest joy was planning annual vacations with his large family, a tradition they will continue in his memory. Above all else, Russ will be remembered for his undying love and devotion to his wife, Mariclaire. For over a decade, since the onset of her debilitating illness, Russ cared for her in their home in West Pittston. When she required nursing home care he visited her there multiple times each day. Even with the visitation restrictions and the onset of his illness in the recent months, he would sit outside her window daily - up until his own recent hospitalization.

Surviving in addition to his mother, Doris Evans Fine are his wife, Mariclaire Brannan Fine; children, Russ C. Fine and his wife Bethany, Beach Lake; Laura Liparela and her husband Steve, Dallas; Jason Fine and his wife Katrina, Charlotte, SC; Matthew Robert Fine and is wife Lily, King of Prussia; and Timothy Fine and Kaitlyn Thomas, Falls; grandchildren, Rocco, Samson, Jacob, Cameron, Rhett, Jackson, Benjamin, Billy, Dominic and Victoria; sisters, Alyss Roote and her husband Rob, West Wyoming and Sandy Bartos and her husband Bob, Dallas; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.

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Sep 11, 2020

Please accept our sympathies on the passing of your dear husband and dad . We are praying for understanding and peace for the Fine family. Rest In Peace ,Russel

Marie,Jody,and Joseph Marranca


Sep 04, 2020

I would like to say how sorry I am to hear about the passing of my friend Rusty. My sincere condolences to his mom, sisters and children. I had the pleasure of working side-by-side with Rusty for many years at Keystone. He was one of the finest people I have ever had the pleasure to know. He didn't have a mean bone in his body or a bad thing to say about anyone. I will always be proud to be able to say he was my friend.

Rest in peace my friend,


George and Barb


Sep 04, 2020

Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless you. You were always a great person a wonderful and dedicated family man.


Sep 04, 2020

Please accept our warmest condolences. We are sending many thoughts and prayers of peace and courage for the whole Fine Family. May the good Lord bless and comfort you all during this time of grief. Please celebrate all the wonderful memories Russ gave you all. May he Rest In Peace. Love Brian, Kristin, and Tory Guice.


Sep 04, 2020

To Rusty’s family. I was a good high school friend of Rusty. We did many things together. Sadly we drifted apart when I moved out of the Wyoming Valley 36 years ago. I am so deeply saddened to hear of his passing..... Recently I have been trying to find out where he was living in hopes of reconnecting. Rusty was such a kind and caring good soul. He would put others in front of himself on every occasion. I know little of his recent life and illness. I can only say he was such a nice young man in Hugh School and a really true and loyal friend . I’m sure he was a super husband and caring/loving Dad. This…

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