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John Henry “Jack” Russell
March 17, 2014, 05:00 AM

John Henry “Jack” Russell, born Aug. 18, 1926 in San Jose, died March 15, 2014. Jack graduated from Fremont High School in Cupertino and served in World War II as an infantry sergeant. He enrolled in San Jose State University and became editor of the Spartan Daily newspaper, where he met the love of his life, Marion Summers, and they wed in 1951. He worked for the San Mateo Times in 1952 where he served as editor and columnist before he retired in 1991. He served as vice president of the San Francisco-Oakland Newspaper Guild, co-founder and first president of Peninsula Press Club, a member of Sons in Retirement Branch 90 and a 10-gallon blood bank donor at Peninsula Memorial Blood Bank. He is survived by his children Kevin Russell, Valerie Russell, Tracy Stoehr and his grandchildren Caleb Hanscom, Catherine and William Stoehr. A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Belmont 10 a.m. Friday, March 21 followed by a private interment. Due to Lent, no flowers please. A public visitation will also be held on Thursday, March 20 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Crippen and Flynn Carlmont Chapel in Belmont.



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