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TROUT CREEK Russell Wayne Thurston, 58, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2017, and entered into the arms of God.
Russell was born Sept. 21, 1959, at The Hospital in Sidney, to Kenneth B. and Ferral Dean Thurston.
He attended Sidney Central School and Unatego Junior-Senior High School.
He served in the Marine Corps and later attended Coastal Carolina Community College.
Russell married Brenda Biedekapp on May 23, 2000, in Cooperstown. She predeceased him on May 6, 2016.
He was also predeceased by his mother, Ferral Dean Thurston; sister-in-law, Daryl (Jones) Thurston; and father-in-law, Wilbur I. Biedekapp.
He is survived by his father, Kenneth B. Thurston Sr.; mother-in-law, Sandra and her husband, Paul Bartholomew; and Lori Constable Thurston, the mother of his children. His children, Sheryl Oglesby and daughters, Abigail, Julia and Gracie; Melissa Sherraden (Shawn) and daughter, Adeline; and Michael Thurston (Katie) and sons, Connor, Roman and Henry, survive him. He is also survived by his brothers, Kenneth B. Thurston Jr. and Steven David Thurston (Donna) and sisters, Lynne Althea Shanks (Daniel), Mary Ellen Harageones (Jim); his beloved dog, Shadow; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the Northfield Baptist Church for many years. He was employed by ARC of Delaware County for the past several years.
Calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock. A graveside service will immediately follow in Riverview Cemetery, Hancock, with military honors, where Russ will be buried next to his wife.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trout Creek Fire Department, County Route 27, County Road 27, Trout Creek, NY 13847.
Arrangements by Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock.
Published on October 13, 2017
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