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Anthony J. Russ


Anthony J. Russ, 47, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 4, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 23, 1969 in Harrisburg and was the loving son of the late Lewis Russ Sr.

Anthony loved to play guitar, get tattoos and draw. He used his great talent for drawing to be a tattoo artist. He also loved children, but his greatest love was spending time with his family. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Notre Dame and the Steelers.

In addition to his father, Anthony was preceded in death by three brothers, Lewis Russ Jr., Jim Russ and Steve Eckert.

Anthony is survived by his wife of three years, Kelly (Hahn) Russ, who was also his high school sweetheart; three sons, Tyler, Brett and Collin Russ; daughter, Breanna Russ (Madi); a bonus son, Kory Hahn (Alyssa); bonus daughters, Kaycie Quaca (Zach), Karly Quaca; brothers, Mike Russ, Nicholas Russ (Patty) and Howard Fuhrman; sisters, Dolores Russ, Lindee Stalter, Bonnie Simpson, Carmela Swartz, Charmaine Eckert and April Karaki; six grandchildren, Ava, Konner, Dahlia, Lucas, Kinsley and Olive; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

At Tony’s wishes there will be no services. He would like to have everyone celebrate his memories and love of life, as he would have done.

Memorial contributions may be made in Tony’s name to: Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc, 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111, Pitties.Love.Peace, Inc., P.O. Box 534, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057 with the funeral arrangements.

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