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Lillian A. Russ


Lillian A. Russ, 84, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at her home.

She was born on October 6, 1935 in Middletown and was the daughter of the late John and Blanche (Pachesnik) Correll.

Lillian was retired from Dauphin County, where she was a Night Court Clerk. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and cooking. She also loved playing and watching tennis.

In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Russ Jr. and a brother, Joseph Correll.

She is survived by her two loving children, Toniann Blouch and her husband Kenneth and Joseph D. Russ and his wife Laura, both of Middletown; two sisters, Helen Granger and Patricia Varankar and her husband Vincent, both of Middletown; a brother, John Correll and his wife Sharyn of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; five grandchildren, Kenny Blouch, Danny Blouch and his wife Maria, Bobby Blouch, Samantha Dockery and her husband Charlie, and Leila Russ; three great-grandchildren, Delaney Dockery, Nicholas Dockery and Emilia Dockery; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Race and Conewago Sts., Middletown, with the Rev. Fr. Ted Keating as celebrant. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of mass, Friday in the narthex of the church.

Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Middletown.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown to handle the funeral arrangements.

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