In Memory of Edward A. Russell

February 20, 1959 - May 21, 2024

Resided in Utica, NY


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Mr. Edward A. Russell of Yorkville, N.Y., passed away in the early morning hours of May 21, 2024, at Wynn Hospital in Utica N.Y., with his loving brother and family friend by his side.

Ed was born in Utica on February 20, 1959. The youngest son of Dean W. Russell Sr. and Evelyn A. (Comello) Russell. Ed was raised in West Utica and educated in the Utica school district.

On August 18, 2007, Ed was united in holy matrimony with Ms. Scheletta Sewell at the Eastwood Baptist church in Syracuse NY.

Ed ( Eddie ) is survived by his three Brothers, James F. Taylor of Win-lock WA ; Bill and Meg Russell Of New Brunswick Canada ; Dean W. Russell / Maribell Rodriguez of Clinton NY ; Sister in law Darlyne M. Russell of Utica NY ;
His Wife Scheletta and her children ; Daughters, Schemica Sewell, Schelmita Sewell, and their children ; Daughter Scharifa Sewell ; Son Horzina Sewell and daughter, and son Zachariah Sewell , all of Syracuse NY ; Along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ed was predeceased by his parents Dean Sr. and Evelyn Russell ; Sisters, Adrianne A. Dousharm and Joanne Farber.

Ed was employed by Darman Manufacturing of Utica NY for 45 years as a Machinist/Press Operator. He loved working at Darman and mentoring the new employees. We cannot express our heartfelt thanks for all that Darman Mfg. has done for Ed in his times of need. Darman is truly a very special company that considers all its employees a part of the Darman Family!

It was at Darman where Ed took under his wing a young man new to the USA from Myanmar (Burma), along with his family. Ed helped him with learning English and all about the job at Darman and all the new things to learn in his new country. They soon became best friends for the last ten years. His name is Gay Thin and he was a very special friend that was always there for Ed as Ed was for him, right till Ed's final hours. They, along with Gay Thin's family, enjoyed many happy times.

Ed enjoyed going to Vernon Downs Horse Track with lifelong friend Norman Lindfield, and various other racetracks. Ed and his wife also enjoyed going to the Turning Stone Casino with Scheletta’s mother Ruby.

In Ed's younger years we spent many great times at the family camp in Hinckley NY, Hunting and fishing with our brother Jim. Riding our minibikes and dirt bikes through the woods, driving our lot cars round and round on our mini racetrack, snowmobiling in the winter, enjoying family get togethers at the camp. Spending summers with our brother Bill from Canada, the family would drive to Canada each summer to bring him here and back when it was time for school to start. Going to our sisters Adrianne's and Joanne's where the family would all be together was another great time for us all.

In keeping with Ed's wishes there will be no calling hours or service. Instead, the family will be holding a Celebration of Life ceremony at a future date. Also, in keeping with Ed's wishes his ashes will be spread at the designated place that he had chosen. The family will be in contact with the place, time and date.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.

For online expressions of sympathy go to fwefh.com.