Russell William Smith, 54, of Broadway, Whitehall, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Albany, following a short illness.
He was born in Granville on April 25, 1954.
He attended Whitehall High School and was a U. S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is predeceased by his brother, Terry Kilmer.
He is survived by his mother, Betty (Plisko) Kilmer of Whitehall, special aunt, Mary Ellis of Granville and cousin, Debby Straub of Granville; sister-in-law, Pam Kilmer of Whitehall and nephews, Ray Kilmer of Whitehall and Scott McLaughlin stationed in Iraq and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be private.
Interment will be in the spring in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy made take a form of a donation in Russell’s name to Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 9 Wheeler Avenue, Whitehall, New York 12887
Arrangements are under the direction of the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams Street, Whitehall, NY.