George Alan Russell

September 21, 2022

George Alan Russell, 65, of Lafayette, Ind., passed away on September 21, 2022 at his residence.  He was born on May 10, 1957 in Malone, NY to Lester George and Dorothy Anna (Hayle) Russell.  He married Paula J. Underwood on June 8, 1991 in Lafayette and she survives.

George was a 1975 graduate of Franklin Academy High School in Malone, NY.  He was a metal finisher at Alcoa/Arconic for 39 ½ years, retiring on May 1, 2019.  He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Lafayette. He was avid fan of Cubs baseball, IU and Syracuse basketball and football, and Montreal Canadian Hockey.  He also enjoyed bowling and weather watching and was a fan of the Weather Channel.

Visitation and Services

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort. Keegan Sharp will officiate. Friends may visit 12 Noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery in Frankfort. Memorial donations may be made to the One80 Recovery Resources, 187 Roy Scott Parkway, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

wife: Paula J. Russell of Lafayette, Ind., sons: Jason Allen (Jillian) Russell of Watertown, NY, Christopher George Russell of Watertown, NY, Samuel Paul Russell (Caitlin Fox) of Chicago, IL, daughter: Sarah Martin (Matt) Beaman of Carthage, NY and 6 grandchildren.

Preceded by:

his parents, brother: Eddy, and sisters: Laura and Tammy.


Leave your Condolences

16 Condolences for “George Alan Russell”

  1. Beth Keeney September 21, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    So sorry about the passing of your dear husband, Paula. Prayers for you and your family in the days ahead.

  2. Robert Branstetter September 21, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss. George and I worked for many many years at Alcoa until his retirement. One of the best people I’ve had the opportunity to work with great sense of humor always talking about his wife and sons. Always smiling

  3. Kim Kiser September 21, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    George. Thinking of you warms my heart. Makes me smile. Your kindness had no boundaries. Paula and George is one word to me and always will be. Those who spend time with your beautiful family will see parts of you in their laugh and their kind ways. I cherish the time I spent with you in Indiana. You are eternally loved my friend. Rest peacefully.

  4. Jan Gillam September 22, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Tony and I are sorry for your lost. We are praying for you all. George was a beautiful person, caring and willing to help out all the time. Loved having him in our life’s. The Russell family have faith stay strong…George is in peace and watch over you all. May God be with you all! Jan and Tony

  5. John Zufall September 22, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Very sorry, George was a truly good person. He bowled with my father for many years, as my father’s eyesight deteriorated, George made sure he could continue to bowl. And for that I am forever in his debt.
    Thank you George…RIP

  6. Janel Allen September 23, 2022 at 2:29 am

    Paula, I’m so sorry. I could see your love for George was one of a kind. May God keep you, and comfort you as you go through this grieving process.

  7. Laurie Studebaker September 23, 2022 at 8:19 am

    Paula, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel God’s loving peace at this difficult time.

  8. Patti Tupia September 23, 2022 at 10:10 am

    Our deepest condolences to the family.. rest in peace George

  9. John and Sharon Childs September 23, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Paula and Family, sorry to hear of George passing, George and I worked together for years at Alcoa, Massena, NY. We played softball together on our D Crew Team. He was like a Pro in softball, one of the best to work with and have as a Friend. Also, One of the best PotRoom workers to know. All that new him will miss him because of the way he was. Prayers for you and your Family, RIP George.

  10. Monica Skibbe September 24, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know I am holding you and your family up in prayer as you go through this difficult time.

  11. Jim and Jeanie VanSchepen September 24, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Paula – so very sorry to hear of your loss – sending many hugs and prayers.

  12. Larry Martin September 25, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    Michaelle and I are so sorry to hear the passing of George. He sure is a great man in many ways. Many thoughts and prayers for you and your family as you go through these difficult times. God bless you all.
    Larry and Michaelle Martin

  13. Mike Ingram September 25, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Remember the poem about one set of footprints. Well that’s what you see now with you. Jesus is carrying you now and through your time of grieving, for however much time it takes.

  14. Marcia Wien September 26, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Paula and family, may your beautiful memories guide you through this difficult time.

  15. Kristin Taylor September 27, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Paula, I am so very sorry to hear of George’s passing. You have all been in my prayers and will continue to be. May his memories give you comfort and peace.

  16. Viki Taylor September 27, 2022 at 10:29 am

    My heart goes out to you and your family. May your fond memories carry you through this sad time.

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