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

38 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.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:31 am

      Thank you Beth for your kind words and for your support at George’s visitation. It means so much to have your friendship. Paula

  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

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:33 am

      Thank you Bob for your kind words. George loved his work at Alcoa and took pride in the job that he did there. He did speak of you often. I miss his smile. He was my best friend and living without him is not going to be easy. Please take care and thanks for taking your time to tell me about your relationship with George.

  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.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:36 am

      Kim he loved you so much and I will always cherish our friendship and the many times we have had together with George. He is at rest now and I rejoice knowing that he has eternal peace, but living without his physical presence is difficult. I will see you again one of these days and we are going to laugh and cry and share our many memories of him. I love you my friend.

  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

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:39 am

      Thank you for your kind words. George was always amazed at what Tony could do in and around your house. George always wished he could do some of those things at our home. My faith is strong and I rejoice knowing he is in his heavenly home, but living without his physical presence is difficult. Take care and thanks for your love and support.

  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

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:41 am

      George loved bowling with Roy. I think that is the only reason he quit when Roy could no longer bowl with hi,. He said it wasn’t the same. He loved your parents and always had such good things to say about them. Thank you for reaching out in support. I appreciate your kind words.

  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.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:43 am

      I loved George so much and am finding it difficult to live without his physical presence. We were married 31 years and now he is no longer here with me. I am just sad. I know, or at least I have been told, it gets easier, but right now it is still very painful.
      Thanks you for reaching out to me.

  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.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:44 am

      Thank you for your kind words. Continued prayers are appreciated.

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

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

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:45 am

      Thank you for reaching out to us. George will be missed by so many. I am unsure how I will live without him. I will carry his love in my heart forever.

  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.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:49 am

      Thank you for your kind words and support. I remember coming to your home in NY and your generosity in making us feel at home. George did love his sports and was really good at most of what he did. He was very competitive and enjoyed giving it his all. He loved working at Alcoa and spoke of the pot room often. I still am unsure exactly what happens in the pot room even though he told me many times! He loved and cherished the friendships he made with the NY Alcoa people and always had a special place in his heart for all of you.

  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.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:51 am

      Thank you Monica for your concern, support and most of all your friendship. Prayers are appreciated as this is the most difficult time I have ever lived through in my life. You are a perfect example of how one survives the loss of their spouse and continues to live. I will look to you for guidance and help as this path is not one I wanted to have to take. Thanks for being there for me. I love you.

  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.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:52 am

      Thank you for your support . Prayers are greatly appreciated.

  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

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:55 am

      Thank you for your support and kind words. The flowers you sent were beautiful. George had many memorable moments with you and your family. He enjoyed riding to work with you and shared many stories with me. I appreciate the continued prayers as this is a difficult time. Please know you all are always in my thoughts and prayers.

  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.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:56 am

      Thank you Mike. I need a Jesus to carry me through this because I can’t do it without Him. Thank you for reaching out.

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

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

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:57 am

      Thank you Marcia. I have many great memories and will find comfort in them.

  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.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 11:59 am

      Thank you Kristen for your care and support. I do have many great memories and love looking through my many pictures. I don’t think people realize the comfort you can find when looking at an old photograph—the smiles, the memories from that specific event. It does help. This is a very difficult time for me and I am very sad. Prayers are very much appreciated.

  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.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you Vicki for your support and concern. I know you know this heartache all too well. I am taking each day, one by one, trying to move forward but it is so difficult. My heart is broken.

  17. Pamela A Butz September 27, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Paula, I am so sorry for you & your family’s loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you Pam for your care and support and for coming to George’s service. This has been the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I just feel very sad, but taking each day one by one.

  18. Faith Keller September 28, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and prayers for the whole family!!

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you Faith. It is hard and I am sad. I do know that Michele was waiting for George when he entered those gates of heaven. They had a special relationship. George and I talked about it before his passing. I know it was a difficult day for Dan and the boys because of the memories of Michele’s service but it was so good to see them and feel their support. Your continued prayers are appreciated.

  19. Jeff & Deb Wilcox September 29, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    We are so sorry for you loss, Paula. Reading the condolences below your husband sounds so much like you. Always smiling, kindness with no boundaries, talking about your beautiful family. You two sure were an absolute perfect match. Please know we are thinking of you and Sam. We are sending love and hugs. May the memories you cherish, give you peace.

    • Paula Russell October 3, 2022 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you for your love and support. It means so much. George was the love of my life and my best friend. Living without him isn’t something that I wanted to do, but he was so tired and needed to be released from his earthly life. I rejoice knowing he is in heaven and is free of pain and the cancer is gone, but my heart is very sad. I am just trying to take it one day at a time, but my memories do help provide comfort.

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