Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road


JAMES R. RUSSELL. Age 71. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Tyler). Dear son of the late Mary (nee Mansell) and Howard P. Russell. Loving father of Kathleen Wedig (Doug), Marie Elena, Maureen Harper (Greg), Emily Mateo (Kevin), Brendan (Melaina Kampf), Molly (Brian Radway) and Clare Walters (Bill). Beloved grandfather of Kristen, Daniel, Kieran, Sarah, Julia, Jocelyn, Declan, Lorelei, Chloe and Avery. Dear brother of Paul (deceased), Lee, Marie Lipka, Helen Andrews, John and Jude. Dear uncle and friend to many.
Please meet the family at church for the funeral Mass Thursday, September 8 at 11am at St. Wendelin. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or the Cleveland Metroparks. To offer condolences visit

Messages of Condolence

  1. Linda and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

    Angie, Dennis and Devin Headrick

  2. I am so very saddened to hear of your husband and father’s death. Prayers are being said for the strength to get you through this great loss. Thinking fondly back to memories of your dad, he was such a great man.

    Jim & Florence Accardi

  3. Mrs. Russell and Family, I was very saddened to hear this news. Mr. Russell was loved by so many people and will truly be missed. I wish I could make it to the Mass Thursday but I have to work. I will be praying for Mr. Russell and the repose of his soul to Heaven! God Bless The Russell Family <3 +

    Katie and Paul Hancheck

  4. Linda and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. We offer our prayers and support.

    Leo Ocacio and family

  5. I was very sorry to hear about your loss. I hope your family and friends are able to share many stories about Mr. Russell–some touching and some humorous– to assist you through this tough time. Additionally, I’ve found that encouraging friends to talk about Mr. Russell down the road–long after this week’s services–can be helpful as well. Our thoughts are with you.

  6. Linda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss. Gwen Flowers

  7. Mrs. Russell we offer our condolences to you and your entire family. You and Mr. Russell are the greatest parents and have wonderful children. I am sorry for your loss but I hope you hold all your wonderful memories of Mr. Russell in your heart and know that your children and grandchildren in the wonderful family you have built will continue to bring you Joy and Peace. Love, Brian and Cecy

  8. Maureen
    So deeply sorry for your lost, Dad’s are special people.
    I will keep you and your family in my prayers
    God knows his business
    Prayers my friend!
    Lynnie Gertrude

  9. Linda, Brendan & all your children + Lee, and other siblings,

    Does not seem real. Memories of growing up & hanging out at Blessed Sacrament Parish are filling my mind. Regina and I offer you our deepest sympathy and will see you at Jim’s mass

  10. Emily & family
    So sorry for you loss. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to you and your family.

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