Mary G. Russ, 97, of Lake Placid died Tuesday morning, Aug. 13, 2013, at Lake Placid Health Care Center, surrounded by her family.
A native Floridian, Mrs. Russ was born in Sebastian on April 19, 1916, to Lida M. and Oscar M. Gaffaney. A Miami Edison graduate, she retired as a bookkeeper from Shaw Brothers and moved to Lake Placid from Hialeah in 1972. Mrs. Russ enjoyed needle point, crocheting, bingo and a good card game and spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Russ was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Sr., Mrs. Russ is survived by her son Hugh Russ Jr., two grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
A graveside service to celebrate Mrs. Russ’s life was Friday, Aug. 16, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid with Rev. Jerry McCauley officiating.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted with Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid.