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David Ward Russell

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. -- David Ward Russell, 81, of Grosse Pointe Park died Thursday (May 22, 2003).

He was born in Nebraska and graduated from McCook High School in 1939, and from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor's and master's degree He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was employed as a research pharmacologist for 37 years at Parke-Davis. He was also the manager of the Detroit Racquet Club. He is survived by his wife, Gretchen; his daughters, Jeanne Russell and Sally Roach; his son, David M. Russell; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 28, at Christ Church in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Interment was in the Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the McCook Education Foundation c/o Al Cuellar, 703 W 3rd St., McCook, NE 69001 or to the Van Elslander Cancer Center, 19229 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.

Announcement courtesy of Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.