Russell ‘Russ’ Farrington

Russell “Russ” Farrington, 54, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away Nov. 20, 2013, after a battle with cancer.

Born at Mary Rutan Hospital on Dec. 13, 1958, to Doris Farrington of Bellefontaine and the late Russell Farrington, he also was preceded in death by an infant sister, Debbie.

Russ is also survived by a sister, Julia (Mike) Moore and a brother, Rick (Gail) Farrington, all of Bellefontaine; a nephew Josh Farrington of Urbana; a niece, Kaci Stocksdale of Bellefontaine; great-nephews Xavier, Eastham and Jace; great-niece Rylee, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A 1978 graduate of Bellefontaine High School, Russ worked a few years at Copeland Corp. in Sidney before moving to Bradenton, Fla., where he worked as a press operator for the Bradenton Herald newspaper.

At Russ’ request, his body will be cremated and ashes dispersed over the Gulf of Mexico. No services are planned.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.