Forrest W. Russell, Korean War vet, Swisher retiree

By on January 8, 2014

Forrest W. Russell

Forrest W. Russell

Forrest W. Russell, 84, of Ephrata, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

He was born in Union, S.C. to the late Jake and Mattie (Goodenough) Russell.

Forrest served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a tobacco salesman for Swisher International, before his retirement in June 1994. Forrest enjoyed fishing and playing billiards in his early years.

Forrest is survived by a son: Forrest W. Russell Jr. of Manheim; two daughters: Cathy L., wife of Robert Jones of Columbia; Patti J., wife of Thomas Brubaker of Manheim; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons; a brother: Jake Russell of Callao, Va. and two sisters: Tersie Wright of Manassas, Va. and Virginia Moore of Manheim.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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