After a lengthy battle with cancer, Russell Edward Conn passed away peacefully on May 11, 2018 in Pembroke Pines, FL at the age of 63. He leaves behind his loving Son and Daughter; Russell Everett Conn and Katrina L Conn.
Russ was born on August 30, 1954 in Washington DC, to father Russell Eugene Conn and mother Helen Conn. He grew up in a loving military family and spent a lot of his adolescence in Germany. In school, he skipped 2 years ahead and was enrolled in college full time at 16, he excelled in Math and IT, and graduated with honors from the University of Ohio with a degree in Computer Sciences in 1975 at 21 years old.
He expressed immense satisfaction with his career experiences at Jackson Health Systems as a Systems Analyst. He valued his family and close relationships; but the accomplishment he was most proud of was his perseverance in providing for the best life and opportunities for his children, who will be eternally grateful for all of the sacrifices he made.
He lived an eventful life, with many ups and downs but looked back fondly and felt at ease with his life's choices and that he completed the goal of providing for his children.
Russ is survived by his children, Russell and Katrina Conn. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Joyce, who died in early childhood. Russ requested to be cremated.
There will be a memorial service at Fred Hunter on Saturday May 19 from 3-5p. Following, His ashes will be interred at the family plot in Russellville, Ohio at Linwood Cemetery.
Wish you made it through to fathers day
It was 46 years ago. I met Russ at Ohio State in the German Suite in Lincoln tower. The next year we lived in the German House on 15th avenue.
I have lots of memories of Russ. But, most notably, he and I learned to play duplicate bridge together. He was a very bright person, always beating me in Stratego. But having a fit when we played double-board Risk games.
We never touched base after 1976 or 77. I just happened to google and found that he had died. I wish we could have connected before that happened. (And my birthday is on August 29.)
You have my deepest sympathies for your loss. Richard Comstock @ [email protected]
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