Russell L. Sammons
June 14, 1933 – March 19, 2021
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Russell Lloyd Sammons
Colerain — In the presence of his loving family, Russell Sammons passed away at home on March 19, 2021 at the age of 87. Russell is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Margaret, and his sisters Arlene Sammons and Geraldine Stantz as well as his children Mark (Heather), Beth (David) Oliverio, and Eric (Suzan). He will be fondly remembered also by his grandchildren Anna Sammons, Rachel Oliverio, Lucy Sammons, Derek Oliverio, Maria Sammons, Peter Russell Sammons, Luke Oliverio, Hope Sammons, Madeline Sammons, and Lydia Sammons.
Russell graduated from Berea College in 1955 and served in the U.S. Army for two years, including a deployment in Italy. He earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of Cincinnati and went on to dedicate his professional career to Northwest Local School District as a teacher, principal, personnel director and, finally, superintendent from 1981–1995.
Russell was a 58-year member of Groesbeck United Methodist Church, where his visitation and funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 27. Visitation begins at 9:30 with the funeral service following at 10:30. Condolences at hodappfuneralhome.com
Memorial donations may be made to S.O.N. Ministries of Groesbeck United Methodist Church.