Russell Raymond Booth, Sr., 97, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, June 6, 2016. He was born May 5, 1919 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Louis and Anne Crossland Booth. He was the husband of the late Minnie Mattie Coulson Booth who died September 21, 2010. They were married for 64 years. Russell was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church, and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. He retired from US Steel Clairton Works in 1981 and was a US Army Corps of Engineers Veteran of WWII. Russell enjoyed building both remote control and model airplanes.
He was also an avid gardener and fisherman. He is survived by his sons, Russell Raymond (Dawn) Booth, Jr., and Brian Lynn (Michelle) Booth of Elizabeth Township and Gary Alan (Holly) Booth of Orlando, FL, daughters, Doris B. (Paul) Fannin of Apopka, FL, and Bonnie Rae (James) Morningstar of Ashland, KY, 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Arthur and Alan Booth and son-in-law, Crockett Myatt who died July 15, 2011. Friends are welcome from 2-4 and 7-9, Thursday, June 9 at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (Drew J. Gilbert-Director). Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, June 10, at 10:00 am with The Rev. Edwin Pope, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published June 06, 2016.