Russell C. Foust, Sr., age 82, of White Oak, died September 25, 2022, at Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon. Born July 19, 1940, in Latrobe, PA, he was the son of the late Harry R. and Rachel (Clair) Foust and the husband of Alice (Kocher) Foust for 51 years.
Russ retired from Laidlaw Transit, where he was a mechanic and driver. Before that, he worked at Westinghouse Electrical Corp. and Lockhart, where he was a machinist and crane operator at both places until they each went out of business. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 205 and 601 Electrical Workers Union. Russ was a member of the Faith Bible Baptist Church of Wilkins Twp. He was a lifelong member of the Rainbow Volunteer Fire Co. of White Oak. Russ took great pride in being able to help provide safety and peace of mind to his community. He enjoyed camping, cars, and, most of all, being a mechanic.
In addition to his wife, Russ is survived by his children, Russell C. Foust, Jr., of Monongahela, Daniel (Diane) Foust of Monongahela, Deborah (Jacob) Geyer of Irwin, Kenneth Foust of Monongahela, and Brian (Shannon) Foust of Irwin; grandchildren, Ali, Sara, Kaylee, Jacob, Anthony, Landon, and Joshua; great-granddaughters, Gabrielle and Olivia.
Along with his parents, Russ was also preceded in death by his siblings, Theodore Foust and Donna Lynn Foust.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Committal prayers and burial will follow in Monongahela Cemetery of Braddock.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor
Originally published September 26, 2022.