Todd Alan Russ

December 18, 1961 - July 31, 2020

Visitation: Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 4-7 pm; Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills.

Service: Saturday, August 8, 2020, 11 am; Union Dale Cemetery.

Todd Alan Russ

Age 58, of Emsworth, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 31, 2020. Born Dec. 18, 1961, son of the late Frank Robert Russ and Patricia Ann Numer. He was preceded in death by his dear friend, David Connelly. He is survived by his brother Robert R. Russ and partner, Edie Valencia, nieces Zoe and Kira Nishimura-Russ and their mother, Maki Nishimura-Russ. He is also survived by many loving extended family and friends.

Professionally, Todd worked as a System/Web Project Administrator at Advantage Credit Counseling Service and was Owner/Photographer/Artistic Director of Dragonfly Artz. Todd found solace in the arts, where he connected with other artists who would go on to be his lifelong friends. He was a dear brother, devoted uncle, and a true friend to many; imaginative, thoughtful, kind, ingenious, and caring. He had a love of animals, nature, architecture, small towns and out-of-the-way places… …anything that caught his eye was often skillfully captured in his photography. His love and creative spirit will be dearly missed.

Family and friends are welcome Wednesday, August 5th from 4-7 pm at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 8th at 11 am at Union Dale Cemetery, where Todd will be buried with his mother. (Enter at the stone gate on the corner of Brighton Road and Marshall Avenue)

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Todd’s name to:

National Aviary – Vital Care Efforts:
Phipps Conservatory –
City Theatre – Individual Giving:

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  • Jeff Junkins

    Todd, such a gentle, kind soul.
    You’ll always make me think that when the world seems harsh, divided and sad. There are people like you who made the world better, through kindness, generosity and love. The gifts that make life beautiful and worth living. Until we meet again my friend.
    My deepest sympathy to all Todd’s family and friends.

  • Gary Prischak

    You were my best friend and we did so much together early on in our friendship. I will miss you and I programming into the early hours of the morning and tincuring with electronics projects for others. Love and miss you dude.

  • Robert Mushinsky

    I will truly miss you

  • Mary Ellen Passione

    Oh Todd, you were my childhood best friend. When we reconnected at Home Depot I recognized you by your gentle eyes. I will miss your beautiful Facebook photos. Rest in sweetest peace my friend.

  • susan minor

    Hey,..Me , you and Billy were the 3 musketeers….. Always separated in church with gram-ma cause we laughed so much… All the pets we had, frogs , turtles , 42 mice..The space ship in the back yard…aww, the good old days…You left us to turn 59 alone….bye Todd….Miss ya already………

  • Nancy Tichenor

    I just talked to you about being in the hospital, you were so upbeat about just taking care of business. Now your gone just like that. You will be missed along with all you photos. Till we meet again.


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