George Russell Sr., Retired postal foreman

December 15, 1990

Services for George L. Russell Sr., a retired foreman at the main post office in Baltimore, will be held at noon Tuesday at the Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1130 W. Lexington St.

Mr. Russell, who was 93 and lived on Wildwood Parkway, died yesterday of cancer at the Joseph Richey Hospice.

He retired in 1965 after 47 years with the postal service.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from Douglass High School and Coppin State College. He taught briefly at Coppin.

A former president of the Baltimore Chapter of the National Alliance of Postal Employees, he also was treasurer of the Baltimore Postal Beneficial Association.

He belonged to the Druid Hill Avenue YMCA, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Mount Horeb Lodge of the Prince Hall Masons, in which he was a member of the 33rd degree.

At Allen A.M.E. Church, he taught Sunday school and was president of the usher board and secretary and vice chairman of the trustees.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Marie Short; two sons, George L. Russell Jr., former city solicitor and former judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore (now the Circuit Court), and Charles Russell; a daughter, Helen Quarles; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

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