Kerry M. Russell, 53, founded recruiting firm Kerry M...

May 15, 2001

Kerry M. Russell, 53, founded recruiting firm

Kerry M. Russell, who recruited medical sales personnel and coached youth sports teams, suffered a massive heart attack Thursday while coaching soccer in Cockeysville and died at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 53 and lived in Baldwin.

In 1981, Mr. Russell founded Medical Search Associates, a recruiting company.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Govans and Silver Spring, he was a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville. He received a certificate in computer technology from the Baltimore Institute in 1970.

He coached soccer, baseball and basketball for Fallston Recreation Council in the early 1990s. At the time of his death, he was a coach for the Soccer Club of Baltimore, Baltimore Football Club and St. James Academy.

In 1971, he married Alice L. Carter, who survives him.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 1305 Long Green Pike, Hydes.

He also is survived by a son, Brendan M. Russell of Baldwin; his father, J. Meredith Russell of Port Lucie, Fla.; his mother, Roberta S. Russell of Germantown; and two sisters, Kathleen R. Fritz of Sterling, Va., and Ann S. Aragon of Gaithersburg.

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