Russell Thomas Case, 78, of Clearwater, passed away on December 11, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Mary, children Vicki (Bruce) Besack, Sheri Carter, Kevin (Marie) Case, Karin Case. Grandchildren Shelise Fillers, Jordanne Case, Spencer Robinson, Dakota Besack, Jacob Walters, Joshua Walters and Tanner Carter. Great Grandchildren Mikaila Holloway, Carter Widua, Samantha Fillers, Camden Widua, Emily McFarland. Sister Elli Charneia and many niece, nephews, sisters in law, and brothers in law.
Born in Chicago, IL on February 23, 1941. He attended St. Rita’s catholic high school and after graduation joined the Navy. Served his country from 1959 to 1979 and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. While in the navy Russ also worked towards his Bachelor’s in Science, earning it after retirement from Eckerd College. He continued his education and received a Master’s Degree from FIT. This dedication to completing the task and hard work was passed on to his children. He helped them complete their dreams of attending college or focusing on a career.
Russ was a loving husband to Mary since June 15, 1963. One of the most memorable of the many family road trips was the summer of 1976 when he drove through over 20 states and planned for his family to be in Washington DC for the July 4, 1976 bicentennial celebration. His love of his country and family will be forever engraved in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Lung Association.
Visitation: at Taylor Funeral Home on Monday December 16th from 6 to 8 pm.
Mass: at St. Cecelia Catholic Church on Wednesday 18th at 10:30 am.
St. Cecelia Catholic Church is located at: 820 Jasmine Way, Clearwater, FL. 33756.