Raymond Russ

Raymond Russ, 89, of South Chatham and formerly of Simsbury, Conn., left this life on May 20, to join his late son, Stephen of Plymouth, Mass.  He leaves behind to mourn him his loving wife of 67 years, Evelyn, and son, Eric (Rhonda) and daughter, Betsy Kerr (Daniel), both of East Hartford, Conn., and daughter-in-law, Ingrid Russ of Plymouth, two granddaughters, and three  great grandsons whom he adored and will miss their Opa.
Raymond was born in New York City, the only child of Erna and Adolf Russ.  He grew up in West Hartford, Conn., where he received his early education, graduating from Wm. H. Hall High School.  He continued his studies in N.Y. at R.C.A. Institutes. Graduating from there he was employed at G.E., Syracuse.  While there he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the Signal Corps in Japan.  After his honorable discharge he returned to G.E. and studied at Syracuse University.
His sources of enjoyment were model railroading and singing.  He and Evelyn met while singing in a Connecticut German choral group and on retiring to the Cape they continued singing in several local groups including Chatham Interfaith Choir, Pilgrim Pops, The Main Street Singers.  He also enjoyed memberships in the German American Club of Cape Cod, Computers for Seniors, The Chatham Music Club and the Marconi Maritime Museum.
There is always music in the garden
but our hearts must be very quiet
to hear it.
Donations in his memory may be made to Marconi Maritime Center, P.O. Box 421, N. Chatham, MA 02650 or Chatham Music Club, http://www.chathammusicclub.org
A graveside service will be held later in Connecticut.