Obituary, Kevin D. Russell

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Clinton Corners – Kevin D. Russell, 67 of Clinton Corners, passed away at Vassar Brothers Medical Center on March 16, 2022, after a brief illness. Kevin was born in Poughkeepsie to Donald E. and Margaret Russell on March 17, 1954.
After graduating from Arlington High School in 1972 he worked in his family’s oil business, Harvey Russell and Sons. He also worked at IBM for several years before returning to the oil business working at Bacu Fuel and Bottini Fuel until his retirement in 2019. On November 17, 1989, Kevin married Peggy DiGregorio who survives him at home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by their son Jeffrey Russell and his wife Briana of Poughkeepsie, Stepdaughter Jennifer DiGregorio and her fiancé Eugene of Tivoli, Stepson Joe DiGregorio and his wife Megan of Poughkeepsie. Kevin is survived by his sister Karen Lansing-White and her husband Paul of Elizaville. Grandchildren Joey, Ashley, Emilee, Gianna, Anthony and Jaxon, several nieces and nephews.
Kevin was predeceased by his brother Bruce Russell and his parents Donald and Margaret Russell.
Kevin enjoyed taking motorcycle trips with his son Jeffrey, vacations with his family to Myrtle Beach and bear hunting trips to Canada with his close friend and brother-in-law, Jim Nemes.
Kevin was an active life member of the East Clinton Fire Department. He held all line officer positions including Chief of the Department. He was also past President and District Commissioner of the company. He was currently second assistant chief, (though his call response was a distant second to long time friend Don Estes). He received numerous awards including the Chief’s Award, Poppa John Award, firefighter of the year and top responder awards. He also was a member for many years in Pleasant Valley Fire Department. He served as a company trustee and received the Mills-Tompkins Award. He remains an associate member of the department.
Donations may be made in Kevin’s memory to Clinton Volunteer Fire Department or Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church. Private services for Kevin will be held at the convenience of the family.

Author: Harlem Valley News