OBITUARY

Russell Englot

2 February, 192412 October, 2020

Russell Englot, a longtime resident of Copiague, L.I., died Monday, October 12th, at his home, in the presence of his beloved family; at the age of 96 years.

Russell was born in Nanticoke Township, Pennsylvania to his late parents John Englot and Mary Yatsela. He grew up in Lower Askam, part of a large and loving family. His family today would say that the growing family at that time didn’t have much in material things, but family always came first and love was plentiful.

At the age of 17, Russ joined the Civilian Conservation Corp., and took his very first train ride to Idaho, where he helped to plant trees. He later joined the U.S. Army, serving under General Patton. Russell participated in five major battles, including the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he attended schools for various trades, notably Barbering and Refrigeration Engineering. He and other family members headed to New York where work was available, and he got a job at Kennedy Airport with Pan American Airlines in air conditioning maintenance. He retired after 30 years. He and his future bride, the former Dorothy Fromel, married in 1949 and had two children, Russell and Diane.

Russell enjoyed fishing, just for the pure joy of being on the water. He owned a few boats and he spent much time fishing, clamming and crabbing with friends and family. Off the water, he enjoyed getting together with family at many backyard parties; in which he reveled in the family being together enjoying each other’s company. Russell loved to woodwork, creating toys and benches for family and friends. He was a devout baseball fan – equally an avid Yankee and Met fan. Everyone would say he was a definite ‘people person’, as they all would lovingly call him “Uncle Russ”.

Russell is predeceased by his beloved wife, Dorothy; and his eight siblings – Julia, Pauline, Sue, Helen, Maggie, Betty, Andrew and Joseph. Surviving are his children – his son, Russell and daughter-in-law, Diane; and his daughter, Diane.

Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Thursday, October 15th from 2:00 – 4:30 and 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. At 8:00 pm, the Wake Service will be offered by Father Rev. Olvian N. Popovici. On Friday, the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church, 225 North 4th Street in Lindenhurst. (Please note: the Church enforces strict adherence to the wearing of masks by all visitors). Interment with Military Honors will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

PANDEMIC NOTES: Please note that the funeral home is under, and follows the strict guidelines set by the office of Governor Mario Cuomo. MASKS are required for all visitors at all times in the building; and SOCIAL DISTANCING is enforced. We are limited to 35 guests. Entry to the funeral home will be by ticket, which each guest will receive when they enter the building. Once capacity is reached, no one else will be permitted to enter until others have left. Each visitor will surrender their ticket upon exit. The funeral home is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

BUILDING ENTRY: The Main/front entrance is closed for this period. Please enter through the REAR entrance.

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Myra McManus

October 19, 2020

We are all so sorry to hear about Uncle Russ. We all have wonderful memories of him. When Uncle Russ would come out to Jersey in the summertime, he would come over to my Mom & Dads in Garwood with a sack of long island clams that he caught himself.
Even my little kids would eat them. ....with some cocktail sauce and some lemon. He got such a bang seeing my 2 yr old Jimmy sucking down those fresh clams like a big boy. Then my Mom would get out some water colors and the kids would paint the shells...each one was a treasure ! Then Dad would break out the guitar and Uncle Russ would break out his harmonica and my Mom would sing her heart out !
Dad would finish up with the song "Old Deacon Jones ". Now they will all be together again. What a wonderful reunion that will be. My love to you Russy , Diane & Diane....love you very much. You were all wonderful to your Dad. Love Myra, Henry, Erin,Mike,Christine,Jimmy & my little grandsons.xxxxooo

John Pisarri

October 15, 2020

So very sorry for your loss.
I lost a great Uncle and my barber for a lot of years.
Ready to laugh and drag people into the world he always seem to enjoy.
The three brothers were a joy to be around. They were always the life of our reunions
I am thankful to have been able to share a small slice of his life.
Happy he went peacefully.
I feel your loss but the memories he left are priceless.

Andrea Spiller

October 15, 2020

Uncle Russ and family at my wedding in 2016 :)

Janet Meehan-Noble

October 15, 2020

Uncle Russ 2015 ❤️

Janet Meehan-Noble

October 15, 2020

One of many backyard get togethers :)

Diane Englot

October 14, 2020

Diane Englot

October 14, 2020

Stephen Englot

October 14, 2020

Dear Russ, Diane & Diane:

We send our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved father. We have many fond memories of enjoyable times we spent with Uncle Russ and Aunt Dorothy at their home in Copiague, especially for an occasional weekend visit when our children were very young. They always made us feel loved and part of the family. It's comforting to know he lived an active and rewarding life even into his late 90's.

With much love,
Steve & Maria Englot and family

Irene von Kaszner

October 14, 2020

Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. Our most sincere condolences Irene and Alberto

Janet Meehan-Noble

October 14, 2020

I too had the privilege of having my Uncle Russ as my godfather. Since i was a little girl i can remember his laugh, his big loving hugs and his love of little doggies(as he called them :)) Everyone going to PA on labor day weekends for the church picnic in Nanticoke and meeting up with all of our families- always a favorite weekend! Uncle Russ and Aunt Dorothy dancing the polkas on the church picnic grounds (hope they are doing that again now ;) ) His amazing fresh caught fried flounder he'd cook up when we would come visit. The backyard parties and Christmases spent together. He always brought homemade bread to Christmas dinner (which was loved by all). He did make me a little pink wooden bench with my name on it-Sadly i no longer have it, it got broken :( There are so many more memories and moments, but not enough room to write them all. To all who loved Uncle Russ- I know he loved us all right back!! What a treasure it is to have had him as family!! Love never ends. Till we all meet again... xoxo Janet

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