Russ Marttila

April 10, 1961April 25, 2021

Russell Mark Marttila, Sr. of Casselberry, FL passed away on April 25, 2021 at the age of 60 years. He was born on April 10, 1961 in Ishpeming, MI, to Darlene and the late Bernard Marttila; but, was brought up, along with Darlene, by his stepfather, Doug las Tackett. Most of his career involved anything to do with cars and providing service to customers who needed help with their cars. “Customer First” was something you could always count on if he was helping you. His hobbies were fishing, sports (Go Bucs and Big Blue), NASCAR, and tinkering around vehicles of any kind. Russ was preceded in death by his brother, Bernie, and sister, Meladie. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Leah, and his son Russell, Jr.; also by his parents, Darlene and Doug Tackett of Tampa, FL; brothers, Daniel of Tampa, FL and Steve (Donna) of Levittown, PA; and sister Debra Boltersdorf (William) of Levittown, PA. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. The last two years have been a challenge for Russ health-wise. He is out of pain now and free to be the energetic person he once was. No services will be held at his request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered in the online guestbook below.


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Jan Korntved

May 11, 2021

I'm sad that I only remember Russell as a small child. Still, I would have recognized his adult self anywhere.

From the tributes I read, it sounds like he grew into a fine, caring man. Someone mentioned his infectious laugh. I think he inherited that from from his dad, Bernie.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences to all of you who loved Russ.

Jan, Russell's cousin

Bill Keeffe

May 8, 2021

Going to miss Russ being around. Russ was one of the reasons I took a PT job at PepBoys. Always fun to joke around with. God bless.

Steffan Manzo

May 6, 2021

I have many memories of you Uncle Russ but my favorite one is from 2 years ago when me and my fiancé who is now my wife surprised you by visiting you at your home, that was one of the best days of my life,the smile on your face and the joy you brought to us will never be forgotten. I was very lucky to not only have you as an uncle but as a godfather. My boys never had the pleasure to meet you but I will make sure they know how much you loved them. Rest easy uncle Russ! We love you and miss you!!

Nina Manzo

May 5, 2021

My fondest memory of Uncle Russ was when he lived in PA. I discovered my love of music from him and Uncle Steve. When I was a little girl and we would go over to visit. He had the coolest albums and would play them. Bruce Springsteen was one I particularly remembered. I just thought you were the coolest uncle!! You will greatly be missed and forever in my heart. Love you, your neice Nina

Tiffany Schmidt

May 5, 2021

When I think of Uncle Russ, I can't help but think of his smile and his contagious laugh! I will hold dearly the special memory I have from when I was in high school. We live up North and didn't get to see Uncle Russ often but when he found out I was coming down to Florida for the National Cheerleading Championships, he jumped at the chance to be there! When I performed with my team, I spotted him right away smiling so big in the stands and heard him cheering! It meant so much to have family there supporting me. He got to see us go on to be National Champions! As teenagers we don't really realize just how special things like this really are until they are a memory. I wish for just one more moment where I could see Uncle Russ smiling in the stands but I know with all my heart that he is smiling down on all of his dear ones now and is cheering everyone on from the clouds! You'll be so missed Uncle Russ. Thank you for being everyone's cheerleader!