OBITUARY

Alice Graham Russell

August 16, 1922June 6, 2021
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Russell, Alice Graham, of Clearwater, passed away June 6, 2021. She led a long and full life, passing at 98. She was born in 1922 in Columbus, OH. She moved to Piqua, OH in 1929, then in 1935 moved to Detroit, MI. After two years in Detroit, she traveled to Muskegun, MI and then back to Columbus in 1940. She attended Ohio State University from 1941 to1944 where she graduated in three years with a BA degree – Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Chi Delta Phi (creative writing honorary) She enrolled in the Traphagan School of Fashion in New York for 1 ½ years. She worked in Children’s custom clothing and then women’s custom clothes at Mainbocher (NYC) ; then into a wholesale buying office at MacRae & Smith (NYC). She married Philip Conti, a womens coat manufacturer on October 1, 1949. They rented an apartment in Englewood, NJ and then built a home in Tenafly, NJ in the fall of 1951, where they lived until November 1981. The couple then retired to Palm Harbor, FL where Philip unfortunately passed in 1982. She remarried Mark Russell on November 27, 1982 and moved to Clearwater, FL. Since 11 years of age she has been a member of the Presbyterian Church and presently of the Northwood Presbyterian Church. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her son, Edward Conti and step-son, Terence Russell

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • Reception

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Shirley Lewis

June 16, 2021

Alice was a loyal friend, talented in many areas, and a world traveler. She was determined to reach her 100th birthday and almost made it. We shared a fashion fabric shopping trip to New York City, a girls trip to West Palm Beach and Micanopy, FL plus dozens of birthday luncheons through the years. Our monthly Upwords game was anticipated and more often than not, Alice would win. She will be missed as a loyal friend, dinner companion and beautifully dressed every day. Shirley P. Lewis





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