Gary Lloyd Russell

March 24, 1963December 31, 2018
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On Monday, December 31, 2018, Gary Lloyd Russell of Elkridge, MD. Beloved husband of Sandra " Sandy" D. Russell, loving father of Stephanie L. McClung and her husband Russell and William J. Russell. Brother of JoAnn Wargo, Nancy Cannady, Marlene Hebenstreit, Kevin Russell and the late Marty Russell. He is also survived by his grandson Lucas C. McClung and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc., 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075 ( exit 6 off Rt. 100 south) on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm where a Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, MD. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his name to .


  • Sandra "Sandy" D. Russell, Wife
  • Stephanie L. Mc Clung & her husband Russell, Daughter
  • William J. Russell, Son
  • JoAnn Wargo, Sister
  • Nancy Cannady, Sister
  • Marlene Hebenstreit, Sister
  • Kevin Russell, Brother
  • LATE Marty Russell, Brother
  • Lucas C. McClung, Grandson
  • many nieces & nephews, others


  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Committal Service & Interment Friday, January 4, 2019

Gary Lloyd Russell

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Robert Rupp

January 13, 2019

Gary was fine gentleman. My wife and I watched as he and Sandra courted, married and raised their children. His memory will always remain close to my heart. With love to Sandra and family.

Russ McClung

January 6, 2019

Gary, I just want to thank you for being the best father-in-law anyone could ask for. Since the first day we met, you and Sandy have always treated me with kindness. You've always been someone to converse with and would go out of your way to extend your hospitality to those around you. Stefanie, Lucas and I miss you greatly. I gave you my word before but I'll give it to you again... I promise I will take care of Stefanie and now your grandson Lucas, and we will do the best we can to help your family. Rest in peace, Gary.

Kay Lewis

January 5, 2019

Sandy and Family,

My sincerest condolences for your loss. It is my hope that you will be comforted by God's mercy in the coming days, weeks, months and years. "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal." God Bless you all.

Kay Lewis

Joey Hebenstreit

January 3, 2019

My heart goes out to Sandy, Stefanie, William, and all of Gary's siblings. I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed our "family reunions" and spending time with Gary. I remember as a kid, my uncle Gary and my uncle Kevin taking me to the arcade. It was never a dull moment with those two. :) Please take care and you all will be in my thoughts during this difficult time. Joey.

Pamela Degnan

January 3, 2019

Dear Sandra and Family,

Our family extends our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your beloved, Gary.

We are glad that we had the good fortune to know Gary, you, your children, when we would get together at family gatherings at your Mom and Dad's home. We also look back on those joyous Christmas Eve's when all of you would join us for fun and laughter.

Our prayers are with you, Sandra, and all the family. Peace Be.

Love, Mike, Pam and Erin

Nicole and Josh Davis

January 3, 2019

It will not be the same not seeing Gary's smiling face in the neighborhood. Our two-year-old son, Talan, is so fond of Gary and Sandy. Every time he would see them on their daily walks, he would run up to them and hug them and Gary would lift Talan up over his head and my son would just smile and giggle. When Gary would wash his truck, Talan would run over and tell me he was helping Gary; Gary would spray water in the driveway for Talan to jump and splash in.

Sandy, our hearts ache for you. We are so sorry for your loss and please know, if you need anything whatsoever, we are just two doors away.

Rusty Sather

January 3, 2019

I will miss you, Gary. You were a wonderful brother-in-law, uncle to my sons and son-in-law to Sandy's parents. You were a man who deeply loved his children and family. You were kind, honest, loyal and true. But mostly, I will always remember and honor you for the lifetime of love and caring you shared with my sister. I will never forget you. God bless you. Rusty

Stacy Russell

January 2, 2019

Kevin and I and Sandy and Gary we did a lot of fun things together the beach,skiing, watching the Redskin games!The kids grew up together and we always spent the holidays with each other, great family memories! We will truly miss you Gary! Kevin will not be the same without you!😢 we will always be thinking about you ❤️ And we will make sure that Sandy is well taking care of! Love you Gary R.I.P. always in our heart❤️❤️❤️

Kevin Russell

January 2, 2019

Gary was my Twin brother and we were only 5 minutes apart but I always called him my little brother , even though he was bigger then me. He was my other half and it’s going to be so hard to live without him. I remember him always wanting to try new things and I was always hesitated but I would follow his lead which me a better person , so glad for that. As we both grew up , we ended up doing the same career , Steamfitting. We worked together almost our whole career side by side. It’s going to be soooo hard without him. He was my best bud and best friend, we did everything together. I will truly miss him tell the day I die. Love 💕 you so much G . Go have fun with Dad , Marty , Bob and Denny and we will see you soon . You will always be with me from now and forever in my heart. I will never forget you. Go in peace and I will see you on the other side. LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!!❤️ . Kev

Ola Kamel

January 2, 2019

Dear Sandy,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I am praying for strength and comfort for you as you cope with this loss.
Ola Kamel