Dorothy Russ

May 9, 1936April 1, 2021

May 9th, 1936 – April 1st, 2021

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Dorothy (Dot) Theresa Russ passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 1st, 2021 at the age of 84 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children Mark Russ, Jay (Karen) Russ, John Russ, and Michelle (George) Greenaway; grandchildren: Scott Wells, Sandra Jones, Brittney McNamara and Tyler Greenaway as well as her great grandchildren Zachary and Matthew Jones, Dalton Greenaway, Holden McNamara and Olivia Wells; as well as numerous relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 29 years, George Russ; and her first born son George Russ.

Dot was born in New Jersey to parents Doris and John MacArthur. She was the 2nd born of 6 children. She met the love of her life, George when she was 16 years old at Penn Station where she worked at the ice cream parlor. They married in 1954 and had 5 beautiful children together who they raised in Elizabeth before moving to Barnegat in 1978.

In her later years, she was best known as “Grandma Dot” and most loved caring for her grandchildren, going to BINGO, playing slots in Atlantic City, and spending time with loved ones. She will be missed dearly by all.

The family will privately say goodbye on Wednesday, April 7th 2021. Dorothy will be buried next to her husband in Ocean County Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at a later date.

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The Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Dorothy Russ

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Liesje Marie & Family Greenway/Fennimore

April 9, 2021

Amazing lady & Wonderful BLESSED FAMILY LIFE. GRANDMA DOT will live on forever in our hearts 🌄