Robert Richard Russell

December 29, 1963April 19, 2021

Robert Russell aka Ozoner, age 57, passed away on April 19, 2021in Middletown, OH. He was born December 29, 1963 in Berea, OH, the son of Ralph and June (Kloetzly) Russell.

Rob is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Russell.

He is survived by his mother, June Russell; daughter, Sunny Dawn Russell; brother, Ralph Russell Jr., sisters, Lenna Knox, Linda Russell and Holly Neokratis.

Rob lived life on his own terms. He had a unique vision of the world and saw beauty in the mundane. He was a talented musician and song writer, covering genres from rock, blues, folk and more. He was part of the Athens, OH music scene for many years. He touched many lives without realizing the depth of his impact and his presence will be missed by many.

A celebration of his life will be arranged at a later date when we can safely gather together.

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Tracey Haddix

April 25, 2021

It was an honor to help Rob. I enjoyed our conversations and loved that his cats were always right there with him. He will be missed!!

June Russell

April 22, 2021

He was my son and I loved him very much. He tried his best to help me and I miss him.