|I’m saddened to inform you that Richard W. Russell 1955 has entered the Chapter Eternal
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| RUSSELL Richard W. Russell, age 75, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at The Ohio State Medical Center. Dick graduated from OSU with a BS in Education (1955) and later received his MS in Education (1967). He was a veteran of the United States Army, Third Armored Division, Ft. Knox. Coach Russell’s teaching and coaching career spanned many years. At Upper Arlington Schools, he was a teacher and swimming coach from 1957 to 1964. He then moved on to Kenyon College, where he was the swimming, golf and football coach from 1964 to 1968. At Bucknell University he was an Associate Professor. He was the men’s head swimming coach from 1968 to 1994 and he established the Bucknell water polo program and was instrumental in developing the sport througout the Eastern United States and founded the Collegiate Water Polo Association in 1970. This association originally only included a few teams and now as a result of his pioneering work in establishing this league, he laid the foundation for a nationwide conference that includes over 230 teams. Coach Russell won numerious conference championships in both swimming and water polo and competed in the NCAA’s many years. As a result of his consistent success, he was the first Bucknell coach to record more that 100 victories in two sports. Upon his retirement, he was elected into the Bucknell Hall of Fame as well as the Collegiate Water Polo Hall of Fame. He enjoyed golf, fishing, reading and watching the Buckeyes. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity at The Ohio State University. Mr. Russell’s greatest love was his teaching and coaching career as well as his family. He adored spending time with his grandchildren and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Lou; his son, David (Jane) Russell, Danville, PA; his daughter, Jennifer (Ron) Lachey, New Albany, OH; grandchildren, Zach Russell; Mia, Ava and Blake Lachey; brother, John E. (Jodie) Russell, sister-in-law, JoAnn Wayson; niece and nephews, Lisa Frantz, Kevin Russell, Scott Russell and their families. Preceded in death by his parents Wilbur and Evelyn Russell, brother William Russell. Family will receive friends 6–8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Thursday at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, where the Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2008. Interment Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dick Russell Swimming and Water Polo Scholarship Fund attn: Bucknell University Athletics Lewisburg, PA 17837. To share a special memory with Mr. Russell’s family please visit www.schoedinger.com. Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries
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2008 Spring Game Alumni Event
April 19 2008 – Spring Football Game Alumni Event
260 E. 15th Ave
10:30- noon Brunch at the Undergrad Chapter House
Open to all Brothers and their families. Bring your wife, bring your kids! We will have a casual brunch and then all head down the Horseshoe to watch OSU beat up on OSU! It’s FREE….you have no excuses on this one.
This is a great time to plan a pledge class reunion!!!
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I became involved with The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC) as a result of my son’s Eagle Scout project. I attended an organizational meeting with him, met the Board of Directors and several of the participants and I was hooked. As an avid kayaker and skier it was a natural fit.
That was 4 years ago. I now average just over 400 volunteer hours per year.
My roles are as follows:
Co-Director of the Kayak program
Commercial One Property Services
1515 Bethel Road, Suite 201
Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 451-9943 fax
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As my term as Consul has now come to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere gratitude for your efforts in support of the undergraduate chapter over the past 12 months; I truly enjoyed working with and learning from you all. I have a steadfast confidence in the ambition and decision making abilities of the new executive committee and trust that the active/alumni relationship with continue to be strengthened over the coming year. I am excited to see how we, as a collective organization, build upon the foundation for growth that has been established.
Please stay in touch. Many thanks.
In Hoc Signo Vinces,
Christopher R. Pletcher
260 E. 15th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201