Russ was a troubled young man, that seemed to keep his problems within. Our contact with him was limited to parties, weddings, and casual social gatherings. Despite being highly trained in Computer Technology by the Marines, he had difficulties due to his personal issues. He was a warm and caring individual for all the time we knew him. His premature end is a tragic story that bears repeating so that others can learn from his pain, and hopefully find a far different solution.
We sincerely hope he found the inner peace that he sought, yet was so illusive.