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Russell D. King
August 12, 1994 - February 27, 2012
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SERVICES FOR RUSSELL KING, JR ARE NOT PRIVATE. THE FAMILY ENCOURAGES YOUR ATTENDANCE. Russell D. King, Jr. age 17 of Chardon, OH died February 27, 2012 at Metro General Hospital, Cleveland, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born August 12, 1994 in Claridon Twp., OH to Russell D. and Jeannie (nee: Jaite) King Sr.,…

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Brian Lambert left a message on August 19, 2015:
Really sorry for your lose guys I just can across this while I was looking for my one true love Yvonne.
Mickey left a message on December 18, 2012:
Hello, Been here to visit alot. Im sure by now you've met my brother. I miss him so much. I guess even many many years does'nt heal that pain. I think about your family everyday, Your Mom and Dad have a perminant place is my heart Always. Your Sisters heart is the heart of a precious person that lost her baby brother... thats the heart I was given to endure the rest of my life also..... Okay... enough about the sad stuff. From what we all know now, Heaven just got a bit louder with all the 6 and 7 year olds running around. Hope you and my brother are enjoying them.
Mickey left a message on November 5, 2012:
I got a chill today that made me shiver. I realized the chill outside was pushing a chill inside me with the memory of that ugly day you were taken away. But I pushed it away with memories of a sweet child. One of my favorites... you were 12 and your mom and dad brought you over to our house. Im thinking to myself... poor kid stuck all day with 4 boring adults. We put a fishing pole in your hand and we all went back to the lake. Oh my gosh!!! I didnt think a 12 year old could share that many smiles in a single day. No other kids to play with... Just us boring big people. I was so glad to be wrong. Running around that lake to show us each and every fish you caught!!! Oh and... I dont let myself think of that day as you being "taken away'' anymore...I try to think of it as you were "taken home". But I still feel angry... dont know if that will ever go away........
Mickey Bolaney left a message on October 12, 2012:
I dont know what to say.... I just know I come here to visit alot to spend some time thinking about the whole family.... that just doesnt seem whole anymore. I know as the people here on Earth we are impatient and want things to make sence... and one day it all will. Im sure you look at all of us with that big smile of yours.... because you "know" all the things that we are not allowed to know until we come home. You know there are tears here... but not where you are. You know the time in this world is so short, and the end of this chapter....will start a new chapter.... The chapter that never ends, The chapter that keeps us all together, filled with love, Forever and Ever.
jordyn derry left a message on October 8, 2012:
Russell I miss you so much I wish you were here right now. I can't believe your gone. I have known you since elementary school. I remeber when we had first period together and you would go to get breakfeast and wouldn't come back for like 20 minutes. The teacher would be like where have you been. You said I was just walking around. Or like the times we would talk about trucks and tracktors. Miss those days and will never forget them. I miss you..
Mickey left a message on June 20, 2012:
Fathers Day has come and gone. Thought alot about Russ and his Dad... The whole family. All 4 of you. See the picture on this page, the big smile, and you make me smile inside. Then go and look at the picture his sister posted. Still have the tears. But thats just our human shell. Then remember we will all get to enjoy the hugs and smiles again. The tears go away.... just have to remember for now.... enjoy you again someday.
Mickey left a message on May 14, 2012:
Mothers Day is almost over. Spent alot of the day thinking about Jeannie. I loved the pic Crystal put on face book of her mom and dad. Always thinking about the family. I Love You All. Russ...keep smiling on us all, because we cant feel it.
Mickey left a message on May 9, 2012:
Went fishing in Aquilla a few days ago.kdkmh Saw a rainbow today. Russ... You seem to be everywhere.
Mickey Bolaney left a message on April 21, 2012:
Thinking about You all the time Russ. Thinking about Jeannie, Rusty and Crystal. Wondering when the tears wil stop. Yet knowing these tears are just human, and knowing there are no tears in Heaven. I have to shift my thoughts to the day Heather and I were in line with you and your mom at Wal-Mart. Your bright smile, and in a hurry to get outta there. That day... that thought makes me smile, Thank-You for that gift.
Mickey left a message on April 7, 2012:
Hello Rusty Jeannie and Crystal. Thoughts of you all and Russ are on my mind everyday. The Red Ribbons around town are looking a little tattered and fadded... so I got some new ones to replace some of the old ones. Heather and I are going out next week to do this because... The thoughts of Russ are still so vibrant, his smile still so fresh... we want his ribbons to be that way too. So when you see the new bright red ribbons... Know the thoughts of all of you are always with us... everyday. I Love you all,
Charles (Chuck) F. Fay left a message on March 31, 2012:
Jeannie, Don't know if you remember me or not. You babysitted my children when we lived in Lake Aquilla. I knew your Mom really well and played ball with your step father. Did not know your son but I am so sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose a child so young. My thoughts will be with you and your family. God bless....With thoughts and love , Chuck Fay
Mickey left a message on March 30, 2012:
Thank-You Crystal, for that picture. I come here every night before I go to bed. Russel and my little brother are the thoughts in my mind before I go to sleep. I Love You All. Mickey,
Crystal left a message on March 26, 2012:
I love you and miss you so much buddy!!
Judy Stofan left a message on March 10, 2012:
To the King FamilyMy prayers of love and sympathy are with all of you. My husband and I graduated from Chardon High School (Class of '65) and we feel such a bond to Rusty and all the young men who were lost on that sad day. I sit here in tears - your family looks so loving and Rusty looked like such a nice and loving young man. Our prayers are with you today and every day. God Bless you all.
Scherrye left a message on March 10, 2012:
I am sorry for you loss. You and your will always be in my thoughs and prayers.
Mickey left a message on March 9, 2012:
Hello and back again to visit with Russell. The service was beautiful. The pictures say so very much. His life, the love and the smiles. I visit here to read the beautiful things written. Mom, Dad and Sister... you put those smiles on his face. Imagine the smiles when you meet again.
Marsha Kirk left a message on March 8, 2012:
Word cannot express the deep sympathy I feel for you and your family. Although I do not know you or any of the families, I feel an odd connection. Maybe it's because I have a son the same age...maybe because I'm a parent and can empathize the pain of another parent's loss. I have shed a river of tears & have said a book full of prayers since that horrible day. I even came to Chardon, stood, cried and prayed, a silent stranger. February 27th was my mother's birthday. Now and forever more that date will serve as a fatefull reminder to me of what tragedy occurred. Russell, Danny & Dimetruis will now always & forever be in my heart. I pray you and all the families find strength in family, friends, community and beyond. May your hearts always be filled with fond memories of your loved ones. God Bless you all!!!
J Kassay left a message on March 8, 2012:
To family and friends,My deepest sympathy, may faith be your comfort.
McAllister's left a message on March 8, 2012:
Temporary VS ForeverFor in this life I becameIn character I grew, I laughed, I smiled, I played, I fished and I huntedI learned, I loved and I lived Now I live forever – and in this forever you too shall beBut time must pass until your journey comes to an endAnd then you will see - meI will reach out my arms and Together again we shall be -- foreverTo Russell who would want great things to come to all. You will be missed and hearts will yearn. May your spirit bless your family and friends during this difficult time. We know that Life is "but a vapor" and while we continue to wait for your embrace – we march on remembering you. I pray for strength and healing for all of those who knew you and loved you. Especially your family. You are forever remembered. Until you all meet again, Godspeed.
JoAnne left a message on March 8, 2012:
Rest in Peace Russell. Although you were only here for a short time, I can see the impact you had on many lives. To the family and friends, Im sorry he was taken away from you so soon. Please know you are all in the thoughts and prayers of not only Chardon, but people across the world.
Judy Disantis left a message on March 8, 2012:
Dear Jeannie, Russell, Sr. and Family,My heart goes out to you. A Bible inscribed "In Memory of Russell D. King, Jr." will be sent to the mission field so others will have an opportunity to receive the Prince of Life - Jesus Christ. Jesus loves you and so do I. I'll be praying for you.Through the precious Blood of Jesus,Love - Judy DisantisShaker Heights High School graduate
Corena Edwards left a message on March 8, 2012:
To the family of Russell King, Jr. May God Bless and comfort you in your time of grieving. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. God Bless.Corena & Cody Edwards, Lorain, Ohio.
Susan Boyd left a message on March 8, 2012:
May God wrap his wings around you and give you peace.My thoughts and prayers are with your family.God bless you all.Susan BoydQuebec, CANADA
Sue left a message on March 8, 2012:
May God hold you all tight and never let go. My prayers are with you all.
nupur pande left a message on March 8, 2012:
RIP little one.
Laura Zver left a message on March 7, 2012:
May Heaven sing praises as your wonderful soul raises there. May you watch your family from now until eternity. We in Chardon will never forget you and those that knew you will always be blessed with your memory. You will not be forgotten.
debbie nelson left a message on March 7, 2012:
Russell, for the short time I've know you you were always full of laughter and willing to help everyone. You will never be forgotten and Papa Joe is probably telling you stories right now. Keep each other happy. We all love you and tho we will not see you you will be with us forever. Rest in peace Russell
Tracie left a message on March 7, 2012:
My heart breaks for your family. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. RIP Russel......
michelle left a message on March 7, 2012:
i didnt know him, but he ment so much to my cousin and her family i had to come on here today and leave a message for him
The Murphy Family left a message on March 7, 2012:
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We hope in time your hearts can heal.
David Standen left a message on March 7, 2012:
Sincere sympathy is the loss of your Son. Terrible tragedy. Our prayers are with you.
Brenda left a message on March 7, 2012:
My Heart is breaks for you and your Family. May God be with you and wrap him loving arms around you...and comfort youRussell, Danny and D will not be forgotten
Jo left a message on March 7, 2012:
R.I.P. Russell !!!!!!!
Tracey owen left a message on March 7, 2012:
While I could not attend, please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I am a member of the community and my daughter goes to the high school. May god bless you all and provide the comfort and strength you need to move forward may he hold you in his palm for as long as you need. Russell was taken way too soon and this should never have happened. While he will be missed greatly, he will never be forgotten. God bless you all. You're in the hearts of many.
Karen Walker left a message on March 7, 2012:
Our hearts are full of sorrow. Prayers said from Elyria. Warm hugs to all of you. We hope that by knowing others care, will help. God bless Your son & all of his family n friends.
Cheri left a message on March 7, 2012:
To the King Family, From all of my family and friends in North Canton Ohio and surrounding citys we send our Deepest Smypathy to your whole family in the loss of your son. Prayes to all of you.
jackie left a message on March 7, 2012:
god bless and hold u tight in his loving embrasse
RENEE left a message on March 7, 2012:
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY,THE NATION IS WITH YOU..
The Martin Family left a message on March 7, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May your memories comfort you.
Kathleen Watterson left a message on March 7, 2012:
With Deepest Sympathy, Thoughts and Prayers to the Family and Friends of Russell D. King, Jr.Sincerely,Scott & Kathy WattersonCanton, Ohio
Karen left a message on March 7, 2012:
As a Chardon parent myself, there are no words to express my deepest sympathy. "Henceforth there shall be such a oneness between you that when one weeps the other will taste salt." -- M. Buxbaum
Yvette Harris left a message on March 7, 2012:
To the King Family,Although I don't know you I would like to send my thoughts and prayers with you at this difficult time. I am a parent of three and this really hurt my heart to to hear of a senseless act. So may God Bless you in the days ahead and know your always in my prayers.
Reba Walkos left a message on March 7, 2012:
You will never be forgotten! n Always be missed! God is very blessed to have an angel like you in heaven with him!. May your wing spread far apart and be as glorious as you are as you fly with our lord above us! Forever you will be in my heart!
Monique Wallace left a message on March 7, 2012:
I am so sorry for the loss of such a young, vibrant life. My prayers are with the family.
Amanda left a message on March 6, 2012:
RIP - you'll never be forgotten.<3<3<3
Sylvia Ross left a message on March 6, 2012:
The Ross Family extends their deepest sympathy and Love. God has placed a star in the sky to help guide your way.
Cheryl DeWeese McCutcheon left a message on March 6, 2012:
Jeannie, I don't know if you remember me or not, but I lived in Lake Aquilla with you and your family. I just rememer a pretty little girl that lived across the street from me,and I can not believe that you are now going through this. My heart breaks for you and your family. I just wished I could be there to tell you this myself. My prayers will continue for you and the others. Love Cheryl
June Johnson left a message on March 6, 2012:
To the Family of Russell D. King Jr., May the peace of God, guide and comfort you today and in the days to come. You have been great stewards in raising a gentleman of Humanity....your son wil always be a tribute to you....our thoughts and prayers are with you all....
cheryl bartoe left a message on March 6, 2012:
May God Bless you and your family in the days ahead. We are all praying for you. RIP Russell.
Melissa Eichhorn left a message on March 6, 2012:
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers...
Debbie W left a message on March 6, 2012:
I do no know your family personally but I am sending love and prayers to your family. Thank You Russell for the gifts of life you have blessed others with here on Earth. We know that all of our bodies are only temporary on Earth but our spirits can and will never die. Praying for strength and comfort for this family.
Ray & Cathy Tucker left a message on March 6, 2012:
We offer our sincere sympathy for the loss of your son. We also lost a son to an accidental gunshot by his best friend. It will be 9 years next month since welost him and we still miss him and think about him every day. We got through with God's help. We also helped to form a grief recovery group with another couple who lost two sons. We had no professionals, just a group of parents who loved and missed their children. We would just get together once a week to talk, and we had each other's phone numbers so we could talk to someone whenever we needed to. If you would like to contact us, my husband talked to Bob Palmentor, and he has our phone number. Our thoughjt and prayers are with you.Ray & Cathy TuckerAlliance, Ohio
Ray & Cathy Tucker left a message on March 6, 2012:
We offer our sincere sympathy for the loss of your son. We also lost a son to an accidental gunshot by his best friend. It will be 9 years next month since welost him and we still miss him and think about him every day. We got through with God's help. We also helped to form a grief recovery group with another couple who lost two sons. We had no professionals, just a group of parents who loved and missed their children. We would just get together once a week to talk, and we had each other's phone numbers so we could talk to someone whenever we needed to. If you would like to contact us, my husband talked to Bob Palmentor, and he has our phone number. Our thoughjt and prayers are with you.Ray & Cathy TuckerAlliance, Ohio
Tim Curtin left a message on March 6, 2012:
The entire nation has been shocked and saddened by the senseless loss of your son and the others at Chardon High School. May God wrap His locing arms around each of you and give you strength and comfort over the difficult days ahead. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you, Russell, for sharing the gift of life with others and to his family for making the difficult decision to allow his organs to be shared that others might live. God bless all of you.
greg and karen dimeolo left a message on March 6, 2012:
May you all rejoice in that you have wonderful memories with Russell more than some have in a long lifetime.God bless
Candice left a message on March 6, 2012:
Russell you were more then a friend to me. You were someone I looked up to and you knew how to make people laugh even when they are having a bad day. i remember seeing you right before it happened and i wish i would of known what was coming so i could get you, Danny and D out of there. That day was a terrible day and i just wish it could just go back and not haapen. Its like a terrible nightmare that no one can wake up from. Its not the same without you. Youve made a difference in my life and in a lot of others. I love you and we all miss you!
Richard Koiter left a message on March 6, 2012:
Dear Family and Friends of Russell,To anyone whose life was touched by this young man, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Gods Speed.Richard.
Mickey left a message on March 6, 2012:
I come to this page every night to spend a little time with Russell. Going through the pictures, reading the moments everyone is sharing. My first few visits here the emotions and tears were always to the point where I couldnt leave a memory. I would just visit everyones thoughts and prayers, then go to bed. Tonight I would like to extend a strong hug to Rusty Jeannie and Crystal. I just had to remember that Russell is in a place we cant even imagine the peace and love of. I imagine him looking at all of us, and wanting to say " Im here with all of our loved ones, We will all be together again one day. I may not have your arms around me today, but I have many arms around me right now." It's so confusing the physical tears and pain our bodies feel at times like this, when we know that beyond this world, is a undescribable place that is all good and gentle. Our simple minds let us cry... but our soul knows where home is... and we will all be together again with no tears.pdvs7
Linda Davidson left a message on March 6, 2012:
My heart breaks for all the families of this awful tragedy. We are praying for you.
Laura Zver left a message on March 6, 2012:
We will never forget you. You have been an insperation to those around you and your memory will always be with us. May your flight to heaven be swift with angles guiding your way and you will walk safe in heaven.
Becca george left a message on March 6, 2012:
Our deepest sympathy we will always remember and never forget... 02/27/2012 One... Heart... Beat...
Colleen Durant left a message on March 6, 2012:
My deepest sympathy for your loss. From what I have been hearing Russell was also just as exceptional of a person and the love he gave to everyone he touched so many lives above and beyond! May god be walking beside you and give you the strength you need at this time. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers that you will be able to start healing. May your angle Russell be watching over you now from heaven and guide you along in life as well as takes care of each of you! We will never forget Russell!
Woody Sinkko left a message on March 6, 2012:
Rusty and Jeannie,Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through these difficult times.Woody and Jane Sinkko
Jennifer Stone left a message on March 6, 2012:
I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you. Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May god bless you. and your family. Love Jen, Molly and Callie
Kirsti Walker left a message on March 5, 2012:
Deepest sympathy for your loss. Your sorrow has been felt by so many throughout USA. Russell has touched us all in his short life. Our prayers are with you.
Sharon Callahan left a message on March 5, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Russell. May your Angel be at peace. May you find comfort in your fond memories of Russell. Much Love and Peace to you all.
patrick h stone sr left a message on March 5, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you
The Glaser Family left a message on March 5, 2012:
Your in our thoughts and prayers.2gr5m
Caring Neighbor of Concord Twp. left a message on March 5, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we all grieve with you. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope in some way knowing that he will go on making a difference (saving 8 lives) will give you some comfort. God Bless you all. I'm so sorry.
The Hurley Family left a message on March 5, 2012:
May your light shine forevermore.
The Coe Family left a message on March 5, 2012:
Dear King Family, May blessings of happy memories bring peace to your heart. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this very difficult journey. No one can know your hurt.Respectfully, The Coe Family
Mary & Charlie Cox left a message on March 5, 2012:
We are so very sorry for your loss. May God hold you and comfort you, and may your memories of Russell bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mary & Charlie Cox left a message on March 5, 2012:
We are so very sorry for your loss. May God hold you and comfort you, and may your memories of Russell bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Reynolds left a message on March 5, 2012:
May God hold you all in the palm Of His hand. Rest in paece Russell
James Hopkins left a message on March 5, 2012:
Our hearts go out to Russell's family and friends. As parents and grandparents, Cindy and I share in your sorrow. May you find the Peace of the Lord, His comfort, and grace during this time, and though the time to come. J.E. Hopkins Cindy Quinn-Hopkins
Vincent Guzzone left a message on March 5, 2012:
Although I didn't know Russell personally, his life has had a very far reaching impact on the world. My deepest sympathies go out to his family, but know he will never be forgotten and will always be in our thoughts, prayers and minds. Russell's life is a symbol of hope and love. Rest in Peace in Heaven. God bless him and his family.
Patricia Vechery left a message on March 5, 2012:
I am so sorry about the passing of your son. Praying for the peace that only Jesus can give. <3
Meggan Pavlick left a message on March 5, 2012:
Our family prays for each of you every night. We will continue to do so for a long time. As a parent who has lost a child - there are no words that comfort enough. We are all so sorry for this tragic loss.
The Nice Family left a message on March 5, 2012:
Our family wishes to express condolances to yours on this terrible loss. We keep your family in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to do so. Russell's gift of life through organ donation was wonderful.
Mariellen Bushman Vargo CHS class of 73 left a message on March 5, 2012:
so sorry
chuck pardee left a message on March 5, 2012:
My Deepest Sympathy on your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Pat left a message on March 5, 2012:
In the past week Chardon has touched everyone's hearts. Heartfelt sympathies go out to the family of Russell. May the fond memories get you through your time of grieving. Russell will be in our heart and prayers.
The Scigliano Family left a message on March 5, 2012:
King Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Living so close in mentor and having a son of our own even makes it harder to understand all of this ourselves. No words can explain how deeply sorry we feel for all of you. May you find comfort in knowing that russell is safe with our Lord . Our family send our love and prayers..Scigliano Family Mar 5, 2012Mentor, OH
Craig Smolik left a message on March 5, 2012:
The hearts and prayers of the Smolik family are with you now and forever. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Craig
Pip Malensek left a message on March 5, 2012:
We want you to know that we are praying for strength and peace for all family and friends. I went to school with Dale and my husband worked with Gretchen. We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all. Look to God for your comfort. Love in Christ, Pip and Steve Malensek
Lorenzo & Suzan Bocciarelli left a message on March 5, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May wonderful memories and caring people help you through the difficult days ahead.
Lorenzo & Suzan Bocciarelli left a message on March 5, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May wonderful memories and caring people help you through the difficult days ahead.
rich paula and sam tori left a message on March 5, 2012:
Our heart and prayers are with all of you
Diane left a message on March 5, 2012:
You are ALL in our thoughts and prayers - and may the love and peace of our Lord comfort all of you during this most sorrowful time. May our Lord's presence, remain with you and your family, always!God Bless you!
Susan & Dylan Parker left a message on March 5, 2012:
God Bless You. Are prayers are with you .
Susan & Dylan Parker left a message on March 5, 2012:
God Bless You. Are prayers are with you .
Pamela Bartholomew left a message on March 5, 2012:
May the God of all comfort enfold you with His loving arms. As a shepherd holds his lambs in his arms, know that God will carry you through this difficult time. I am praying for you.
Brenda Kinnard left a message on March 4, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family of this handsome young man. God Bless You All!
Lori L. Cumberledge left a message on March 4, 2012:
May God Bless you
Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Thompson left a message on March 4, 2012:
You will be in our prayers.
Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Thompson left a message on March 4, 2012:
You will be in our prayers.
Tom Wiley left a message on March 4, 2012:
Thinking of you,At times like this, our words seem a little empty, but our hearts are full of caring thoughts of you and your family.With Our Deepest Sympathy,Tom and Pam Wiley
Gerilyn Cahill Conner, CHS Class of '76 left a message on March 4, 2012:
May God bring peace to your hearts as you deal with the tragic loss of your son. My prayers are with you.
Michelle Gross left a message on March 4, 2012:
I just wanted to let the family know that our family is praying for them during this difficult time. God Bless you all
Katie H. left a message on March 4, 2012:
There are thousands praying for Russell and your family in Chicago, IL. Prayer requests were made in your honor at Fourth Presbyterian Church U.S.A. on Michigan Ave., this Sunday. May the memories of Russell stay close to your heart always and forever.
Sheila Kaifesh left a message on March 4, 2012:
I want to let you know how truly sorry I am for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Kearns Family left a message on March 4, 2012:
Praying that God's love and peace brings comfort and healing to the entire family
Barbara Buchanan Conway left a message on March 4, 2012:
May your Light forever shine!
Laura Radebaugh left a message on March 4, 2012:
My deepest sympathys to the King Family my heart aches for you. I have two son's Brian and Mark who both knew Russell and spent fun times with him fishing and hanging out. I met Russell one time last summer. Russell came home with my son Mark and Russell spent the night at our house. All I can picture is him standing in our doorway when my son Mark introduced him to me "Hi Mom, this is my friend Russell". Russell's face light up with a charming smile and said "Hi Mrs Radebaugh, it is nice to meet you." He spent the night and in the morning when he departed he was sure to thank me for allowing him to spend the night. What a fine, polite, young man you raised. I will never forget him, he was one of those kids that just made such a wonderful impression. Please know the boys have nothing but great things to say and wonderful memories of Russell. Russell will live on in the lives he saved by his generous organ donations. Mr & Mrs KIng, please know that we pray for you, your family, Russell and all the children affected by this senseless tragedy. God Bless you.
Tammy McKenzie left a message on March 4, 2012:
My thought and prayers are with your family. God Bless.
Ortiz Family left a message on March 4, 2012:
We don't know you or your family but we want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers. May God help you cope with your loss.
Gary and Michelle Nickita left a message on March 4, 2012:
Rusty and Jeannie,There truly are no words that we can use to express our deep sadness for the loss of Russell. You should be very proud of the wonderful young man you raised, his beautiful smile and the twinkle of his eyes will forever be a comforting memory we have of him. We cared very deeply for him as you both know. I know this doesn't help much, but you donating his organs to eight others is keeping a part of him alive and with you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during the most horrible event you will ever have to face. I hope in time, that your pain can in some way be eased. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need anything.
Ray & Wendy Smith left a message on March 4, 2012:
What a wonderful time we had camping. Joey his best friend brought Russell to are family reunion in New York. It was so much fun . Russell will always be in our hearts God be with him always. The Smith / Williams family
Ray & Wendy Smith left a message on March 4, 2012:
What a wonderful time we had camping. Joey his best friend brought Russell to are family reunion in New York. It was so much fun . Russell will always be in our hearts God be with him always. The Smith / Williams family
THE LOARS left a message on March 4, 2012:
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY MAY GOD BLESS U AND GIVE YOU STERENGTH TO GET THROUGH THIS DIFFICAULT TIME... AS A MOTHER OF 2 I WOULD NOT EVEN BE ABLE TO STAND ON MY OWN 2 FEET .. RUSSEL WILL BE YOUR GUIDING LIGHT FOR AN ETERNITY ... GOD BLESS AS WE THE WORLD PRAYS FOR YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF NEED ...GOD SPEED ..
Tom & Claudia Cassidy left a message on March 4, 2012:
To the family of Russell, we send our heartfelt sympathy in the tragic senseless loss of your dear son. Our hearts and prayers have been with you all this past week. One cannot really find enough words to express to you at this tragic time our sympathy. While we did not know your son, or your family we wanted to express to you our saddness for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you today and always as are people across the county, the state and the country are praying and mourning with you.
Tom & Claudia Cassidy left a message on March 4, 2012:
To the family of Russell, we send our heartfelt sympathy in the tragic senseless loss of your dear son. Our hearts and prayers have been with you all this past week. One cannot really find enough words to express to you at this tragic time our sympathy. While we did not know your son, or your family we wanted to express to you our saddness for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you today and always as are people across the county, the state and the country are praying and mourning with you.
the king family left a message on March 4, 2012:
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Yvonne left a message on March 3, 2012:
We are so sorry for the loss of your son. God has taken him with him although way too soon, know that he is safe with the heavenly angels. May God bless your family through this very rough time.
Doreen McCarthy left a message on March 3, 2012:
To Russell and the entire King Family,Another Angel in Heaven although way to soon! May you dwell on all the memories and happy times you shared and find comfort in knowing just how many people are praying for you and thinking of you everyday. We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all,The McCarthy Family
TODD BUTKUS left a message on March 3, 2012:
I JUST WANT TO EXTEND MY SYMPATHY & PRAYERS TO THE KING FAMILY. I AM TRYING VERY HARD NOT TO CRY RIGHT NOW. WHAT A TRAGIC WEEK FOR THE 3 BOYS THEY HAVE GONE BACK TO HEAVEN . THEY ARE ALL LOOKING DOWN ON US TODAY. I AM 41 YEARS OLD THIS HAS HIT ME VERY HARD THIS HAS BEEN A CHALLENGEING WEEK FOR ALL. MY FAMILY AND MYSELF WOULD LIKE TO SAY WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR YOUR SONS PASSING . WE CAN NOT EVEN IMAGINE WHAT YOU ARE GOING TROUGH GOD BLESS YOU & RUSSEL. TODD BUTKUS
linda bagi left a message on March 3, 2012:
My prayers are with you in this difficult time
Linda LeClair left a message on March 3, 2012:
Special prayers and thoughts from New Hampshire.Doggie prayers are included from our 4 canine friends,Amos, Diva, Colby and Andy.
Jeff and Sandi Ling left a message on March 3, 2012:
Our hearts are with you all at this very sad time. Peace to you all.
Gina left a message on March 3, 2012:
I am very sorry for your loss.
Debbie Peck left a message on March 3, 2012:
May your smile and laughter remain in the hearts of your family and friends for ever. Your generous donation will enrich the lives of others. Rest in Peace Russell!tRFYa
Ed and Sharyne Jasany left a message on March 3, 2012:
Our THOUGHTS and PRAYERS are with you and your family. R.I.P. RUSSELL. GOD BLESS.
William Slabe III left a message on March 3, 2012:
My prayers and greatest sympathy are with you all.
joann klaus left a message on March 3, 2012:
May God help you and your family as you grieve for your adorable and loving son. Hard as it may be, know he is in good hands and is smiling down at you. How generous and loving to have helped so many by donating Russell's organs, how proud the entire nation is of you and all the families who grieve in their loss. The entire town will be remembered for it's courage and dignity.
Les & Jean Babb left a message on March 3, 2012:
JUST A MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO RUSSELL'S FAMILY FROM CONCERNED GRANDPARENTS IN MIDDLEFIELD, OHIO OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOU AND THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.
Les & Jean Babb left a message on March 3, 2012:
JUST A MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO RUSSELL'S FAMILY FROM CONCERNED GRANDPARENTS IN MIDDLEFIELD, OHIO OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOU AND THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.
Michener Family left a message on March 3, 2012:
Words cannot truly express all the sorrow we feel for all the families involved. Please just know you are in our hearts and paryers that you can get through this in time. We have all become ONE community.NEVER FORGET ONE HEARTBEAT
jennifer blough left a message on March 3, 2012:
My deepest sympathy to Russell's family and friends. Russell and his family will be in our hearts forever. Knowing that his heart is living on in a child is incredible. May God bless your family.
Sherri Taylor Griffin left a message on March 3, 2012:
Dear Jennie i an so sorry to her of what happen to your son my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Love Sherri
Sunny and Ted Jones left a message on March 3, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God strengthen and bless you all.
Carly McIntosh left a message on March 3, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this tragic time.
Sue Urbanski left a message on March 3, 2012:
Please know that through this hard time, you have so many people that are praying for you and your family. You are all in our thoughts everyday...i am so sad for your loss.......
Larnell King left a message on March 3, 2012:
May God Bless you and keep you during your time of bereavement and moving forward. I know it may not feel like it right now but please believe that God does out more on us than we can bear. May the peace of God embrace you.
Brandy Hampton left a message on March 3, 2012:
My deepest condolences... My heart breaks for you all. You have my thoughts and prayers, now and forever. RIP Russell.
Freddie Setzer left a message on March 3, 2012:
Dear Family,Your tragic loss has affected not only your community but our nation as a whole. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to your family, friends and your community. Please know others in our nation are praying for you. I pray that our Heavenly Father embraces you, your family and community in the days, weeks, months and years to come. My Deepest Condolences,Freddie M. SetzerRetired Teacher (NC)
Robert, Michelle and Angela left a message on March 3, 2012:
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless
Jeff Carmean left a message on March 3, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Russ's family and friends. May the God of Peace shower you with His Love and Peace. And as Easter reminds us, Russ, too, shall rise again. He and his zest for life lives on in you. God bless and keep you throughout the coming days.
Karen Young left a message on March 3, 2012:
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers
Kimberly Stewart left a message on March 3, 2012:
You have brought life out of this tragedy -- you are an inspiration to us all. There were eight words in Russ' obituary that made me catch my breath, "including a small child" and "his heart still beats". We too, have a 17 year old son and i cannot even begin to comprehend your pain and loss -- my mind will only go so far and then it shuts off, not allowing that pain into my heart. May it bring some small comfort to you knowing that, while Russ has helped so many others live, his essence remains in your heart forever. To speak in biblical terms, Russ finished his race very early in his lifetime but that also means that he received his reward very early also. He is now where we all aspire to be and he will never feel pain again. That being said, i am still very, very sorry for your loss.In Christ, Kim
Cheryl and Family left a message on March 3, 2012:
Our deepest sympahy to the family and friends of Russell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Varner left a message on March 3, 2012:
We are so sorry for the loss of your son and extend to you and yourfamily our deepest sympathy. Our hearts are aching for you in thistime of sorrow.
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Varner left a message on March 3, 2012:
We are so sorry for the loss of your son and extend to you and yourfamily our deepest sympathy. Our hearts are aching for you in thistime of sorrow.
Dora left a message on March 3, 2012:
I can only say that my prayers are with you in your time of need and sorrow.
Ann Chicoine left a message on March 3, 2012:
Dear King Family,My husband and I are so very sorry on the loss of your son. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.Take care and God Bless you.
Student left a message on March 3, 2012:
Peace be with you ...
Steven Clute left a message on March 3, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers for Russell and his family.
carla saluppo left a message on March 3, 2012:
With sincere condolences.God bless you and your family for your loss.
Corinne Lovelace left a message on March 3, 2012:
God bless the King family for giving the gift of life so that others may live! Russell will live on! May God comfort you at this difficult time!
The Francisco Family left a message on March 3, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
carolyn left a message on March 3, 2012:
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF THE RUSSELL AT THIS TRAGIC TIME GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Rae left a message on March 3, 2012:
I have 4 children and as a mother, my heart is breaking for you and others whose children either lost their lives or were injured in this tragedy. While we will never understand, please know that our prayers and hugs are with you at this time and always. As one who was told at one time I would need a heart transplant, I cannot thank you or Russell enough for the gift of life that he gave to so many others; a truly unselfish gift at such a difficult time. God is with you and we know Russel is with God. Our continued prayers and support for family and friends...God Bless...
Jen left a message on March 3, 2012:
I express my sincere condolences to Russell's family and friends. Truly, Russell's life will go on and his memory will remain strong. He will be with you always and forever. Russell's gentle, kind, and loving soul will stay close to your hearts.xo Jen
Donna Knighton left a message on March 3, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers have been with you during this time of sadness.. Although I didn't know Russell he has touched my heart. I'm from New England and have been to your hometown as my sister, Sister Ginny Nickerson works with Crystal. I have 17 & 15 year old grandsons/ Russell sounds like an outstanding young man. I know you will think of him everyday forward.
Brenda Bracken left a message on March 3, 2012:
I did not know your son but I wanted to share this story that was given to me 29 years ago when I lost my little brother on his 13th birthday in our house fire....my thoughts and prayers go out to you all ....I hope he will always be your Dragonfly ..........Waterbugs and Dragonflies by Doris Stickney......................................... Waterbugs and Dragonflies : Explaining Death to Young Children"Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they werevery busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond. They did notice that every once in awhile one of their colony seemed to lose interest in goingabout. Clinging to the stem of a pond lily it gradually moved out of sight and was seen no more."Look!" said one of the water bugs to another. "One of our colony is climbing up the lily stalk. Where do you think she is going?" Up, up, up it slowly went....Evenas they watched, the water bug disappeared from sight. Its friends waited and waited but it didn't return..."That's funny!" said one water bug to another. "Wasn't she happy here?" asked a second... "Where do you suppose she went?" wondered a third.No one had an answer. They were greatly puzzled. Finally one of the water bugs, a leader in the colony, gathered its friends together. "I have an idea". The next oneof us who climbs up the lily stalk must promise to come back and tell us where he or she went and why.""We promise", they said solemnly.One spring day, not long after, the very water bug who had suggested the plan found himself climbing up the lily stalk. Up, up, up, he went. Before he knew whatwas happening, he had broke through the surface of the water and fallen onto the broad, green lily pad above.When he awoke, he looked about with surprise. He couldn't believe what he saw. A startling change had come to his old body. His movement revealed four silverwings and a long tail. Even as he struggled, he felt an impulse to move his wings...The warmth of the sun soon dried the moisture from the new body. He moved hiswings again and suddenly found himself up above the water. He had become a dragonfly!!Swooping and dipping in great curves, he flew through the air. He felt exhilarated in the new atmosphere. By and by the new dragonfly lighted happily on a lily pad torest. Then it was that he chanced to look below to the bottom of the pond. Why, he was right above his old friends, the water bugs! There they were scurryingaround, just as he had been doing some time before.The dragonfly remembered the promise: "The next one of us who climbs up the lily stalk will come back and tell where he or she went and why." Without thinking,the dragonfly darted down. Suddenly he hit the surface of the water and bounced away. Now that he was a dragonfly, he could no longer go into the water..."I can't return!" he said in dismay. "At least, I tried. But I can't keep my promise. Even if I could go back, not one of the water bugs would know me in my newbody. I guess I'll just have to wait until they become dragonflies too. Then they'll understand what has happened to me, and where I went."And the dragonfly winged off happily into its wonderful new world of sun and air.......
THE LAMBIS FAMILY left a message on March 3, 2012:
We did not know Russell but just wanted to extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. May God watch over all of you !
North Olmsted left a message on March 3, 2012:
Dear King Family & Friends,Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved son Russell.May he rest in peace.
Donna Sutton left a message on March 3, 2012:
You don't know me but we are all children of God. I pray for the family and pray that God holds you close
Richard & Joanne Francis left a message on March 3, 2012:
We are truly sorry for your loss. Russell is in heaven with God. Your faith and courage are an inspiration to us all. Please find comfort in knowing we all care. Please know you’re in ourthoughts and prayers.Blessings, Richard & Joanne Francis Painesville Township, Ohio
Richard & Joanne Francis left a message on March 3, 2012:
We are truly sorry for your loss. Russell is in heaven with God. Your faith and courage are an inspiration to us all. Please find comfort in knowing we all care. Please know you’re in ourthoughts and prayers.Blessings, Richard & Joanne Francis Painesville Township, Ohio
christina chenoweth left a message on March 3, 2012:
I do not know the words to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to your family! It is a terrible shame what has happened and I know that no words will make the pain go away! But he is in God's hands now! And is living on in numerous different people! I am so sorry about your loss and i pray for your healing and guidance every day through this horrible process!
Milenka Soltis left a message on March 3, 2012:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Such a tragedy. His heart beats on in that child. God bless your family.
Jennifer Inghram left a message on March 3, 2012:
I didn't know you but felt compelled to express my sympathy to the family.. you are in my thoughts and prayers... rest in peace
Missy Wise left a message on March 3, 2012:
My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family & all in involved. May God be with you in this time of need. In Christ Missy
Gladys Keeney left a message on March 3, 2012:
I did not know Russell but we all feel we do and are grieving for all the victims of this terrible incident. Please have peace and love....my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Nancy left a message on March 3, 2012:
May Jesus comfort you in this extreme loss.
Thomas and Nikki Mariani left a message on March 3, 2012:
You and Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.....May God Be With You and Your Family....
Michelle Szastak left a message on March 3, 2012:
To the King Family-My heart goes out to your family during this difficult time. May you know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you.
Sheryl Vincenti left a message on March 3, 2012:
Please know our family and friends are praying for all of Russells family and friends at this difficult time. We know he is with the Angels and GOD in heaven. We are so sorry for the loss of your son.We will keep you all in our prayers.
A Caring Mother left a message on March 3, 2012:
WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME When Tomorrow Starts without me, and I’m not there to see, if the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today while thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you and each time that you think of me I know you’ll miss me too, but when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand and said my place was ready in heaven far above and that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away a tear fell from my eye for all my life I’d always thought I didn’t want to die. I had so much to live for so much yet to do, it seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad. I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized that this could never be for emptiness and memories would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow But when I walked through heavens gates I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne he said “this is eternity and all I’ve promised you” Today for life on earth is past but here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow but today will always last and since each day’s the same day there’s no longing for the past but you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true, though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do. But you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free so won’t you take my hand and share my life with me?So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart for every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart. Angels don’t always have wings Author Unknown
Kathryn left a message on March 3, 2012:
To the family of Russell King, I cannot imagine what you have gone through. You had to make a decision for Russell about donating his organs. You must have concluded that was what he would have wanted, to save so many lives, including a child - hopefully knowing that you have spared another mother your pain is helping to comfort you. I am part of a donor family too. Knowing the recipients live on does help over time. Especially since Russell was able to save the life of a small child. That must make him very happy. Know that everyone is thinking of you all at this difficult time, and going forward.
Brenda Barbarino left a message on March 3, 2012:
Lifting your family in prayer during this difficult time. Your gift of life was such a beautiful tribute to your son. I don't know you, but want you to know how sad to many are over the horrible loss your family has had to endure. Blessings of Peace be yours. Brenda Barbarino
Tony & Tonya Gardella left a message on March 3, 2012:
As parents we can't imagine the tragedy your family has been through. Your son seemed like a fine young man have faith that he's watching over you. He and Chardon will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Love,The Gardella's
Tony & Tonya Gardella left a message on March 3, 2012:
As parents we can't imagine the tragedy your family has been through. Your son seemed like a fine young man have faith that he's watching over you. He and Chardon will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Love,The Gardella's
A loving Mother left a message on March 3, 2012:
I pray you find strength and comfort from God and your loving community during this unimaginable time. Russell's gift of life was a beautiful act and will touch so many others.
Mary and Todd Ray left a message on March 3, 2012:
To the family of Russell, We extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Please know that weare keeping your family in our prayers and thoughts. May you have healing, strength and peace. sincerely, Mary and Todd Ray
Rick, and Sue Oliver left a message on March 3, 2012:
May God be with your family in this trying time, Our children will wear red and black everyday and light a candle untill all the students are laid to rest. You are gone, but certainly not forgotten.
Andrea left a message on March 3, 2012:
you will be missed i dont know you but i know how your family feels about you being gone i just recently lost my grandma CHARDON remains
DIANN left a message on March 3, 2012:
MAY RUSSELL R.I.P I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY HEART BREAKS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MAY GOD BE WITH YOU THROUGH THIS TIME OF SORROW... A LOVING MOTHER
The Ford Family left a message on March 3, 2012:
We may not know one another but our hearts are very broken over the loss of Russell.We send our hopes that all of Russells family and friends find peace in all the memories you will always have of him.God Bless you Russell and God Bless your family and friends.
vicki left a message on March 3, 2012:
Please accept my deapest sympathy.
Darlene, John, Justin, Kaitlin and Jonathon Bowins-Snyder left a message on March 3, 2012:
Rusty, Jeannie and Crystal,I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I had not seen Russell since he was a toddler and cute as a button he was. Everything I have seen and heard tells me he was a fine young man you can be very proud of. I would like to thank you for for making the great gift of organ donation. This is also something to be very proud of. He and you have saved lives out of this tragedy. Please know my heart goes out to you and my thoughts and prayers are with you.Love Darlene Bowins Snyder
The Smith Family left a message on March 3, 2012:
Our deepest sympathy go out to your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, and we pray for God to give you the support, love, compassion and forgiveness that you will need during this difficult time. God Bless You All!The Smith Family
Kathy Sullivan left a message on March 3, 2012:
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. The Sullivan Family
James Lebold left a message on March 3, 2012:
My Wife and I both are so sorry over the death of your Son Russell, taken so young, but he is in God Home in Heaven.As the Song say, I come to the garden along, While the dew is still on the Roses, And the voice I hear, Falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses. And He walk with Me, and He talk with Me, And He tells Me I am His own; And the Joy we share we tarry there None other has ever, known.Russellf will be miss but He is with God and He will be in your Heart.Russell will be in our Parys
GARY BARKER left a message on March 2, 2012:
I DID,NT KNOW YOU BUT I FEEL I DID . YOU ARE WITH JESUS IN HIS LOVEING ARMS B . BACK HOME GOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE .
Karyn Adkins left a message on March 2, 2012:
I cannot even begin to imagine what your family is going through during this senseless and Tragic loss. I may be a total stranger to your family, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the coming days. May God Bless you and shine his light upon you.
Hannah left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so deeply sadden by your loss. I've never heard anything but wonderful things about you. So sorry we never got the chance to meet. So many people love you.<3
Sally Reed left a message on March 2, 2012:
Chardon runs deep in those of us raised there and your loss reaches across the country to our hearts. No one can walk in your shoes but we can walk beside you. May you find peace and know prayers for your family are everywhere.
Chris Mills left a message on March 2, 2012:
Prayers to you and your family at this time of deep loss. May the Grace of God bring you peace and may the community of Chardon come together as one to find strength and comfort . (Euclid High School alum 1987)
Dot Francis left a message on March 2, 2012:
As words may not be powerful enough to heal your pain, please know we send our deepest thoughts and prayers and love to you and the community at this time. I pray God's love surrounds you and heals you as your son's memory will continue to live on through you all. Love, The Francis Family
Terri Balint left a message on March 2, 2012:
I'm so very sorry for your loss...my heart goes out to all of you...your in my thoughts and prayers...
Pat Solich left a message on March 2, 2012:
Nobody can every take away your pain. But know Russell lives on in the lives he saved. May God bless you and keep you in his care to get through this unimaginably difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers and Russell as well. He is truly an Angel in heaven with God. God bless you.
Sharon mason left a message on March 2, 2012:
So sorry for your loss. May God be with your family
Dana left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the King family: my heart aches for you and your entire family. May God Bless your entire family and the community of Chardon. RIP to three fine children of God; He will take care of them now. Proverbs 14:32 : When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. 1 Peter 5:6-7: Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Bertha Thompson Wachsman left a message on March 2, 2012:
I do not personally know your family but, my thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family during your time of grief and sadness. God bless.
The Call Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our family grieves for your loss and we pray for you each day. Your generosity in such a tragic loss shows True Love and Faith. God Bless your entire family, and may it give you peace that he has saved so many others.
Nick & Ashley McMillin left a message on March 2, 2012:
We'd like to extend our deepest sympathies and our prayers for the family. We're so sorry for your loss. Stay strong and keep the faith. God Bless you all
Nick & Ashley McMillin left a message on March 2, 2012:
We'd like to extend our deepest sympathies and our prayers for the family. We're so sorry for your loss. Stay strong and keep the faith. God Bless you all
Ashley left a message on March 2, 2012:
My heart goes out to Russell and your family, let the knowledge of strangers praying for you and supporting you across the country help you during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.
Ami Plemmons left a message on March 2, 2012:
I'm so sorry for your loss. May god be with you during this time.
Mark & Ruth Desmond left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our deepest sympathy, You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Desmond Family
Mark & Ruth Desmond left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our deepest sympathy, You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Desmond Family
Dwight and Sharon Morton left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family in the loss of Russell. Know that the community feels the pain also. We are there for you. May the Lord give you healing, peace and hold you in his loving hands.
Lynne left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our prayers go out to you and your love ones.
B A DRAGON left a message on March 2, 2012:
May you be comforted by the knowledge that thousands of strangers share your sorrow and may the angels wrap you in rainbows until your hearts can heal.
Dominique Tyson left a message on March 2, 2012:
With deep sympathy, sending my thoughts and prayers to the family. My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time.
Virginia May left a message on March 2, 2012:
Condolences and prayers are sent from many of us here in Greenville, South Carolina.
Haviland/Hoover Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
Although we did not know Russell, our family would like to express our sincere condolences. He will live on in the hearts of many. May you find peace in the love and support from those around you. We will continue to pray for Russell and your family.
Pam Smeznik left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the family of Russell Jr. I am so very sorry for the loss of him. My heart aches for you and my thoughts and prayers are with you everyday. I wanted to reach out to you and say everyone is surrounding you with love.
Nelson & Mary left a message on March 2, 2012:
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Nelson & Mary left a message on March 2, 2012:
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gerri and David Zovack left a message on March 2, 2012:
Forever we will think of Russell, forever we will pray for your family and friends. He is our "Angel" now. God Bless you all.
Samantha Berzanske left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss. My son was a good friend of Russells and was in his class with him at Auburn. He says Russell was a great friend and a joy to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Doris Basinger left a message on March 2, 2012:
My condolences to the the family of Russell! I did not know your family but my heart aches for you and all the families of the other children! My prayers go out to you!
apoore left a message on March 2, 2012:
My sympathies to you all. I'm thinking of you all and my prayers are with you. May God raise you up and hold you now and forever. It is simply beautiful to know that he has helped so many people with his donation. How proud you must be and how selfless of him- he's a hero. There are no words, but know that you are surrounded by prayers, hope and support.
Ginny Nickerson left a message on March 2, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers to Crystal and her family that are dealing with such overwhelming grief and also to the families that received the gift of life. Words are not enough to express the sorrow of such a tragedy. Sending lots of prayers for all the families.
Laurie Brion left a message on March 2, 2012:
My heart goes out to all of you that loved Russell. I personally did not know him,I'm friends with Nikki. Russell truly seemed like such a wonderful young man that had his life so planned out and with such a wonderful future. My prayers are with all of you at this time. May god comfort you all in this time of grief.
Patty left a message on March 2, 2012:
Dear Russell King Family, I do not know your family but I would like to express my sympathy to your family at the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hopefully all the wonderful memories of Russell with get your family through this difficult time. Thank you for donating his organs so others may live through Russell. May God Bless you and may you son rest in Peace..
Emily Sanders left a message on March 2, 2012:
May the Lord bless and keep this family; May he hold them in his loving arms as they grieve.
Erin Hannon left a message on March 2, 2012:
Love and healing to the King family. Russell was an honorable young man, and a great friend. I'm going to miss his little smirk and funny laugh. He was a great person to hang out with and talk to. He was raised well and his life will be remembered. God bless. <3One love.
Melissa Cantzlaar left a message on March 2, 2012:
Condolences to the King family at this difficult time.Peace and God Bless.MelissaLondon, U.K.
Denyse left a message on March 2, 2012:
Although I did not know your son, my heart aches for all of you. I know that there are no words to adequately express the grief and sorrow you feel. May you find comfort in God's grace and be wrapped in His loving arms.
mark and penny peterlin left a message on March 2, 2012:
our prayers go out to you and your family .we are so sorry for your loss.
Susan Wells left a message on March 2, 2012:
I did not know your son and have never met your family, but I wanted you to know that my heart breaks for you and for everyone involved in this terrible tragedy. I have a daughter and cannot imagine what you are going thru. God Bless you and thank you for giving the amazing gift of life to 8 people in need. What a selfless and amazing act in this time of grief. I have been praying for you and all those involved, and will continue to do so. May you find comfort in the love and support that you receive.
Dawn D'Amore left a message on March 2, 2012:
My daughter and I wanted to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are not part of the community, but, we are part of a community in Mayfield, that is there for you no matter what. Please except our prayers and GOD bless you all
Paula Knapp left a message on March 2, 2012:
Please know that you are in the prayers of many...even 'strangers' like myself...I cannot fathom your loss.
Nikki, Cliff, and Izabella Stanley left a message on March 2, 2012:
We are going to miss you so much Russell You were such a fun person you always had everyone laughing the way you and cliff always wrestling around I know I havent been in this family but 4 years but you guys are the only ones i have gotten the amazing opportunity to get close to on Cliff's dads side and im very thankful for that. Rusty Jeanie Crystal we all love you very much we are going to miss Russell so much. ill never forget when we went on our deer hunting trip i dont even think Cliff and i were married yet but all the fun we had camping in december i can say i havent done that again. well Russell til another day i know you will be watching over everyone you'll always be our Hero we love you!
Barb peck left a message on March 2, 2012:
To Russells Family and Comunity, We are so sorry and you have our Deepest Felt Sympathy. Russell Was a fine young man, May God Bless him, and all of you with the healing. The state and country mourns with you . Find peace in the lives he has saved. God Bless you.Barb Peck
Nicole, Holly, Cyndi, (Fuller) left a message on March 2, 2012:
IF MY HUG WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE AWAY YOUR PAIN, I WOULD START NOW AND NEVER STOP.
Fishersville Baptist Church left a message on March 2, 2012:
Please accept our deep condolences at Russell's passing. Our hearts were broken to hear about what happened. Russell looks like such a sweet young man, and this is a terrible loss for everyone. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you!
The Durica Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the parents, family and friends of Russell,Our heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathy to you all. Your lose is unimaginable but may all the memories you've shared bring peace, joy and love to your hearts. Russell's spirit will live forever within and around you! God bless and keep you all.
Steve and Pat Maznik left a message on March 2, 2012:
May you find peace knowing your son's life has touched many.....and that he will live on through your generous gift. We are all family....and share in your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and love are wrapped around your family.
Martha left a message on March 2, 2012:
My heart goes out to you all during this time. & even though we're thousands of miles apart & our paths will never cross I've cried so many tears for these children & their friends & family...I am thinking about you every day & am sending love & prayers from God Bless You All
Heather Henley left a message on March 2, 2012:
Sending prayers and condolences to everyone who was touched by this young man; One can only imagine what you all are going through at this time when you see how many people that didn't know him are touched; this young angel got his wings and may he forever watch over you all.
Dana left a message on March 2, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I am so sorry for your loss.
Apostle DR. Lottie M. Smith left a message on March 2, 2012:
To The King Family,Blessed is he whose hope is in the lord his God, the maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. The lord who remains faithful forever. Psalms 146:5,6.With Deepest Sympathy and PrayersApostle Dr. Lottie M. Smith and The EL-Shaddai Worship Center Church Family.
Rebecca Dill left a message on March 2, 2012:
My heart , thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends of Russell. I'am so sorry for your loss. May Russell Rest In Peace now & always!!
Lisa DonCarlos left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are wrapping you and your family in prayers.
Tracy Garey left a message on March 2, 2012:
My heart goes out to you. Your whole family is in my prayers.
Robin Martin left a message on March 2, 2012:
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Nelson & Mary left a message on March 2, 2012:
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.You are in our hearts & prayers.
Nelson & Mary left a message on March 2, 2012:
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.You are in our hearts & prayers.
Brenda Henrichsen left a message on March 2, 2012:
May God Bless you and Keep you during this difficult time and always!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Alison left a message on March 2, 2012:
It all still seems so unreal. My heart continues to break for your family and all those who have been thrust into this tragedy. I will be praying for you all and hope that over time you will find health, happiness and healing.
Patty Shiflett (Nickita) left a message on March 2, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family
Ken Emanis left a message on March 2, 2012:
May the Grace and Love of God surround and comfort you
The Kotonski Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the parents, family and friends of Russell, may God watch over you, comfort you and hold you in the palm of His hand during this difficult time.
Lisa Snodgrass and family left a message on March 2, 2012:
We are deeply sadened about your loss and are praying for your family and friends.. i just dont know how anyone could handle lossing a child and i am so very sorry for you!! god bless your whole family.
Cynthia left a message on March 2, 2012:
My condolences and prayers go out to your family. I am so sorry for your loss and pray for your strength to get through this difficult time.
Linda Demas left a message on March 2, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers are with you on this day.
paula price left a message on March 2, 2012:
You don't know me.I am just a parent that is lifting your family up in prayer and thinking of you during this tragedy.God Bless you and may you find comfort in the Lord during this time of sorrow and loss of your son.
Patty left a message on March 2, 2012:
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your entire family at this difficult time.
Frank & Debbie Novak left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our deepest heatfelt sympathy to you and your family. May God bless and watch over all of you!
Frank & Debbie Novak left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our deepest heatfelt sympathy to you and your family. May God bless and watch over all of you!
tammy neff left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss.
Debbie Doyle left a message on March 2, 2012:
Such a handsome young man. My heart breaks for you and your family and nothing I can say can comfort you during this time. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you now and the coming days.During your darkest moments may your beautiful memories of your son bring you light.God Bless
Debbie Doyle left a message on March 2, 2012:
Such a handsome young man. My heart breaks for you and your family and nothing I can say can comfort you during this time. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you now and the coming days.During your darkest moments may your beautiful memories of your son bring you light.God Bless
Ilanthe Woods-Marino left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. His death has touched us all. Chardon class of 1978
Diane hartman left a message on March 2, 2012:
Prayer to you and your family. And all the Chardon Students, Teachers, staff.
David Wilson left a message on March 2, 2012:
So sorry to hear about Russell. Thinking of you Rusty and your family.
Peggy Nichols left a message on March 2, 2012:
The entire world is grieving with your family over this terrible tragedy. May God watch over your family and provide strength to bring your family through the days ahead. May your hearts be filled with beautiful and loving memories of Russell.Russell will always be with you; his memory will live on within your hearts.God bless Russell, Demetrius and Danny. Heaven has gained three beautiful Angels.
Patricia Frantz left a message on March 2, 2012:
My deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow.
The Gingerich Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family, may God give you comfort and peace in the upcoming days.
Lori left a message on March 2, 2012:
Sending my heartfelt condolences to Russell's family & friends from Upper Michigan. May knowing many, like myself, from all over the country, are thinking of you all at this sad time.
Angela left a message on March 2, 2012:
Gone but never forgotten.. lots of love, positive energy, and prayers to you and your family. Russell will forever be missed.
Susan Foreman left a message on March 2, 2012:
"His heart still beats"... beautiful.
Robin Hunt left a message on March 2, 2012:
God bless you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Connie Connor left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the family of this young man. From our family to yours, we send our sincere condolences. He will not be forgotten. God Bless you all.
Chris left a message on March 2, 2012:
Russell you will be truly missed. You were a wonderful young man. Always polite and respectful to everyone. We will miss you but will never forget you!
tanya walker left a message on March 2, 2012:
MY CONTINUED PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME. I CANNOT IMAGINE YOUR PAIN AND DESPAIR. MAY YOU FIND PEACE IN THE MEMORIES THAT YOU HAVE OF YOUR BABY.
Kimberly Repcik left a message on March 2, 2012:
Your gift of life has touched so many. I can't imagine the pain you are feeling. I am praying for peace in your heart. Know that so many are thinking of you and your family.
Zina left a message on March 2, 2012:
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved child
Tracy Mason left a message on March 2, 2012:
As a Mother/Grandmother I could not imagine losing one of my children. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this diificult time. I pray that your son watches over you to protect you.
Wendy Russell and Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
Dear Jeannie, Rusty and Crystal,I am so, so sorry about your loss. May you find comfort in the outpouring of love from your family and community and all of us who once called Chardon home. Wendy Russell and family
Christine Rea & Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting your son, but he sounds like he was a fine young man and he will be missed by many. I hope you will find some comfort in knowing that his gift of life to others has saved them from experiencing the deep loss and grief that you are now suffering. Please know that you are not alone. This tragedy has touched the hearts of so many people. Although I can't begin to imagine what you're going through, I just want you to know that you're in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you. RIP Russell.Sincerely, Christine Rea and Family.
Christine Rea & Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting your son, but he sounds like he was a fine young man and he will be missed by many. I hope you will find some comfort in knowing that his gift of life to others has saved them from experiencing the deep loss and grief that you are now suffering. Please know that you are not alone. This tragedy has touched the hearts of so many people. Although I can't begin to imagine what you're going through, I just want you to know that you're in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you. RIP Russell.Sincerely, Christine Rea and Family.
Kenneth & Theresa Mazur left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the family of this young man. From our family to yours, we send our sincere condolences. He will not be forgotten. God Bless you all.
Kenneth & Theresa Mazur left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the family of this young man. From our family to yours, we send our sincere condolences. He will not be forgotten. God Bless you all.
Bruce & Sheila Bird & Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
Dear Jeannie, Rusty and Crystal, Our hearts go out to you and your family as you mourn the death of your beloved son and brother, Russell. Dwell on the way Russell lived his life, not on how he died. May our Savior, Christ Jesus surround and fill you with his divine love and bless you with peace. With heartfelt sympathyBruce & Sheila Bird & Family
Bruce & Sheila Bird & Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
Dear Jeannie, Rusty and Crystal, Our hearts go out to you and your family as you mourn the death of your beloved son and brother, Russell. Dwell on the way Russell lived his life, not on how he died. May our Savior, Christ Jesus surround and fill you with his divine love and bless you with peace. With heartfelt sympathyBruce & Sheila Bird & Family
Debbie & Bill King left a message on March 2, 2012:
We didnt know this young man but my heart goes out to at this difficult time but god will help you and guide you Debbie & Bill King
Debbie & Bill King left a message on March 2, 2012:
We didnt know this young man but my heart goes out to at this difficult time but god will help you and guide you Debbie & Bill King
jill,dennis foster left a message on March 2, 2012:
I just wanted to say am so very sorry of your son death,I pray to god be with you in this time and need and to know he's with our father lord in heaven and someday you will see him again ,may god bless you and family in this hard times your going threw .
Mary Ruane left a message on March 2, 2012:
My heart aches for you during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer Kirkland left a message on March 2, 2012:
I did not know Russell or any of the students involved. I am a native of the area and this has really hit hard. Such a horrible tragedy to happen to innocent young adults. God Bless your family as you heal and find Peace. My thoughts and Prayers are with everyone at this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace and protect you from above.
The Noble Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
To all the Family and friends of Russell, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. While there are no words to take away your pain, please take comfort in knowing that Russell's memory will live on. Although we did not personally know him, our heart aches for all of you. God Bless!
shasta prince left a message on March 2, 2012:
May God Be With Your Family Always. You Will Be In Our Hearts Forever
Scott Buckley left a message on March 2, 2012:
My prayers and sympathy are with you at this sad time.May God hold you close and take away the pain.
Quentin Singleton left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the family of Russell King JR, All of North East Ohio supports you. It has affected me. I never knew your son. Life is a journey & our Lord knows when our work here on earth is done. I know you ask why & keep your faith in God& he will help you through this. GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY.
C Griffin left a message on March 2, 2012:
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. The Griffin Family
Veronica and Jack Zurcher left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our prayers are with the King Family. We are deeply saddened by the loss of your precious son. God Bless all of you. Your son will live on from his wonderful gift. A nation mourns with you.
The Velichka Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Although we did not personally know Russell, he seemed like quite a young man whose life was cut much too short. Russell helped save eight people's lives with his organ donation. May God give you strength in the coming days....God bless you all! Rest in peace, Russell.
Mary Jo Kessler left a message on March 2, 2012:
So saddened by your loss.So hard to understand this tradgedy. My you live the rest of your days remembering the day you held your precious son and know that he was such a beautiful gift from God on loan to you. He is with his Father in Heaven. Peace be with you.
Jeannine Stemple left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so sorry of the loss of your beautiful son. Bless you for donating his organs so that others may live through him. My prayers and deepest condolences to his parents, and the rest of his family.
Ron left a message on March 2, 2012:
Dear King Family,I would like to give my sincere condolences to all of you, especially his mother, father and sister. I don't have any children and I can't even begin to imagine how deep your pain is but know that this has touched me and my prayers are with you everyday. May God give you the strength and faith to heal. Rest in peace young man.....fly them blue skies!!!!!! God Bless Your Soul Russell <3
Larimee Cortnik (Forman) left a message on March 2, 2012:
God keep all of you in His hands, and the memory of you in our hearts.
Bill & Joyce Santore left a message on March 2, 2012:
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. The gift of life Russell will share is wonderful. God bless you and be with you now and forever.
Bill & Joyce Santore left a message on March 2, 2012:
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. The gift of life Russell will share is wonderful. God bless you and be with you now and forever.
Sandy left a message on March 2, 2012:
May GOD Bless the King family in this time of grief, Russell is now in GOD's Hands and will always be watching over you, until you meet again.
Laura Hegedus left a message on March 2, 2012:
For the parents of Danny, Russell and DemetriusAs a parent my heart aches for you and your family. Just the thought of what you’re going through seems unbearable. I’m sure what I’ve written below doesn’t begin to explain what you’re feeling, but the words moved me, as if I had a little bit of understanding.One More Minute... One moment in time, is all that it tookWhen the world around me suddenly shookAn hour or a minute is all it would takeTo change what had happened shortly after he’d wakeIf only he stayed home or was tardy that day,Dropped a pen on the floor, and was out of the wayIf I hugged him longer or asked him to stayIf I dropped to my knees and started to prayOne minute with him was a life filled with loveI’m not ready to accept that he’s in heaven aboveThe pain and the sorrow is more than I knewThat a parent like me could ever go throughDear God hold my baby and please hold him tight; andGive me the courage and strength to get through this nightBy Laura Hegedus, Eastlake OH
Michael And Miriam Lutes and Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
What a wonderful boy Rusty Sr. Our hearts are with you. My father James Lutes was best of friends with your Uncle Gordon. We visited your house numerous times in Aquilla Village growing up and always enjoyed it. Scott Mullen and I have talked just today and heard Kara King and jen(Madolin) are on there way up from Texas. Rusty Sr.....I never new your boy Russel Jr. but boy does he look like you....only better. My heart breaks for not ever getting to meet him. With all my heart and love I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS! TOO YOUNG! What a loss this world will have without your son.
Judy Stratton left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our hearts break for your family on the loss of your beautiful son. May you find comfort in all the memories you have shared. We know he will forever be in your hearts. His legacy will live on in the gifts of life you so unselfishly gave to many others. Deep sympathy and God bless you.
Debbie Buehman left a message on March 2, 2012:
Your family are in our thoughts and prayers through terrible ordeal. May Russel's love of life go in the live's he helped save. May you have the strength and love of many with you to support your family.
Maryanna left a message on March 2, 2012:
King FamilyYou are in my heart and my prayers...So very sad for you and yours.
Janine left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so sorry that this young man has been taken from his friends and family at such a young age. You are all in my prayers.
Angela Sparks left a message on March 2, 2012:
My Heart goes out for you and your family and friend, i know what they are going through right now and you rest in peace and fly high
Melissa Costello left a message on March 2, 2012:
You are in our deepest thoughts and prayers and may God Bless each and every one of you.May you find comfort in the love of those around you.......and, from a far.The Costello FamilyCleveland, OH
Cathy Williams left a message on March 2, 2012:
I don't know you.....but my heart breaks for you. May God be with this family and give them strength to endure the pain. I'm so very sorry for your loss. May God bless and guide you in this time of tragedy.
larcinar moore left a message on March 2, 2012:
What has happened is a wake up call for the whole nation this is a time of trial and needs to be recollected love will always be present in the heart of strife may God be with you and and continue to look towards the light for you have an angel with you always.
Jessica Burrington left a message on March 2, 2012:
My heart is with the entire King family through this tragic time. Russell's gift of life has saved 8 lives. Thank you for your strength, my prayers continue to be with you. God bless now and always.
Carole Kepiro left a message on March 2, 2012:
Words cannot express my sadness for you and your community.I am Deeply Sorry for your Loss,Russell looks like a Handsome Young Man.May GOD help you at this Difficult Time.God Bless,Carole K.
malinda left a message on March 2, 2012:
my prayers are with the family and friends of Russel ........
Barbara Soden left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so sorry for the loss of your son, my hearts goes out to you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time and know that God has you all wrapped in his arms and will carry you when you fall. God Bless you all.Barb
Carol Schneider O'Brien left a message on March 2, 2012:
I have many fond memories of Russell living just up the street from him and he and my son Michael growing up together. He spent many evenings in my backyard with the neighborhood kids having bonfires. He was ALWAYS so respectful and curtious. He would always stop and help me carry my groceries in the house as he was walking by. I will always remember Russell as the cute little boy with a smile that could light up a room! God Bless you Rusty, Jeannie, Crystal and your extended family and give you strength in these most difficult days ahead. Know this community grieves with you and We Love You! RIP Sweet Russell! <3
Tracy Kimbrough left a message on March 2, 2012:
Though I do not know your family personally, my heart breaks for you and the loss of your son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Russell may no longer be with us on earth in the capacity he was before, he lives on in each and every person he blessed through organ donation. Such a tremendous gift. May you always know that the Chardon community, NE Ohio, the nation and the world are praying for your comfort and peace at this terrible time.
The Long Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be ever at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face And the rain fall softly on your fields And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.I don't know your family, but mourn with the nation over the loss of your precious son, Russell. Lifting you up in prayer.
Angie Hill left a message on March 2, 2012:
My family and I would like to express our extreme condolences to the entire King family. This has made me look at life a little more closely. Being a mother to 3 I can not imagine the pain and heartache you are going through, but know that you are and will continue to be lifted in prayer. xoxo
Jeanne left a message on March 2, 2012:
With deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Russell. I am truly sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Redi left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the King Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I heard the story on the news and it has touched me so much. My heart cries for the loss of such great young man. I want you to know that your family will be in my prayers.
Judy left a message on March 2, 2012:
Some how some way God will help you through this very painful time. We are so sorry for the loss of your son Russell. Praying for strength and for you to know that God is with you. Rejoice in the promise of eternal life and one day you will all be together again. God Bless You Dr. & Mrs Thomas Phelps and family
Mrs K left a message on March 2, 2012:
Words can hardly be expressed to you for your loss of a beautiful son. May God and my prayers wrap around you and your family now and forever. I'm so sorry for the loss of a beautiful person, a beautiful son, brother, etc. God Bless Russell D. King, Jr.and his family. Thank you Russell D. King, Jr for giving life to others. You will live on and now there will be others who will carry your life forward. Your family is so special to have carried your wishes forward, god bless them. I hope Chardon wins that game tonight for you but either way Russell D. King, Jr., you are a winner. RIP sweetie. Your neighbor in Mentor.
The Wahl Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so deeply sorry that this has happend to your family and poor Russell. My heart hurts to think of the pain you are feeling, my deepest sympathy from my family to yours, thoughts and prayers to you in this tragic time.
LISA VARGA left a message on March 2, 2012:
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND ALL OF CHARDON DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME
Linda Monk left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart grieves for your family through this tragedy. My prayers are with you all.
Dave Rogaliner left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the King Family,My deepest sympathies to each of you. I want you to know that my heart breaks for you and with the strength of this community we will be there to support you. God Bless,Dave Rogaliner
Riley Spry III left a message on March 2, 2012:
Dear Russel Sr. and Family:Rusty, I hadn't seen you since High School...but please accept my most heartfelt sympathy during this most difficult time.Please know that the entire wonderful community of Chardon, the state of Ohio, and the entire nation mourns and grieves right alongside you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss.With Utmost Sincerity;Riley Spry III
Alyson Walters left a message on March 2, 2012:
I did not know Russell but I am so very sorry for your loss.
mary left a message on March 2, 2012:
just wanted to sorry for your lost you are in are prays he will never be forgoten has his gift of live lives on so will he
J.C. Montgomery left a message on March 2, 2012:
You will not be forgotten.....your memory will live in all of us as a reminder that even though evil shadows the world, out of this darkness you saved the lives of others with your precious gifts of life. God Bless you young child of God...until we all meet again..... <3
Mr.and Mrs.Michael DeBlasio left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your families.Our hearts, tears,and prayers are with all of you at this time.. Mr. and Mrs. Michael DeBlasio
Hannah Adrian left a message on March 2, 2012:
Death is Nothing At All Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect. Without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you. For an interval. Somewhere. Very near. Just around the corner. All is well. Funeral Death Poem by Henry Scott Holland ~ 1847-1918 Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral ~ London. UK
Hannah Adrian left a message on March 2, 2012:
Death is Nothing At All Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect. Without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you. For an interval. Somewhere. Very near. Just around the corner. All is well. Funeral Death Poem by Henry Scott Holland ~ 1847-1918 Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral ~ London. UK
Bob and Terri Williams left a message on March 2, 2012:
We are so sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting his legacy live on.
The Franz family left a message on March 2, 2012:
My the lord shine down on during your time of need. Russell is now in the arms of our heavenly father watching down on you and waitting for the day you can all be togther again. He was a true hero. Amen.
Perez Family left a message on March 2, 2012:
Very sorry for the loss of such a bright , beautiful young man.Praying for you .
Chris left a message on March 2, 2012:
In this senseless and tragic loss know that many are thinking and praying for you.Please accept my heartfelt sympathies in the loss of Russell. i do not know Russ personally,but I have been so saddened by this tragic loss to your family.i know he was a fine young man ,who his short life, gave so much to others. In the days ahead , may God and the angels wrap their arms around you and lift you up and give you strength.In Our hearts and prayers, Chris and Max Schueneman
Adam, Angelique, and Jamilla Ledyard left a message on March 2, 2012:
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Your son has given one of the most precious gifts to many-life. You now have a precious angel watching over you. May God bless your family.
dina left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss..My thoughts and prayers.
Kala Day left a message on March 2, 2012:
We used to hang out in aquilla village at brittneys house. Russel was always so funny. I remember when u first met him, me and britt tried a bunch of my dresses on and would walk out of the room where russel And friends were sitting and they would just giggle :) and in school he was always really nice Abd funny! You're a great man russel I miss you so much can't wait to see you up in heaven one day!! Love you.<3
patricia shark left a message on March 2, 2012:
MAY GOD KEEP YOU IN HIS EVERLASTING ARMS AT THIS TIME OF YOUR LOSS,YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN OUR PRAYS
Marlana Freeman left a message on March 2, 2012:
My family and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sadness.
Jessie johnson left a message on March 2, 2012:
So sorry for your loss, Your family is in our prayers GOD BLESS YOU.
Kris McCarthy McNicholas left a message on March 2, 2012:
It saddens me to hear about the loss of Russell. May God give you the strength to get through this very difficult time. Know that you are in the prayers of many people across the country.God's PeaceKris
SHIRLEY HART left a message on March 2, 2012:
My heart aches for your entire family. I can't imagine the pain you are suffering. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.Your neighbor from Berea,Shirley Hart
sondra gary barker left a message on March 2, 2012:
OUR HEARTS CRY THIS WAS A SAD DAY YOU ARE WITH OUR LORD NOW MAY HE WRAP YOU IN HIS LOVEING ARMS .!
Brandy Arnall left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the family and friends of Russell, You are in our prayers at this time. May you feel the love of our Heavenly Father at this time. We are so sorry for the loss of your son.
Heather left a message on March 2, 2012:
Russell was taken from us much to soon. The world is a better place for having had him in it. To his family and friends, know that we share your sorrow and pray for healing and peace to surround you.
Amanda Rodriguez left a message on March 2, 2012:
I would like to extend my thoughts and prayers to the family of Russell. May Russell shine down upon you each and every day as he soars in the heavens above. God Bless your family.Amanda RodriguezPrincipal, Clark K-8 SchoolCleveland Metropolitan School District
Robin Martin left a message on March 2, 2012:
I grew up in Chardon and when I heard this horrid news, my heart went out to Russell's family and friends. I pray that you will find peace through this difficult time. God bless.
Lori Scalzo-Smith left a message on March 2, 2012:
Sending thoughts and prayers to the King family. With deepest sympathy on the loss of your son, Russell. Such a young, gentile and caring individual who was taken so soon from this life. May his love live with you forever!! God Bless you all.
Melissa left a message on March 2, 2012:
I didn't know him I am sorry for you'r loss my thought and prays go out to you. I will prays for the family and friend that where loss on monday from chardon high school.
Holly Thompson left a message on March 2, 2012:
U will forever be in our hearts and we will watch over your family for you.
John Powell left a message on March 2, 2012:
so very sorry.Even though your son was here a very brief time he touched the lives of people everywhere,his life made us all closer.Thank you Rusty.God bless
Kayla left a message on March 2, 2012:
Praying for all of Russell's family and friends!
Chris and Connie Bolwin left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family for the loss of Russell. And as you struggle through the grief and sadness, we hope you will find solace in the loving memories you have of him.- From the bottom of our hearts.
The staff of Great Lakes Chevrolet left a message on March 2, 2012:
To the family and friends of Russell:All of us were stunned as the events of that fateful day unfolded. We are moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends ourselves. We cannot imagine your grief at the loss of such a nice young gentleman. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap you in His comforting embrace and give you peace.
jenny cseplo left a message on March 2, 2012:
sweetest young man I ever met...his warm smile and laugh made me smile....I pray for you all at this difficult time...truly such a loss...
Melanie left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Russell but he seemed like a fine young man. May God bless your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Amy Ross left a message on March 2, 2012:
The pain you are feeling I can not imagine. Please know that prayers and love go to your family. I never met Russell~ however my nephew attended school with him. The community will never be the same~ and we will never forget these fine youn men. RIP Russell.
Mary Pace Fisher left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can ease the pain. Just know you and your family are in so many prayers.
Kathy Walker left a message on March 2, 2012:
Dear King Family,There is nothing that I can say to remove the wrenching pain of Russell's senseless passing. He is described as one who enjoyed nature, animals and life in general. It is not surprising then, that has chosen the gift of life by donating his organs. His passing has united a world of people who are suffering his loss by embracing you. Having had a near-death experience, I'd like to share that he must have had one too - better than mine. He found himself in a place where the weight of the world was lifted, felt no pain, gloried in a most exquisite and all-encompasing sense of peace, love and the freeing absence of the contraints of time and place. That is where my experience ended as I reluctantly returned to this physical world. I selfishly yearned to remain in this place that had bathed me with light and the promise of the realm of grace. My heart reaches out to you during this awful tansitional time.
Pat Finley left a message on March 2, 2012:
My heart is breaking for the students who lost their precious lives and the parents of these young men. May God be with you to confort and heal your hearts. Also for the ones who are hurt, may God heal you.
Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson left a message on March 2, 2012:
Jeannie,I have been thinking of you and praying for you and will continue to do so. Hugs and love,Kimberlee (brown) Jackson
angie Holloway left a message on March 2, 2012:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this very difficult time.God bless you all!Angie Holloway.....Cleveland,ohio
beverly scherick left a message on March 2, 2012:
jennie....most likely you don't rememmber me,but your mom used to babbysit myself and my brothers my moms name was ruth.i just want you to know that your in my thoughts and prayers,may god bless you and your family.
John Brown left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May God bless you and give you strength.
Sue McCanna left a message on March 2, 2012:
Please know that people from around the world have wrapped their arms around you. Russell and your family will always remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Ille left a message on March 2, 2012:
May God bless you and your family for your loss my Heart is just breaking over this Tragedy that you all have been through.
sue left a message on March 2, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this tragedy. May he live in your hearts forever.
Lisa and Larry Hill left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this very difficult time.
Karen Fleckenstein left a message on March 2, 2012:
I have no words to say, Other than I am here for all of you....Little Russell was such an adorable kid and a handsome young man--I have soo many fun memories of him when I babysat him and Crystal over the summer years ago...and many others, including the last time I seen him at Tristans Birthday....I loved that lil guy and I will miss him dearly- What ever I can do, Just let me know....He's your lil angel buddy now......and will live on in many ways.
Maria Rodriguez left a message on March 2, 2012:
Don't know your family, but want to send my prayer to you may he rest in peace and god bless you and your family may he give you the strenght.always remember the good times.
Bridget Brown left a message on March 2, 2012:
All my condolences, and prayers for your loss. May you find some healing, may God come hold your hand.
rachel davis left a message on March 2, 2012:
So sorry
Kim left a message on March 2, 2012:
Although I have never met your son or family.I wanted youto know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I cant imagine what all of you are going through losing 3 wonderfulchildren way to soon. May God be with you , lean on him hewill see you through this.
REBECCA ROSS left a message on March 2, 2012:
I am sorry this happened you are in my prayers, may God bless and keep you.
Holly Mihok left a message on March 2, 2012:
Our prayers are with you all. May God bless you and grant you comfort.
the shuman family left a message on March 2, 2012:
I as a mother of two teenage kids cannot comprehend such a tragic event. We all feel for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May you find peace in the arms of the lord.
Joanne Majeski left a message on March 1, 2012:
Dear Family of Russell D. King, Jr., Our deepest sympathies in the tragic loss of your precious son--gone too soon. We are praying for you. Sincerely,The Majeski Family, Newbury Township
Lena Flarida left a message on March 1, 2012:
I may not of knows you but u didn't deserve this. It's so sad that it happen that way. Rip
Kelly Caldwell left a message on March 1, 2012:
I dont know you but want you to know I am Praying for your entire family...God bless you all and know that God has you and your family in the palm of his hand
Trish left a message on March 1, 2012:
Thoughts are with you, although I did not know you, I grew up in Ashtabula Oh and reading about this senseless act of violence my heart goes out to all~
Evelyn Butts-Neal left a message on March 1, 2012:
I did not know you, but I cried for you. May GOD spread your light over the world.
Ashley left a message on March 1, 2012:
May God bless y'all!!
Bart, Jenifer, Ravenna Weekley and Emory Morley III left a message on March 1, 2012:
We will ALWAYS remember Russell. He was such a sweet and funny kid. Lots of memories..Kalahari, Laser Tag, Elementary School Concerts. I remember taking Emory and Russell midnight bowling, we went to Denny's afterward, both boys were falling asleep in their food. One day he decided he was fascinated with magnets. Russell went all around my house sticking magnets to things to see if they were metal. Emory and Russell were so much alike and the best of friends. We ALWAYS enjoyed having Russell over for the weekend. May he rest in peace now. Thoughts and prayers are with the King family at this tragic time.
Theresa Fuller & family left a message on March 1, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Theresa Fuller & family left a message on March 1, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Jackie &Steve Dmitriev left a message on March 1, 2012:
You will always be in our thoughts and hearts..R.I.P. Little Russell..your are deeply loved and missed <3
Jackie &Steve Dmitriev left a message on March 1, 2012:
You will always be in our thoughts and hearts..R.I.P. Little Russell..your are deeply loved and missed <3
edith rule left a message on March 1, 2012:
HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND HE WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU
Melissa left a message on March 1, 2012:
Praying for your entire family...God bless you all and KNOW that God has you and your family in the palm of his hand, rest in his promises,,,,you are in our thoughts and prayers...
Steve Biro left a message on March 1, 2012:
God bless the King family at this time, please know your son is with God now and is sharing in love like never before
Lisa Piwarski left a message on March 1, 2012:
Crystal, Jeannie, and Rusty...... I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences are with you guys. Another beautiful rose has bloomed in god's garden. It is amazing what you guys have done in the tragic time to help others. Your family is truelly inspiring. Stay strong and god bless all of you!!!!
Barbara Meadows left a message on March 1, 2012:
My sympthy goes out to your family and all of Chardon. From what I have read and heard you have lost an amazing son. Love and prayers to all......
augusta brooks left a message on March 1, 2012:
You will be missed by friends and the community and also your family you were taken to soon.i do not know him but it really hurts knowing that a innocent life was taken way to soon and may justice be served for you guys and the other victims.R.I.P Russell.my prayers go out to everyone involved.
The Peteritis Family left a message on March 1, 2012:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our prayers.
Paul hare left a message on March 1, 2012:
Im so sorry for you loss .
Brittaney Watkins left a message on March 1, 2012:
Although i do not know your family my heart has been touched by the tragedy that occured. Russell seemed like such a bright young man, may the lord lift you & your family in this time of need. RIP Russell & god bless the King family.
Mandy left a message on March 1, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family now and always as you find the strength to get through this difficult time. I did not know Russell, but I am so very sorry for your loss. God bless you all.
Sherry Metcalf left a message on March 1, 2012:
My prayers go out to ya'all, I did not know him, but I have felt for ya'all since I heard about it.
Seiler Family left a message on March 1, 2012:
We did not know your son, but just wanted to express our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to your family. May God keep you strong during this difficult time. Prayers to all of you.
Bonita Schaff left a message on March 1, 2012:
Although I didn't know Russell or his family, my deepest sympathy goes out to all of you..Trust in Christ and you will one day get through this. May GOD bless all of you.
Mandy left a message on March 1, 2012:
May he rest in peace,My thoughts and prayers to family and friends,May god bless you all.
Willaim and Mary Doran left a message on March 1, 2012:
Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You will be in our prayers.
robin left a message on March 1, 2012:
just whated to say so sorry for your loss
The Lovelands left a message on March 1, 2012:
Although we didn't know Russell, our hearts break for the loss. May God bless your family and give you strength to get thru this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mother of a murdered son left a message on March 1, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss.I lost my only child a son to murder . Know that I will forever keep u in my thoughts and prays xoxoThe Mother of a Murdered Son Billy
The Taylor Family left a message on March 1, 2012:
Our family extends our prayers to your family in this time of sorrow. May God be with you all.
Sharyne and Ed Jasany left a message on March 1, 2012:
Our THOUGHTS and PRAYERS are with your family!!! May Russell R. I. P.
Sandra Player left a message on March 1, 2012:
King Family,My heartfelt sympathy to you. Though no words can take away your pain at the moment, may you find comfort in knowing that so many share your loss and are keeping you close in thought and prayer. Your son's memory will forever live on in your hearts. God Bless you all.
Jeff, Kathy, Brandon and Brent Ferguson left a message on March 1, 2012:
Rusty, Jeannie and Crystal, Please accept our condolences on the loss of Russell. Every on of these children were awesome people and were taken away from us way too early. It will be so hard but we will find a way to heal from this. I am so proud that you and my brother's families had the courage to offer your children's organs for donation. now there are 16 or so people that can have a new life. God bless you all. Love you all --- The Fergusons
Dawn left a message on March 1, 2012:
I don't know any of you, but wanted to send my heartfelt condolences. I really don't know what to say other than that we are so so deeply saddened & you are forever in our prayers.Most Sincerely From our family to yours
Deneen Shoemaker left a message on March 1, 2012:
I am so very sorry for your loss Rusty and Jeanie! I have no words to express how heavy my heart is for you and your family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers! May God wrap his loving arms around all of you through this time. I Love You Jeanie! R.I.P. Russell! <3
Eileen Miller left a message on March 1, 2012:
I've never had the pleasure of knowing you or your family but my heart goes out to your family and friends. You are in the arms of God now and are safe. God Bless your family and friends. My prayers will always be with you and yours.Rest in Peace sweet Russell.
Michelle left a message on March 1, 2012:
Rest in peace Russell. May God keep you in his arms. My thoughts/prayers are with the entire family at this horribly difficult time. God bless you all!
Sandra Desilvestri left a message on March 1, 2012:
Saw this on the news.So sorry about ur loss.There is never the right word to say.but lend on Jesus christ.U are in my thoughts and prayers.
David James left a message on March 1, 2012:
my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during these tough times. God will get you through this.
Edward A Pierce left a message on March 1, 2012:
RIP Bud
Jamie left a message on March 1, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers
Janet Phillips left a message on March 1, 2012:
Though I've never had the pleasure of knowing you or your family, my heart goes out to your family and friends during this tragic time. I pray for their healing and may they find comfort knowing that you're home with Jesus and watching over them from the heavens above. God Bless
Tracey Strong left a message on March 1, 2012:
There are never enough words to say how sorry we all are for this very tragic event and the outcome that it had. I cant say i know what you are feeling because i dont and i wont pretend to. However may god bless you and wrap his loving arms around your family. Know that your son is your guardian angel and he will always protect you. Please hold all of the memories close to your heart, for noone can take them away. Grieve for as long as you need to, if its for the rest of your life, then so be it. People will tell you that it will get better as time goes by and the hurt will diminish, that doesnt always happen and people need to understand that. You all are in my prayers today, tomorrow and always. God Bless you all, Tracey Strong.
Tracey Strong left a message on March 1, 2012:
There are never enough words to say how sorry we all are for this very tragic event and the outcome that it had. I cant say i know what you are feeling because i dont and i wont pretend to. However may god bless you and wrap his loving arms around your family. Know that your son is your guardian angel and he will always protect you. Please hold all of the memories close to your heart, for noone can take them away. Grieve for as long as you need to, if its for the rest of your life, then so be it. People will tell you that it will get better as time goes by and the hurt will diminish, that doesnt always happen and people need to understand that. You all are in my prayers today, tomorrow and always. God Bless you all, Tracey Strong.
pam walters left a message on March 1, 2012:
U will be miss by all that loved you but not forgoten
Cathleen Miller left a message on March 1, 2012:
So sorry for your loss, I didn't know Russell, but wanted to send prayers to your family, and let you know everyone is thinking of you in this time of loss.
The Burnett Family left a message on March 1, 2012:
Our heart is breaking for you all. know that even thought we do not know you we are praying for God's peace to surround you during this difficult time. God bless you and I pray you can feel his loving arms wrapped around you...
Alina left a message on March 1, 2012:
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family & the entire Chardon community. God has a reason for everything, & though we may not know now why he chose Russ, we can only find out when our time is up. rip. <3
Brenda Harris left a message on March 1, 2012:
Dear Family-It hurts and there's no answer as to why your son had to be taken so soon. I pray that God will strengthen and comfort you in this difficult time.
Jon and Jessica Pavlik left a message on March 1, 2012:
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our families thoughts and prayers.
susie lawrence left a message on March 1, 2012:
sad for your loss! i will pray for you!
Julie S left a message on March 1, 2012:
My heart aches for your family. The pain of losing a child is one that I can't think of bearing. I pray for your family's strength through this present and future.
Tina Parker left a message on March 1, 2012:
Jeannie and Rusty, there are no words that can express my sympathy, you are in my heartfelt thoughts and prayers.
Darlene Roberts left a message on March 1, 2012:
My deepest sympathy to the family. Forever in our hearts.
vivian walker-bass left a message on March 1, 2012:
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.....YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS!
Donna Rypinski left a message on March 1, 2012:
My deepest condolences in the loss of this young man. Though I do not know him, I will never forget.
Tim and Sharon Stephens left a message on March 1, 2012:
We are so very sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength you need to endure and know that we are praying for you. We lost our only sonfive years ago and know all to well your pain.
Katrina Jones left a message on March 1, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours through this time. God Bless you all!Former resident of Willoughby
The Perkins Family left a message on March 1, 2012:
My God give you the strength and comfort you need at this time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
falisha left a message on March 1, 2012:
r.i.p
Michelle Hill left a message on March 1, 2012:
Parents, family and friends, My Prayers and my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your loss. May you heal as time goes by.I was given this poem when my husband passed away in 2009, I always keep this poem in mind and it does help. May you find Peace in knowing that one day you will reunite with your loved one. Russell King, Jr May you Rest In Peace with the Lord.MY DEAREST FRIENDS AND FAMILYTo My dearest friends and family, something I would like to say... but first of all to let you know, I have arrived okay. I am writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.Here, there's no more tears of sadness, here is just eternal love.Please do not be unhappy just because I am out of sight. Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me and he said," I welcome you."It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.As far as your dearest family they'll be here later on.I need you here badly; you're part of my plan. There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores but to- flight. God and I are close to you....in the middle of the night.When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain. remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.I wish I could tell you all that god has planned. But if I were to tell you, you would not understand. But one thing is for certain, through my life on earth is over. I am closer to you now, then I ever was before.There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills climb, but together we can do it by taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too.... that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.If you can help someone who is in sorrow and pain,then you can say to God at night......."My day was not in vain." And now I am contented.....that my life has been worthwhile, knowing as I passes along the way, I made somebody smile.So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,just lend a hand and pick him up, as on your way to go. When you are walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind, I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.And when it's time for you to go.....from that body to be free, remember you're not going......you're coming here with me.
Ann Marie left a message on March 1, 2012:
I do not know your son, but I am deeply saddened by your loss. Your family will be in our prayers for long after today. We will never forget. I hope your wonderful memories of your son get you through this tragedy.
kim left a message on March 1, 2012:
there are no words to express our deepest sorrow over the loss of rusty. We all have been praying mightily for your family, that God can somehow give you peace . Im not sure if this will offer comfort but it sure touched my heart to see how many handfuls of kids who are now coming to christ at crave since this happend. I know it doesnt lighten the blow, or take away your grief, but these kids and parents are on thier knees like never before... we will continue to pray for you, and keep rusty as a treasured memory in our hearts.... God bless you
carmen rose sebring left a message on March 1, 2012:
May you rest in peace Russell . May God give your family the strength and peace to comfort their heart.
Teri & Carl Stanley left a message on March 1, 2012:
Rusty and Jeanie, we can't imagine the loss you are feeling and no words will make it any easier, but please know our thoughts are with you both
Teri & Carl Stanley left a message on March 1, 2012:
Rusty and Jeanie, we can't imagine the loss you are feeling and no words will make it any easier, but please know our thoughts are with you both
Glenda Moore left a message on March 1, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Leon & Glenda Moore
Debbie&Bill king left a message on March 1, 2012:
we dont know you personally but our prayers are with you we are so sorry for your loss
Debbie&Bill king left a message on March 1, 2012:
we dont know you personally but our prayers are with you we are so sorry for your loss
Marilyn Cioffi left a message on March 1, 2012:
When I heard the news about your son I was sadden.Your angle is resting peacefully in Gods hands and may he give you strength.I know he will be missed,by all who knew him and those who didn't know him. My prayers and thought are with you.
Lori Kendall & Teenage Boys left a message on March 1, 2012:
Russell, this world will be a lesser place without you in it. God Speed.
Lori Kendall & Teenage Boys left a message on March 1, 2012:
Russell, this world will be a lesser place without you in it. God Speed.
Heather Woods left a message on March 1, 2012:
We are very sorry for you loss...we dont know you personally but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time...Jeff and Nancy Smith of East Canton, OhioHeather and Taylor Woods of East Canton Ohio
Lori left a message on March 1, 2012:
May your son rest in peace and may God's love guide you in the coming days!!!!
Amber left a message on March 1, 2012:
R.I.P. Russell you'll be missed by many
Tonnisha Pirant left a message on March 1, 2012:
I am sorry for your loss.. At this time I cannot relate to what you are going through, but as a mother myself- my heart aches for you. May God Bless you with Peace and Joy while you are grieving. I also pray for Healing with everyone in your family. John 14:27.. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Mary Beth Aufmuth left a message on March 1, 2012:
May God bless and keep all of you in His arms, surrounded by His peace and love both now and for the days to come.
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