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Bruce W. Russell Sr.



Bruce W. Russell Sr., 72, of Hammonton died on Monday, February 1, 2021.


Born in Hammonton, Bruce grew up in Atsion and later raised his family in Atco. Bruce was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He owned and operated Russell’s Pic II on the White Horse Pike in Hammonton for 28 years and was a co-owner at the Pic-A-Lilli Inn in Shamong and the Pic Pub in Atlantic City. Above all, Bruce was a family man who loved his family dearly. He was a friend to everyone and nobody was a stranger to him. He enjoyed golf, ice hockey, family vacations, and he was a Disney Fanatic.


He is predeceased by his son, Bruce “Burr” Russell Jr.; brothers, Pickett “Butch” (Sandy) Russell III and John “Buddy” Russell; and sister, Lillian “Bonnie” (Bill) Halfmann.


Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Sandra (nee Kimley); daughter, Heather (Shawn) Gudauskas; grandchildren, Lawrence and Garrett; brothers, Wallace (Virginia) Russell and Donald (Barbara) Russell; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Relatives and friends attended his viewing on February 8, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bell-Hennessy Funeral Home, 420 S. Main St., Williamstown. Graveside Services with Military Honors were held 1 p.m. on February 9, 2021 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Hammonton. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place, funeral services were held privately.


Arrangements made by Bell-Hennessy Funeral Home.