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Russell Edward Hurd

February 5, 1950 — October 28, 2021

Cherry Tree

Russell Edward Hurd, 71, of Cherry Tree, passed away Thursday October 28, 2021 at UPMC Shadyside, in Pittsburgh.

He was born to Cecil F. and Anna (Erickson) Hurd in LaJose.

Russell was a 1969 graduate of Purchase Line High School. He attended Vail Technical School for Autobody. He started in 1971 working for Lacue’s Chevrolet and Buick as an auto body technician, where he worked for over 32 years before retiring in 2003. He was a member of the Newberg Baptist Church. When Russell was younger, he liked to hunt, fish, enjoying the outdoors, collecting antique trains, his love of vehicles and attending car shows.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years whom he married on September 4, 1971, Connie (Drummond) Hurd, Cherry Tree, three brothers, Floyd E. Hurd, LaJose, Earl Hurd and wife Kathy, Buffalo, NY, James Hurd and wife Sally, Mahaffey, three sisters, Irene Brothers, Cherry Tree, Ruth Bell and husband Albert, LaJose, Sharon Irvine, Irvona, two sister-in-law’s, Linda Deadenderfer and husband David, Indiana, Alice Ferringer and husband Larry, Smicksburg, and  numerous nieces and nephews and his pet rooster, Noodles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Cecil Hurd and three sisters, Marie Rishell, Mildred Solley, Grace Ann Dropps.

Friends will be received on Sunday at the Newburg Baptist Church in LaJose, from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 3:00 PM with Russell’s brother, James Hurd officiating.

Graveside services will be private at LaJose Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the donor’s choice.

The Waldron Funeral Home of Mahaffey, have been entrusted with the arrangements.

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