World War II veteran
Louis Russian, 89, died October 5, 2011. He was the devoted husband of Ruth (Radetsky) Russian for 65 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Israel and Sarah (Pablisky) Russian. He had lived in Cranston for 57 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving during the Normandy Invasion. He was a member of Temple Torat Yisrael and of the Redwood Lodge Masons. He worked for the state of Rhode Island as a medical claims examiner and previously as owner of Armory Hardware and for the Rhode Island Hospital.
Loving father of Renee Taketomo and her husband Tosh, Sheila Russian and her husband Roger Marcus, and David Russian and his wife Maria Vicens. Dear brother of Anne Grossman and the late Myer, Samuel and William Russian, and the late Mary Turek and Hazel Goldberg. Loving grandfather of Anastasia, Alexander and Katherine Taketomo, Karen and Eva Marcus, and Dylan and Adrian Russian.
His funeral service was held Oct. 7 from the Priest Chapel at Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Temple Torat Yisrael. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Chapel in Cranston.