Martin “Marty” Joseph Russian III, 72, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011 at TideWell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Marty was born in New York City, New York on November 1, 1938. A retired contractor and businessman, Martin moved from his longtime home of New Jersey to Miami, Florida, before relocating to Punta Gorda in 1998. Marty, a member of San Antonio Catholic Church in Port Charlotte, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1693 in Punta Gorda, raised, showed and judged American Bull Dogs, a breed he long admired and loved. A U.S. Navy veteran, he proudly served his entire naval career aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bernardine “Bunny”; four sons, Barrett (Dawn), Elliott (Angie), Darrell (Tamara), and Bennett Russian; five grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Brian, Kevin, and Savannah; a brother, John (Maria) Russian, and a sister, Nancy (Howard) Pelsang.
Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.