Russell Kenneth Thornton
Age 83 of Plum, formerly of Turtle Creek passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Karen A. (Kelley) Thornton. Loving father of Kenneth (Kimberly), Kevin (Pam), Jonathan (Mary Pat), and Thomas (Donna Lynn) Thornton; grandfather of Jacob, Joshua, Matthew (Laura), Megan, Eric, Joshua, Aubrelyn, and Shane Thornton; brother of the late Robert Thornton; also survived by his feline companions, Suzie and Blackie Girl. Russell was a mail carrier for the US Postal Service in Plum Borough for almost 40 years. He was a member of the Plum Creek Masonic Lodge, Syria Shrine, and also the Three Rivers Hillbilly Clan #53. He enjoyed casinos and also spending time at his Pymatuning Lake camp. Friends will be received Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 4-8 PM at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, INC., 118 Shaw Avenue, Turtle Creek (412-823-1950), where a service will be Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10:30 AM. Private interment will be held at Church Hill Cemetery. Masonic services will be Wednesday, 7:30 PM. Private interment will take place at Church Hill Cemetery. Per the family's request, masks must be worn within the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, Attn: Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394 or online at www.shrinerschildrens.org. Online condolences may be made at www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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