Russell Montrose, 91, of Newport, died Monday, February 25, 2019 at his daughter's home surrounded by family. He was born to Harry Amos and Ann (Davis) Montrose on January 7, 1928 in Westmoreland City, PA. Russ was a veteran of the Navy, where he proudly served our nation. His deep Catholic faith sustained him throughout his life and for many years, he was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin, where he married the love of his life, Sarah (Sally) Boch. He moved to Newport and St. Bernard Church became his new church family. Russ worked in sales and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, painting landscapes, the Steelers, and watching sports (especially his grandchildren's). His greatest love in life was his family and he took great joy and pride in their accomplishments.
He is preceded in death by his parents and wife. He is survived by his four children: Patricia (Glenn) Harshberger of Newport: Beverly Montrose of Forest Hills, PA: Ken (Debbie) Montrose of Steven Fields, PA: and Kirk (Laurie) Montrose of Dillsburg: as well as 9 grandchildren: Stephanie Trispagonas (Tom), Andrew Harshberger (Carrie), Elizabeth Watterson (Lucas), Danny Harshberger, Emily Black (Sam), Paige, Kyle, Kirk Jr. and Megan Montrose: and 11 great grandchildren.
Russ will be remembered for his extraordinary generosity, kindness, sense of humor, and his ability to make you feel so loved.
A visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 4th at St. Bernard Catholic Church, New Bloomfield followed by the Memorial Mass at 11:00. Burial will be in Irwin, PA at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to either St. Bernard Catholic Church, 811 Shermans Valley Road, Box 25, New Bloomfield, PA or Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The family would like to thank Homeland Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Dad.