January 12, 1959 ~ July 21, 2022
Born in: Inglewood, California
Resided in: South Bay
Russell, George Patrick, a 40 plus year resident of the South Bay passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in Torrance, California. Born in Inglewood, California, George was 63 when he died. George was a member of St. Lawrence Martyr Church and Boy Scouts of America as a child.
George was a teacher with LAUSD for 26 years with a bachelors degree in liberal sciences-natural studies. He was interested in astronomy, geography, history, trains, and rock n roll music. His hobbies included cooking, camping, bbqing, model building, stamp collecting, reading, and spending time with his family.
He was passionate about cooking, family, and playing guitar.His was a huge fan of The Raiders, The Dodgers, The Lakers, Team USA at the Olympics, and his favorite food was Mexican and Italian.
George is survived by his wife Theresa, three children Marty, Patrick, and Marissa, son and daughter in law Cody and Ting, his mother Catherine and two sisters Lori and Cathleen.
Service: August 19, 2022 10:00 am
St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church
1900 S. Prospect Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Graveside Service: August 19, 2022 12:00 pm
Holy Cross Cemetery
5835 W. Slauson Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
You will be missed dearly!
Missing you everyday and love you always Dad!
You will be so greatly missed George. Thank you for your many conversations with me and the cafeteria ladies. We are blessed to have known you.
Mr. Russell will be greatly missed but his warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever in the halls of Barton Hill. Wishing his family courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in their heart.
Mr. Russell was a great person. He was truly passionate about teaching and loved his students. He was funny and knew a lot about everything. He was always a pleasure to talk too.
Mr. Russell was such a great guy and a truly positive force. I was lucky enough to be able to work with him at Barton Hill for 3 years, and I enjoyed learning from him and talking about his students, his favorite teams, and his guitar! He will be missed by all, but his memory will definitely serve as a blessing to those privileged enough to know him.
I will always remember Mr. Russell for his kindness. He was always kind and caring to all the students and staff he worked with. He always has such a positive outlook about everything. He always had smile on his face. He cheered everyone up around him. I enjoyed talking to him. I enjoyed working with him while I was at Barton Hill.
What a kind and gentle soul! You are missed at Barton Hill, but I know that you are ever present in spirit.
George (aka Mr. Russell in our hallways) was such a positive presence at our school. Even when we had crazy, busy days at work, George’s calm & gentle nature would immediately put everyone at ease. He was so easy to talk to about any subject, but sports was our common bond. We were in a March Madness Pool together and I will really miss talking about the tournament with him. He had cool insight and always made me laugh. He will be missed dearly at our school Barton Hill. His loss is felt by all. Rest In Peace, my friend.
I will miss our talks. You always found a way to make me laugh even when I thought I was too mad to laugh. I will miss talking sports with you. Although my knowledge of sports is limited you engaged with me like I really knew what I was talking about. I am going miss your presence on campus. I am going to miss walking down the hall in the new building seeing you do your magic. RIP my friend, you were an angel in disguise that I never realized.
George and I began our careers on the same day twenty five years ago. He was a pillar of humanity in that professional setting as well as being a good friend in and outside of work. His importance in our hearts is deeply felt.
Indeed! Thank you Dan.
You will be missed dearly.
Thank you for being the best 3rd grade teacher. It was an honor to have been taught by you. You are now in a better place may you Rest In Peace, please watch over your family.
To the Russell family,
I am so sorry for your loss, you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.🤍
Thank you Delaila,
What a small world that you was his student long time ago and me and you a co-worker at present. Yes he was a good teacher who always care for his students.
George was a loved family member of our school Barton Hill. We’ve known him for over 20 years. He was loved by the staff and students. He always found a way to be positive and funny even in the most stressful times. We will also miss his shared recipes and his passion for music. May his beautiful soul Rest In Peace. He will always remain in our hearts. With love, Mr. and Mrs. Marin
To George’s family: he loved you, he was proud of you and you were always front and center in his world! When he spoke of you, which was often, there was a different tone of his voice, he perked up and it was so very clear how very special you were to him!!
I’ll miss you, George. I’ll miss our lunchtime chats about concerts, food (I still don’t have that potato chip and cheese recipe), survivor football, march madness, parenting and so much more!!
I’ll miss the exchange of exhales passing in the halls after a tough morning, and the exuberant grin at the end of that day.
I pray your family finds comfort and peace in time…