Sheldon, Russell William, MM3, a 20 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010 in Goose Creek, South Carolina. Born in Long Beach, CA, Russell was 20 when he died. After graduating from Redondo Beach High School in 2008 he studied physics and Japanese at El Camino Junior College. In 2009 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. At the time of his death he was studying at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. Russell is survived by Mother, Jennifer Byrd of Redondo Beach, CA; Father, Kenneth Sheldon; Brother, Terrence (Mallory) Sheldon of Okinawa, Japan and Step Father, David Byrd of Redondo Beach, CA. The Service will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. I was both saddened and honored to have attended your son’s service today.A child is your child/your little brother forever. Though, as a Blue Star Mother, I never met Russell, those who spoke with such heart introduced us to the real Russell. I also would like to relay to the clergy how comfortable they made those attending who were of a different faith.From personal experience and that of working with a chaplain’s group, the old adage “That things will get better” is true. May you have only wonderful memories. Loss brings disruption, paperwork, sorting personal “stuff”. Your needs will be different – please call me for anything – a chat at midnight, some good comfort food, or just to listen. Shalom, Faith Goldman

  2. David, Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Please know we are thinking of you and your wife at this difficult time. Our most heartfelt blessings for you to find strength, -Maggie and Paul

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