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Russell W. Ilg

Born: Fri., Nov. 19, 1943
Died: Sat., Jun. 28, 2014


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jul. 03, 2014
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 03, 2014
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home


Inurnment

Thu., Jul. 03, 2014
Location: Tallmadge Cemetery


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Russell Wayne Ilg, "Uncle Russ," age 70, went home to be with the Lord June 28, 2014.

Russell was born and lived in Tallmadge most of his life. He was a member of Faith Family Church in Canton. Russell was dedicated to Tallmadge Little League Baseball and served in all aspects of the game. He was inducted into the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 receiving the “Glenn Speed Bosworth Award” for 25 years of service to Northern Ohio Youth baseball. In 1991, he was honored at the 45th Annual Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA where he received The Phoenix Award for Volunteer of the Year Central Region. Russell worked at Klaben Auto Stores for eighteen years from where he retired.

Russell was preceded in death by his mother, Daisy; father, Bernard; sister, Donna; brother, David; and granddaughter, Brianna. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of 33 years, Julia; son, Russell; daughter, Kathy (Thom Passarelli); son, John (Desserai Starr); nine grandchildren; one great grandson; sister, brothers, and a large loving family.

Russell believed that no one was a stranger and everyone a friend. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. 

Christian Memorial Service will be at 11 am Thursday at Hennessy Funeral Home (corner of York and Main), 552 N. Main St., Akron, OH 44310 with Pastor Jack Pancher officiating.  Burial will follow at Tallmadge Cemetery.  Friends will be received from 10 am until the time of the service on Thursday. 

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The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home
   Posted Mon June 30, 2014
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home

Rex Houze
   Posted Tue July 01, 2014
My condolences to Russell's family at this time of loss. May the memory of his life bring you peace. Rex Houze

Kathy Vitt
   Posted Tue July 01, 2014
"I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
by Maya Angelou

This quote just fit how he made my family feel. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you all. Much love to you all always.

Mike, Kathy, Sydney and Savannah

Karl & Clara Mace
   Posted Tue July 01, 2014
We will miss Russ, although we know he is in a much better place. Our Sympathy to Julia and the family. Russ was more like a brother than a Nephew. His spirit was outstanding even with the medical problems he faced in the latter years.
God Bless and keep the extended Ilg family.
Uncle Karl & Aunt Clara

Rodney Bengston
   Posted Tue July 01, 2014

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Katie and Rod Bengston.

With much love and fond memories...


Jennifer Vargo
   Posted Wed July 02, 2014
Words can not express the pain we feel over Losing Uncle Russ, He was a kind, loving and very funny man whom we have so many great memorable memories to keep us smiling when we think of him, for all who knew Uncle Russ- could not help to just love him, Although it's difficult to see beyond the sadness and huge hole in our hearts, may looking back at all of the memories help comfort everyone knowing he is watching each and everyone of us. Deepest Sympathy- keep the memories close as they are the most valued treasures!!!

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