Russell A. Stobie, 76, of Vickery, passed away unexpectedly July 13, 2011, at his home.
Russell was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Cleveland. He retired as a construction worker, having also worked for various businesses including Ford and Davis Besse. He was a volunteer fireman for the Lakeside Fire Department for many years, and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Danbury, Lakeside. He was a master carpenter and enjoyed farming, gardening, watching sci-fi movies, and cheering for the Cleveland Indians. He loved being outside, crafting beautiful woodwork and maintaining his family’s garden.
Russell is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joanne (Klueglein) Stobie; children, Deborah (Jim) Howard of Willowick, Ohio, Timothy (Darri) Stobie of Sandusky, Barbara Rayle of Bradner, Ohio, Mark (Ivy) Stobie of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Janet Hamilton of Vickery; grandchildren, Christa, Daniel and Kelly Stobie, Marla Hines, Russell, Zach, and Jason Rayle, Andy Roe, Autumn Hamilton and Ashley (Eric) Shepherd; one sister, Donna (Mike) Popovich, of Elyria; and numerous nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Lydia Stobie.
Friends will be received from 1 p.m. Monday, July 18, until a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Pastor Chris Young will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeside Fire Department, 517 W. Main St., Marblehead, OH 43440.
Condolences may be shared with the family at grofffuneralhomes.com.