Russell, Tony, Saginaw, MI, Formerly of Gladwin, Michigan


Passed away unexpectedly at his home September 11, 2012. Tony was born February 5, 1959 in England. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He married Ann P. Hartley on May 14, 1994, and she survives him. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, has worked as a reserve Sheriff’s deputy for both Gladwin and Clare counties, worked at Gladwin Community Mental Health, Soaring Eagle Casino, NES Worksafe, and Give’Em a Brake Safety. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters, karaoke, visiting with friends and family, and being with his pets. Surviving are, his wife Ann; his children, Chris Hartley of Grand Rapids, Brittany Johnston of Saginaw, and Stefany Johnston of Grand Rapids; granddaughters, Hannah, Gracelyn, and Audrey Miller; his mother and father in law, Patricia and Leonard Medel of Bay City; his mother in law, Dianne Hartley of Midland; his brothers and sisters in law, Ellen (Greg) Thurlow of Saginaw, Mike, John, & Terry Hartley of Freeland, Tom & Jim Hartley of Saginaw, Amy (Steve) Jones of Midland, Steve (Julie) Hartley of Saginaw, and Shannon (Lorenzo) Medel of San Diego CA; many nieces and nephews; his niece Erica Wilson – Traxler of Kileen TX who is following in his footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army & stationed at Ft. Hood Texas; special friends, Pat Meade & Pamela Horneber of Auburn, and Terry & Chuck Johnson of Gladwin. He was predeceased by his father in law, Charles Hartley & special friend, Mark Horneber. Cremation has taken place, and a Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at Harvest Assembly of God, 625 S. 17th St., Saginaw MI. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Wishes of the Family. Arrangements made with Cremation Society of Mid Michigan, 888-273-3553. To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com.