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“Micheal, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. May he rest in peace. Prayers for you and your family. Rose Forte -Piccoli ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Hello Marissa, Sorry to hear of your Grandpa passing! My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Aunt Cathy Ellis

“To Russell's Family,As we all know, Russell was a good family man, good neighbor and a hard worker. You will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Don & Betty Ann Eaton - FL

“Our condolences to you Russell was one of a kind and will be deeply missed by the community God bless I live in North Carolina!!! ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: George Gallo

“My deepest condolences to Russell's family. He was a dear friend to my family and my husband's family for many years. God Bless. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Glenda Acker LaRocca

“You were a great guy, a friend to all. To know you was to love you. You will be sadly missed. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Lynne Mottsey

“I love you so much ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Russell Mottsey

“Hello Jennie: A friend of mine saw Russell's obituary and called me when they saw your name. I'm sorry to learn of Russell's passing and you have my...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Velma

“Russell was a good man, good husband and good father. He was married to my sister Mary for 46 years. He was my friend and my brother in law. He...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Jones


Russell R. Mottsey, 84, a lifelong resident of Kingston, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home. Born in East Kingston, he was a son of the late John & Philomena “Fanny” Pugliese Mottsey. Russell was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a Life Member and former Lieutenant of the East Kingston Fire Company, a member of the Joyce Schirick Post 1386 and the American Legion Post 150. He was a retired truck driver with the Teamsters Local 445 and he also worked for the Ackers Bus Line. Russell was also a member of the Teamsters Retiree Club and a parishioner of St. Colman’s Church. He also enjoyed woodworking and made several items for his church. Russell is survived by a son Michael A. Mottsey and his wife, Lynne of Windsor, SC, six grandchildren, Russell Jr, Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Melanie, Lindsey & Marissa, a sister, Jenny Lewis of East Kingston and a daughter in law, Karen Mottsey. Several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, Russell was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Mary Sagendorf Mottsey, who passed in 2002, a son, Russell F. Mottsey, who passed in 2010 and 12 siblings. Russell will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 3-7 PM. The funeral procession will form from the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:00 AM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at St. Colman’s Church. Interment, with military honors by Joyce-Schirick Post 1386 Color Guard, will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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