Russell V. Radcliffe
Russell V. Radcliffe
  • November 14, 1942 - December 15, 2017
  • Auburn, Maine

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ESTERO, FL: Russell Vernon Radcliffe, MD, died peacefully at home at age 75 in Estero, FL on December 15, 2017, with his loving wife Mary by his side, holding his hand until the end. He battled courageously for years against a recurring case of cancer and lived 10 years longer than anyone with his particular condition ever has. He fought valiantly until the end and he made the most of his remaining time with family while still here.
Born in Washington DC on November 14, 1942, a son of the late Robert V. and Emily (Brady) Radcliffe, Russell grew up in Maryland and then Stamford, CT before earning a biology degree at Johns Hopkins University in 1964. He then earned his medical degree at Temple School of Medicine in 1968. After medical school, Russell voluntarily enlisted in the US Army for two years, rising to the rank of Captain. Upon finishing his residency at the University of Vermont in 1974, Dr. Radcliffe served as a Radiologist at CMMC in Lewiston, ME for 40 years and served as the President of the Maine Medical Association in 1996-97. He filled his spare time with countless hobbies, including skiing, golfing, cycling, tennis, piano, guitar, scuba, canoeing, photography, geneology and travel, as well as car racing which led to him being a Nationally Certified Driving Instructor with Porsche Club of America for ten years. During his final years he proudly became a leading member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) organization, serving as its Florida Coloosa Chapter President in 2016-17.
In addition to his loving wife Mary, he leaves behind his three sons, Mark, Brent and Nathan, step-daughter Michelle, two daughters-in-law, Lauren and Elizabeth, as well as two doctorate siblings, brother Robert David and sister Carol, who was also with him in his final days. Russ will be remembered dearly for his kindness, generosity and enthusiasm for life by his friends, family, colleagues, and countless patients from his career in medicine.Condolences may be shared with his family at

Visitation will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Saturday December 30, 2017 from 11am to 12pm followed by a Celebration of his life at 12pm also at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lewiston in the Spring.

Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Russell's memory to Family House Shadyside 5245 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.