Donald Russell

Obituary of Donald V. Russell

Donald V. “Donnie” Russell, age 67 of Indian Mills in Shamong Twp. NJ passed away Monday August 30, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Donnie was born in Hammonton, NJ and was a member of the second graduating class from Shawnee Regional High School in 1973. He was one of the owners of the Pic-A-Lilli Inn in Atsion, Donnie Russell’s Pic III in Medford, and the Pic-A-Lilli Pub in Atlantic City. Donnie was the originator of the legendary wing and sauce recipe as well as many other menu items still being served at the many Pic locations. His love for feeding people was profound for his many years in the business. Donnie loved the annual turkey shoot that he organized with his brothers in the 60’s to the late 90’s. He had a love for sportfishing, classic cars and motorcycles. He is predeceased by his parents Pickett B. Russell, Jr. and Florence Russell (nee Hall), brothers Pickett B. III “Butch”, Bruce W. Russell, Sr, John “Buddy” Russell and sister Lillian “Bonnie” Halfmann. Donnie is survived by his loving wife Barbara (nee Augustine), son Donald Jr. (Frances), daughter Jessica Gillen (John), step-son Anthony Comunale, and step-daughter Kasi DeStefano (Steven), his brother Wallace Russell and his wife Ginny, sister in law Sandy Russell, sister in law Sandra, and brother in law Bill Halfmann as well as many nieces and nephews. Loving grandfather to Kiley, Panama, Jack, Isabella, Lillianna, and Donnie. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation Tuesday September 7, 2021 from 6:30-9:00pm and Wednesday September 8, 2021 from 9:30am-12:30pm. Funeral services will follow at 12:30pm all at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. Third Street Hammonton, NJ. Burial will follow in Pinelands Memorial Park 84 Willow Grove Road, Shamong, NJ 08088 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Donnie to Animal Welfare Association 509 Centennial Blvd. Voorhees, NJ 08043.
Tuesday
7
September

Visitation

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Marinella Funeral Home
102 N. Third St.
Hammonton, New Jersey, United States
609-561-1311
Wednesday
8
September

Visitation

9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Marinella Funeral Home
102 N. Third St.
Hammonton, New Jersey, United States
609-561-1311
Wednesday
8
September

Funeral Service

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Marinella Funeral Home
102 N. Third St.
Hammonton, New Jersey, United States
609-561-1311
Wednesday
8
September

Burial

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Pinelands Memorial Aprk
84 Willow Grove Road
Shamong, New Jersey, United States
609-268-2377
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