LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. — Daniel Francis Russell, 79, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 in Longboat Key, Fla.
Born Oct. 8, 1940, in Tiskilwa, Dan was the son of Francis Swain Russell and Clare Breen Russell.
Dan graduated from Tiskilwa High School in 1958. He then attended Notre Dame and University of Miami for his undergraduate degrees and received his MBA in Hospital Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. His career took him from Presbyterian St. Luke’s Health System in Chicago to St. Joseph in Phoenix, to Franciscan Health System in Tacoma to Philadelphia, where he was the CEO of Catholic Health East.
Dan leaves his loving wife of 53 years, Jackie Russell; son Dan Russell, wife Margaret, and children Andrew and Ella; son Jason Russell, wife Jennifer and daughter Clare; son Josh Russell, wife Caden, and children Louisa and Charlie; and daughter Maggie Russell LeFevour, husband Conor, and children Fiona, Danny and Coco. Dan also leaves his two sisters, Paula Hart and Susan Russell Freeman, and his brother-in-law, Mark William.
Dan was preceded in death by his father, Francis; his mother, Clare; and a brother, Patrick.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at St. Mary’s of the Sea, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, Fla. There will be a luncheon immediately following the Mass at Zota, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
If people would like to honor Dan, please contribute to the Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County. The Russells have been supporters of this wonderful organization over the years. Someone is matching all donations, so if you chose to give, please specify “honoring Dan Russell.”