Meadville Tribune

March 4, 2013

Russell Allen Gosnell

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Russell Allen Gosnell, 86, of Meadville, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community.

He was born July 5, 1926, a son of the late Ellis Gosnell and Olive Miller Gosnell. He was married to Evelyn Mattocks, who survives.

Russell attended Little’s Corners School. He worked at a milk company on Terrace Street and also for Freddy Tires, and John Kapanick doing construction and work on the farm for more than 20 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, being around animals of any kind and also loved to eat pie. Russell was a kind and loving man who would do anything he could to help you out. Memories of him will live in our hearts forever. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his spouse, Evelyn Gosnell of Meadville; three daughters, Evelyn L. Young and her husband, Charles, of Pittsburgh, Brenda L. Muckinhaupt and her husband, Robert, of New Martinsville, W.Va., and Barby J. Confer and her husband, Dave, of Meadville; five sons, Wallace R. Gosnell of Meadville, Russell E. Gosnell and his wife, Charlene, of Meadville, Fredrick A. Gosnell of Meadville, Floyd A. Gosnell and his girlfriend, Connie, of Meadville, and Paul A. Gosnell and his wife, Sue, of Meadville. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis Gosnell and Olive (Michie) Gosnell; four brothers, Robert Gosnell, Kenneth Gosnell, Junior Gosnell and Ransom Gosnell; four sisters, Beatrice Battles, Thelma Williams, Bernice Horst and Pauline Myers; a daughter-in-law, Pam; and an aunt, Leona Crow.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Please sign the guestbook at

Arrangements are being handled by Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.