Russell Ernest Whittaker III

Oct. 6, 1966 - May 18, 2019

Russell Ernest Whittaker III, 52, of Butler passed away Satur­day, May 18, 2019, at his home.

He was born in Altoona, son of Russell Whittaker Jr. and Josephine (Kovalsky) Whittaker of Noblesville, Ind.

He will be deeply missed by his parents; a son, Russell Ernest Joseph Whittaker IV; a sister, Jennifer (Whittaker) Etchemendy and husband, Matthew; and a nephew, Chris Etchemendy.

Russell was a 1985 graduate of Clearfield Area High School and attended Edinboro University for music.

He was a member of local Union 385 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Russell enjoyed gardening, canning, fishing, hunting and working on automobiles.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. service Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Kruise-Spewock Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Ramey, Father James Davidson officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Ramey.