Russell L. Swauger, age 74, of Railroad St., Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, March 29, 2024 in his residence. He was born in Andover, OH on May 14, 1949 to Elmer E. and Edna “Ted” (Fry) Swauger.

Russell attended Jamestown Schools and had previously been employed at Carini’s and Hungry Buster in Jamestown. He also volunteered his time to help many people in the Jamestown Community with small jobs. His hobbies included, riding his bicycle, fishing, watching races at the local race car tracks, attending the annual Night To Shine Event in Greenville and spending time with his family.

Russell is survived by his brother Terry Swauger and his wife Linda of Johnson, OH; a niece, Stephanie Swauger, a great niece, Izabella Bates and his longtime aid and friend, Deb O’Dem. He was preceded in death by his parents. Russell’s family would like to express their true appreciation and gratitude to the Jamestown Community for their many years of being so kind and helpful to Russell.

Cremation was chosen and private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Night To Shine, c/o Bethel Life Worship Center, 246 Mercer St., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. R. M. V. R. M. V.
    March 30, 2024    

    I didn’t know Russell very well but I remember seeing him working hard when I was a kid. As I got older he became a customer and was always polite and so nice.
    May you find comfort in knowing he is at peace and was well liked. My condolences to Russell’s family and friends.

  2. Brenda Watt Brenda Watt
    March 30, 2024    

    So sorry for your loss! Russell was such a special person! Always smiling and so happy go lucky! He will be missed!
    RIP Russell

  3. Todd Scales Todd Scales
    April 1, 2024    

    So sorry for your loss. I have known Russell for the past 26 years. He was a very kind and caring person and eager to help others. He was a fixture in the community and will be missed by many. Rest in Peace Russell.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 2, 2024    

    Russ will be missed by many family members and friends of the Jamestown community. Alway was fun to talk with, always happy to be around. You could always count on him to help if needed!! RIP cousin ♥️

  5. Mark Babcock Mark Babcock
    April 10, 2024    

    I have very fond memories of Russ. One of them was when he walked me up to The General Store at Whig Hill. I remember going in and getting candy. He got pop and chugged it. I was super impressed as at my young age I’d never seen that before. He was such a happy go lucky guy. He is and will continue to be missed by those who knew him.

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