David Russell

David Russell

26.07.1931 - 30.06.2020

David passed away peacefully at home on 30th June 2020 aged 88 years surrounded by his wife and daughter. David will be very sadly missed by his devoted wife Alicia and loving daughter Davina and his three grandsons. Also by his many family and friends.

Donald Penrose


Goodbye David.

I will always have pleasant memories of our time working together. You designed the runway lighting, so you are sure to have a safe landing!

Don Penrose

Mary Barrett


We have so many happy memories of David over the past 50 years.
He always enjoyed a lively discussion on a wide range of subjects from the serious to the lighthearted. His opinions were measured and thoughtful and often delivered with a great sense of humour over a meal and a glass of wine.
We shall miss his company.
With fondest memories.
John and Mary

Richard and Rachel Green


We knew David as a very kind and thoughtful man who took a lively interest in many things but especially world affairs and their relationship to Bible prophecy. As a young man, he was encouraged, by Alicia, to check the claims of the Bible for himself. Having become convinced of its truth, he dedicated his life to serving God and to helping his brothers and sisters in Christ, particularly through his untiring work as secretary of the ecclesia at Chichester for 49 years. His faith was unassuming and steady and he was an inspiration to those who met with him every Sunday afternoon over many decades.

David showed in his life his deep and full appreciation that ‘The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without variance, without hypocrisy’ (James 3:17 RSV) and he sleeps now awaiting resurrection at the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Kathleen Holman


Brother David will always be fondly remembered by us for his great interest and enthusiasm for the signs of the times, heralding Christ's return to set up the glorious Kingdom of God on the earth. He now sleeps in Christ, in that sure and certain hope of the resurrection from the dead at Christ's return. We pray that his sleep may be short until that day come.

His brother and sister by grace,
Gary and Kathie Holman

Jack and Sue Fallon


David was a true Bible Student who was fully convinced of the coming return of Christ to sort out the world’s problems, and the resurrection to eternal life in the kingdom of God that will then be established.
We knew David for nearly 50 years and have so many fond memories of our discussions with him.

Eileen, Anthea and Glenys Russell


We remember a good, kind and witty man and also Philip's affection for him. Anthea and Eileen

Although I only met Uncle David once I remember him fondly not only from that meeting but from Dad's frequent stories about him including his love for music (and conducting as he listened!) Glenys Russell

Eileen , Glenys and Anthea


Good recollections of a kind, and witty man x
I want to express Philip's affection for him. x

Eileen , Glenys and Anthea Russell


Fond memories of a very lively and outgoing man. I feel it appropriate to express also Philip's deep affection for you.

Dawn Reddish


I remember visiting Uncle David on many occasions with the other part of the Russell family. Although he was my uncle he never seemed so as he was only 10 years younger than my older brother Philip, with whom he had a closer relationship. He was always very welcoming and. on one occasion, proud to show us his Hi-Fi which had this marvellous thing called 'stereo'. This was the early 1960s! Each in turn we were invited to sit in a chair placed carefully equidistant between the two speakers. What an experience! His preferred music then was 'jazz' - oooh, so modern, cool. So rest in peace, dear David, and carrying on listening to that groovy music.

John Nicholson


A firm conviction that the Bible was the inspired word of God was shown as David practiced what he firmly believed. The mainstay of the Christadelphians in the area for over such a long period. Always a pleasure to discuss the Hope of Israel and a Coming Kingdom with him and may his hope soon be realised.

Howard Russell


Thank you Uncle David for the Harry Lime theme and nice pencils.

Howard Goodenough


I was very sorry to hear David has died.

We worked together at BAA for many years and I had a great respect for David as an electrical engineer and a colleague.

We recently spoke together on the telephone and talked about our years at BAA and the latest family news.

Please accept my condolences to his family.

Julie Lawrence (nee Barnes)


I have fond memories of being with David, Lissi and Davina when we visited aunty Ash as children. Such good times! My thoughts are with Liss, Davina and her boys at this sad time. x

David Ley


David - I am remembering the laughs we had together on our train journey to and from the BAA offices and how, each morning, would compete to see which one of us would finish the 'quick crossword' in the Daily Mail first - I seem to remember it was nearly always you. Another thing I remember is, whenever I asked you which drink you would like, you would always respond with a very particular finger gesture and say 'a small whiskey' - have a rest old friend

Sarah Richards


Fond memories of David - our deepest sympathies to Alicia, Davina and all the family.
Audrey, Sarah and all the family

Ernest Gomez (Tito)


Worked with Dave a long time ago at BAA's VBR and Gatwick offices.
Got on with him well. Remember him as a nice quietly spoken intellectual man.
Didn't look like an engineer, somewhat had the appearance of an art critic or librarian. 
Knew him to be a very religious content man. 
My sincere condolences to his family. 

Frank Barnsley


I first met David almost 50 years ago when he joined the BAA as an electrical engineer in London working on the design for electrical systems in airports. We became very good friends immediately and remained so for those years .
David was always a very reliable, kind and honest friend we we spent may lunch breaks walking and chatting around London and then Gatwick .
I will miss him greatly.
Frank Barnsley

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