Russell "Russ" J. Waterman Jr., died March 13, 2014, at his home in Stow, N.Y., surrounded by his family.
Russ was born Feb. 20, 1954, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Russell J. Waterman Sr. and Mariana (Lewis) Waterman.
He graduated from Panama Central School in 1972 with the love of his life and wife of 40 years, Sheryl (Reed) Waterman.
Russ worked at the Salvation Army as a maintenance supervisor for the past five years. He worked at Sysco Foods for 20 years prior. His hobbies included running, playing guitar, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and lovingly maintaining his and his daughters' homes.
He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lakewood, where he served as eucharistic minister for 25 years, and he was a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.
His family wrote, "He was the hardest worker anyone ever knew and his greatest efforts were put toward taking care of his four girls."
He is survived by his wife, Sheryl (Reed) Waterman; three daughters and sons-in-law, Crystal (Scott) Duda, Candace (Joshua) Brown and Tara (Sergio) Hernandez; six grandchildren: Cade Russell Duda, Landon Everett Duda, Alex David Brown, Alyssa Louise Brown, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Brown, with one more on the way. He is also survived by six sisters and two brothers: Lois (Dennis) Kibler of Jamestown, Louise (Ralph) Long of Syracuse, Larry (Karen) Waterman of Sebastian, Fla., Joanne (Darrell) James of Ashville, Laura (Dwight) Smith of Rocky Mount, N.C., David (Toni) Waterman of Palm Bay, Fla., Loretta (Scott) Waterman Bremer of Jamestown, and Elizabeth (Richard) Hall of Apopka, Fla.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Jayne Lynn on May 11, 1961; and a brother, Ralph Waterman on Oct. 15, 2013.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Apostles Parish Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 508 Cherry St., Jamestown. Monsignor Joseph M. Dowdell, will be celebrant.
The family will receive friends from 3-6 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home, where a Christian Wake Service will be led by the Rev. John Kuhlmann at 6 p.m. Sun-day.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County, 405 W, 3rd Street, Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Russell at www.lindfuneralhome. com.