We are Deeply Saddened by the Passing of our Founder, Steve Russell


It is with much sadness that I share with you the passing of Steve Russell last night. He passed away peacefully in his sleep after struggling for months with various medical issues. He turned 76 years old on March 9th and lived a full and eventful life. He has impacted so many of us in so many ways which we will all have to remember him. He started Celadon 30 years ago and as he always said, it was like his fourth child, which makes us all that much more a part of who he was and why we will all miss him. Whether you have known him for two weeks or twenty years, he quickly had an impact on everyone with his sayings, life lesson comments and kind acts to people and charities.

We need to take this time to reflect on what a interesting, thoughtful and unique man he was, the way he impacted the lives of each of us and celebrate not his passing, but the fact that we are all fortunate enough to have been impacted by such a special person. I know this is not easy for everyone that knew him and was touched by him, but I believe he would have wanted us to know his life all revolved around his family and his Celadon family, both that meant so much to him.

Main memorial service is at 1pm on Sunday at Temple Beth-El Zedeck (600 W 70th).


    • Steve randall
      Apr 15, 2016 19:36 pm Reply

      Rip Mr Russell you will be missed.

    • Andy Sidener
      Apr 15, 2016 21:41 pm Reply

      Steve you will be sadly missed! My family and I have had a great life working for Celadon. I came over in 2005 from Roberson on a buy out. He honored my time with them. My family and I extend our deepest condolences to the whole family! RIP

    • Robert Compton
      Apr 16, 2016 01:37 am Reply

      R.I.P. Mr.Russell my thoughts are with the family. I never got the chance of meeting him just started at Celadon so one of the new kids

    • Alex Johnson
      Apr 16, 2016 02:51 am Reply

      R.I.P. Mr. Russell. The company will never be the same. I’ve met him a couple of times. He was down to earth and definitely one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Prayers are with the family.

    • Chana gray
      Apr 16, 2016 10:31 am Reply

      R.I.P. Mr Russell…may YOUR dreams, ideas, and kind acts live on within the values of the company and your visions for the drivers, employees, and the company.

    • Chris and Karen Jacobs
      Apr 17, 2016 04:21 am Reply

      R.i.p u will b missed it was great meeting and talking with u. The company won’t b the same. God bless his family and all who new and worked for him.

    • Jr. Muñoz
      Apr 18, 2016 01:23 am Reply

      My condolences to the family….

    • Lil Spaller-Truck 571599
      Apr 18, 2016 14:49 pm Reply

      Condolences to his family RIP Mr Russell you will b missed by all that you have known and have touched we will certainly miss you! ????

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