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Russell Forrest Broadwater

February 25, 1929 ~ July 19, 2019 (age 90)

Russell Forrest Broadwater, 90, of Grantsville, MD, passed into the loving arms of his Savior, on July 19, 2019, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville.

 Born February 25, 1929, in Fairview, he was the son of the late Walter Broadwater and Sarah Catherine (Wilt) Broadwater. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Thelma Ruth (Rounds) Broadwater; 6 brothers and sisters, Velma Broadwater, Irvin Broadwater, Alonzo Broadwater, Violet (Broadwater) Rounds, Melvin Broadwater, and Vera (Broadwater) Wiland.

Russell was a pit foreman in the Open Hearth at Bethlehem Steel Mill, Baltimore, MD, for 40 years.  After retirement, he spent his time gardening, hunting, and enjoying the company of his family.  He was a kind and loving man, well-respected by family and friends.  Russell was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church.

He was a loving father to Marshall Lee Broadwater and wife, Judy (Waggy), Manchester, MD; Norma Jean (Broadwater) Williams and husband, Paul, Hagerstown, MD; three grandchildren, Jeanne Marie Williams, Matthew Blair Williams and wife, Kasey (Egolf) and Sarah Catherine (Williams) Stehlik and husband, David; five great-grandchildren, Korina Williams, Logan Williams, Joseph Stehlik, Gabriel Cava and Emily Stehlik; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great nephews.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller Street, Grantsville, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 11:00 am with Pastor Mert Maust officiating.  Interment will be in the Grantsville Cemetery.

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