Charles W. Russum

GLENMONT, NY- Charles W. Russum, son of the late Raymond Russum and Virginia Russum-Keefe (Adda), died suddenly on July 5 in Readsboro, VT. He was 68 years old and lived in Glenmont.
He is survived by his wife and best friend Patricia K. Russum. They were married for 42 years.
He was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont.
Mr. Russum enjoyed a 30-year career with the ski market, which led to a lifelong love of skiing with friends and family. In retirement, Chuck discovered a great pastime when he became involved with the Adaptive Ski Program at Windham Mountain, which he looked forward to every winter. He was also a member of the Lions Club in Readsboro.
Mr. Russum was happiest when spending time at his house in Vermont. He liked just puttering around the yard and the peace and tranquility he felt when relaxing on the deck.
He loved his family dearly and often said how blessed he was to have many loyal and close friends. He had a good time with all of them, and he was always up for a good time.
In addition to his wife Trish, he is survived by his siblings, Janet Kenneth Adams and John Nydia Russum.
He is also survived by sisters-in-law Nancy Keefe (David Naftolowitz), Susan (Joseph) Ryan, and Mary Orcutt. Also, he was an uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his in-laws Richard and Dorothy Keefe and brother-in-law Richard Keefe Jr.
The family thanks the Readsboro emergency personnel. They are so grateful for their help.
Memorial contributions may be made to Readsboro Lions Club, PO Box 9, Readsboro, VT 05350 or Readsboro Fire Department, PO Box 322, Readsboro, VT 05350.
Services are private.
From his wife: You were the love of my life and I will miss you always. Rest in peace, my love.
Online condolences may be offered at

The Deerfield Valley News

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