Theodore Arlin Russell

July 7, 1931 ~ July 8, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Theodore Arlin Russell, 92, of Chincoteague Island, passed away on July 8, 2023, at his home on Chincoteague Island, VA.  He was born to the late Theodore Russell and Margaret Lois Scott on July 7, 1931, in Camden, NJ. Theodore (known to many as 'Ted') worked for N.J. Bell/Verizon for 37 years.

He was a member of the Island Baptist Church where he was a trustee as well as a choir member. He served in U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. Ted enjoyed fishing, carving, and spending time with his family. Theodore is survived by his loving spouse, Shirley H., two daughters, Debra (Steve) Boles of Madison, N.C., and Donna (Robert) Menta of Berlin, N.J.; Seven grandchildren, Nicole (Ben) Rafferty of Greensboro, N.C., Anthony (Nicole) Menta of Laurel, De., Michael Menta of Williamstown, N.J.,  Danielle (Brandon) Vargas of Cherry Hill, N.J., Christian Kelshaw of Madison, N.C., Matthew (Joseidy) Kelshaw of Madison, N.C., and Ashleigh (Jeremy) Clifton of Greensboro, N.C.; Seven great-grandchildren; Kendra Menta, Dominic Menta, Kingston Vargas, Kellen Rafferty, Theodore Rafferty, Natalia Rafferty, and Jonathan Clifton. 

Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, July 18th, at the Island Baptist Church on Chincoteague Island, VA., with Rev. Benicoff, officiating

Memorial contributions can be made to

Island Baptist Church 3380 Willow Street, Chincoteague Island, VA. 23336

Riverside (Shore) Hospice 23379 Commerce Drive, Accomac, VA 23301

Chincoteague Fire Company, Inc. P.O. Box 691 Chincoteague Island, VA. 23336

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Memorial Service
July 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Island Baptist Church
3380 Willow Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336


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