Obituary of Jeremy John Russell
Jeremy John Russell, age 42, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeremy was born in Woodbury and grew up in the “South Jersey” area, something that he told his nurses with pride. He attended elementary school in Woodbury, Kingsway Regional High School, and was the salutatorian of his graduating class. Jeremy went on to study mathematics at The College of New Jersey. He then earned his master’s degree and Doctorate from Northeastern University. He did extensive research in the field of mathematics, including studying in Germany and England.
After completing his doctoral and post-doctoral studies, Jeremy taught at Kingsway Regional High School, Camden County Community College, The College of New Jersey, Rowan University, Phillips Exeter Academy, and was supporting students and professors at Bucknell University at the time of his death. He had a great passion for education and for helping his students so that they understood and learned. He extended his caring for students by being involved in their extracurricular sport teams.
Jeremy loved many sports, with football being his passion. As a teenager he was a Washington Redskins fan, and it is with serious suspicion that he was also a true Eagles fan at heart. Jeremy had an equal passion for music. He was an excellent, self-taught guitarist. He loved music of all genres from heavy metal to Christmas Carols. More than this, Jeremy loved being with family and friends. He brought his loving heart, willingness to help where he saw a need, and his extraordinary sense of humor to everything and everyone.
Jeremy is survived by his mother, Julia Rastelli, his father, John Russell, (Shirley), sisters Julianne Russell (Dan) and Charlene Yelegen (Goksel), his brothers, Jackie Russell, (Angela), Jason Russell (Barbara), Jesse Russell (Crystal).
Jeremy is predeceased by his stepfather Edward Robinson, brother Marc Russell (Christina), and his uncle John Rastelli, (Mary)
Jeremy is also survived by his loving Aunt Janice and Uncle Bob Minor, and cousins, Tom Yourison, Kevin and Lindsey Yourison, Patrick and Leigh Rastelli, and his nephews Dominik, Cristian, Jakob, Carson, Rojan, and his niece, Sofia.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main St. Mantua Township NJ 08051, on Friday, Dec. 1, at 11 am. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Jeremy’s name to The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Thank you.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jeremy Russell, please visit Tribute Store