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Russell Howard

Russell Coy was a man with a strong work ethic whose work benefitted the community in which he lived.

The fifties were a vibrant decade in America in which the face of our nation was transforming in new ways, which would leave our country forever changed. It was during this lively decade that we were first introduced to the sounds of rock ‘n roll, drive in movies were the new form of entertainment, and it was also during this decade that the United States Supreme Court declared that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. It was in the year 1952 that The Honeymooners premiered on televisions from coast to coast, the New York Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series, and the unemployment rate was only three percent. This was a significant time for the family of Clark and Irene (Barczak) Coy for a very different reason. It was in 1952 that they welcomed the birth of their son, Russell Howard, on June 20th. Russell was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the largest urban area in the state.

As an adult, Russell spent some time living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, located along the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. He enjoyed calling Milwaukee his home and lived with his brother, Michael Coy. Russell worked as a general laborer for the City of Milwaukee, which during recent years has been reshaping its image. Several new additions to the city have included the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Midwest Airlines Center, Miller Park, an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, and Pier Wisconsin.

Russell Coy was a man who will be dearly missed by those he leaves behind.

Russell H. Coy died on February 23, 2010 at Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. In accordance with his wishes, no formal funeral services will be held for Russell. Please visit where you can leave a memory or photo or sign the online guestbook.

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