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Russell G. Matott 04/06/2013

Russ MatottRussell G. Matott
Russell G. Matott, 57, formally of DeKalb Junction, died, April 6, 2013, at his home in Inverness, FL. Calling hours will be at the funeral home, Saturday, April 27, 10 – 11 am, the memorial service will follow at 11 am, Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Helmer officiating. A gathering of remembrance will be held at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church after the memorial service. Russell is survived by his wife, Barbara Matott, mother, Lenore Bovay, DeKalb Junction, a brother, Jeffrey and his wife Debra Matott, DeKalb, a step son Anthony Ortiz, FL, a niece Stephanie Matott, a nephew, Zachery Matott, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father Maurice Matott. Russell was born on August 5, 1955 in Gouverneur, the son of Maurice Matott and Lenore Elsey Bovay. He graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1973. He married Barbara Ortiz November 18, 2000 in FL. He was a dry wall contractor in FL. Russell’s interests included music, writing, drawing, and painting. Prior to his death he thoroughly enjoyed playing guitar with a group during services at the 1st United Methodist church in Inverness. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

  1. Jeanne M. Chapman Hamilton and Richard Hamilton
    April 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm | #1

    Dear Mrs. Mattot and Family,
    We are both sorry for the lost of your family member and our friend Russell. Rich says they graduated together at Hermon-Dekalb. It is amazing how fast life takes us and how little time we are here. His talents will live on forever and carry on for those he influenced. May he always continue to play his music and draw his illustrations. Sincerely, Richard and Jeanne Hamilton

  2. Ron & Shirley Turbide
    April 15, 2013 at 2:41 am | #2

    Lenore& Family,
    Ron & I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Russell had a lot of talents and I’m sure you had a great influence on his interests in the arts and music.

  3. Bill Alguire
    April 15, 2013 at 8:33 am | #3

    Russ and I went all the way through school together then went our separate ways. 2 years ago he drove up my driveway and we talked about our lives. Even after what cancer had done to him, he could still laugh and talk about his love for the outdoors and music. My most sincere condolences to his family and friends, Russell was courageous and generous and will be missed.

    Bill Alguire

  4. Dewey Deon-Grant
    April 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm | #4

    My sincere sympathies to Russ’ family. I was in a band with Russ in 1987 with Tom Clary and Chuck Davis called “Thunder Road”. He was an awesome musician, and its strange, I hadn’t seen him in years, and he popped into my head a couple days ago for no apparent reason. So sad to hear he had passed.

    • Barbara Matott
      April 17, 2013 at 6:56 pm | #5

      Thank you for the kind words and stories. Russ and I were together just over 20 years. He was 10 years older than I am and he taught me a lot about life. He had an interesting way to seeing things. Bill – Russ told me about the visit he had with you, he enjoyed it. Dewey – Russ often talked about the band and I’ve heard lots of stories from those days. I miss him. God Bless, Barbara Matott

  5. Edith & Ken Stowell
    April 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm | #6

    Dear Lenore and Family, We are so sorry to read of the passing of Russ. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. yvonne stewart
    April 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm | #7

    thoughts and prayers… wow, I can say that I had alot of great times hanging out with russ .. I cant count the times listening to him and jeff jam.. My memories of russ were like having a big brother, it has been many years since i have seen him but never forgot.. sorry for your loss..

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