Russell H. Gardner, of Verona, PA, died on Thursday, April 8, 2021, peacefully, with his wife of 52 years, Marlene S. Gardner holding his hand. He was the son of Alberta Collins Gardner and Earl R. Gardner (deceased), and he is survived by his brother, Earl, and his sister-in-law, Janice. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Cindy Toth (husband, Andrew, deceased); his brother-in-law, Charles J. Simpson; and his sister-in-law, Lisa. Nieces and nephews who will miss him include Michele Gardner, Earl H. and Cindy Gardner, Kathy Hunt, Crysann Murphy and Carole Hunt, CJ Simpson, Elizabeth Simpson and Dave Romano, Michael and Nicole S. Toth, and Andrew Toth. He is also survived by grandnieces and grandnephews, some excellent neighbors, and wonderful friends. Before, and after he retired from Elias Industries, he enjoyed traveling and, with his wife, had seen many parts of the world via motorcycle, car, or ship. He was a good man, so, if you want to honor his memory, do a kindness for someone, make someone laugh, or make a donation to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by ROSE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 10940 Frankstown Rd., Pgh., PA 15235, 412-241-5415. We may be vaccinated but the pandemic continues, so services will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Homewood Cemetery.