Russell G. Setzer, 74, of Bayville, died on July 8, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Richmond Hill section of Queens, he was raised in Nassau County, New York. Russell was a dedicated family man, known for his integrity, kindness, moral and spiritual values and sense of humor. He enjoyed playing the piano, dabbling in financial investing, boating, and watching professional baseball, Jeopardy, and Law and Order. Whether it was playing cards or watching horse racing, he had a competitive spirit that demonstrated his positive outlook to win and succeed. He also spent many years coaching and playing softball, participating in bowling leagues and taking pride in his house, particularly his pool.
He was a graduate of St. Ann’s Catholic School and Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY. He obtained his BS Degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, School of Engineering and his Master’s Degree in Engineering from Ohio State. During his professional career, he achieved many successes working for RCA, Bell Labs, American Standard, Mitre and Systek Technologies. As an Electrical Engineer and innovator, he holds a patent and has developed several satellite communication systems that support our US Armed Forces.
Surviving are; his wife of 52 years, Carol; three daughters, Lori Setzer, Janie Setzer and Jill Marchand; five grandchildren, Casey Pagliaro, Dana Pagliaro, Alexandra Marchand, Ryan Marshall and Dalton Marshall; his brother Raymond Setzer and wife Pat and 17 nieces and nephews. His light will continue to shine, as a star has been named in his honor (Star number Gemini RA 6h 38m 47s D 23’ 43’ is now named as Russell G. Setzer).
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 13th, at 11am in St. Barnabas Church, 33 Woodland Rd., Bayville 08721. Please arrive before 10:45am if possible.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations in Russell’s memory to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) would be appreciated. (Kindly reference email email@example.com in the address so that your generosity can be acknowledged.)