DEERY,JAMES RUSSELL "RUSS" - of Brigantine, NJ died peacefully in his sleep on May 6, 2014. Born on March 14, 1944 to the late Anna DeStefano and Romaine Howard Deery, Russell grew up in the Norristown/Conshohocken area of Pennsylvania. Russell leaves behind his siblings Mary Jane SanFelice of Norristown, PA, Joan Mahoney (Jerome) of Sellersville, PA, Dennis Deery (Dee) of New York, and brother-in-law Henry Brodlo (Marianne) of Red Hill, PA. He was predeceased in death by brothers H. Robert Deery and William Deery. There are 16 nieces and nephews that will always remember their one of a kind Uncle Russell. Russell attended Plym-outh Whitemarsh High School in Pennsylvania and served as a welder on the USS Waller for the United States Navy. In 1969, Russell married Barbara Brodlo. Russ and Barb celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary last month. Russell leaves behind his loving wife Barbara, his daughter Laura Jean Deery of Brigantine, NJ, and his son James Russell Deery Jr. (Jessica) of Little Egg Harbor, NJ. His Grandchildren Kristin, Caden, Ella, and Morgan Deery will miss their Pop-Pop dearly. Russ has been a security officerbrightening everyone's day at the Golden Nugget (formerly Trump Marina) for the past 18 years. Russell enjoyed being outside tending to his gardens, playing with his dogs, working on his boat, or just fiddling with something in the garage. Hunting and fishing with his pal Don were Russell's favorite pastime. The oceans, streams, and mountains will always remind us of our father, husband, Pop-Pop, brother, Uncle, and friend. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Russell's Life Celebration and Viewing on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11 AM to 12 Noon at Keates-Plum Funeral Home, 3112 Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ. Funeral service will follow at Noon at the funeral home. Interment is private at the convenience of the family. To share your fondest memory of Russ, please visit The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Atlantic County Humane Society, 1401 Absecon Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.

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Wanda Hubal

So sorry to hear about the loss of such a great person. Russ was a pleasure to work with and a true gentleman. He always carried himself with class and dignity and never said an unkind word about anyone. He will be missed by all who knew him and worked with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, whom he loved and adored and spoke about frequently! RIP my friend.

l lugo

Russ was a good friend and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to the Deery family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be with you now and always.

Your friends,
Lugo and Priscilla

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