Russell J. Crandall, 55, of Route 20, Bouckville, NY, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford.
He was born August 25, 1965 in Hamilton, NY, a son of Asa and Beatrice Miles Crandall and was a graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School. He enjoyed cooking, and was a short-order cook at several area restaurants. He formerly owned the Rt. 20 Diner in Bouckville and the Rt. 20 Steakhouse in Cazenovia. Russ enjoyed collecting Coca Cola memorabilia. He loved gardening and always had a multitude of plants. He was also a movie buff who loved to watch and collect movies.
Surviving are his father, Asa of Preston; sisters, Nora Pittsley of Norwich; Audrey Crandall of Otselic; Denise (Vern) Rasbeck of PA; a brother, Asa (Marcia) Crandall of Indianapolis, IN; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Beatrice.
In keeping with his wishes, there are no services or calling hours.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. at diabetes.org; or to the American Federation for the Blind at afb.org.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.