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Roxanne Leigh Russell

August 2, 1967 ~ February 14, 2019 (age 51)

Roxanne Leigh Russell, 51, of Monessen, passed away on February 14, 2019 at her home. She was born on August 2, 1967 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of James T. "Rock" and Shirley (Boyd) Russell of Monessen. Roxanne was a 1985 Honors graduate of Monessen High School and earned a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Speech and Hearing from California University. She went on to attain her Master's degree as a Reading Specialist. She worked as a teacher in Redding, CA before moving back to the area working at East Allegheny High School as a Reading Specialist. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Rozalyn Lynne Russell and friend Darren Danko, her special aunt and uncle, Irma and Bill Kosh of Belle Vernon, uncle and aunt Chico and Fran Skira of Dayton, OH, cousins Billy Kosh, Kristen Kosh and her special cousin Karen Kosh, all of Belle Vernon, cousins Larry and Kim Uram, Lori and Rob Teaff, all of Weirton, WV., James Borsevich and family of Monessen, her close friends Kelly and Jim Sepesky of Monessen and Jason and Stacy Minnitti of Rostraver Twp., who have helped and supported her over the years. Roxanne suffered from early onset dementia caused by acute alcohol and drug abuse. Addiction is a personal choice disease. We, the family of Roxanne, asks everyone to remember her for all the fun times you enjoyed with her, and all the times she made you smile. She is finally with her Shaun. Private family services were held on Monday in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. with Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Ave. Monessen. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.

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