Russell Wanye Mendes

  • Born: April 1, 1960
  • Died: November 17, 2017
  • Location: Colonial Beach, Virginia

Storke Funeral Home

111 Main Street
P.O. Box 920
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Tel. (804) 633-5661

Tribute & Message From The Family

Russell is Survived by his sisters Kathy, Pam, Robin, Paula and his Brother Brian. Russell is loved by his Fiancé Lesley Hurley, his best friends Dave & Leo and his many close friends here in Colonial Beach. Russell was a wild & free bird. He loved life to the fullest. He touched everybody's life whom he came in contact with. He so loved being on the water, it seemed he was Loved, Respected and Admired by every person he met.

Russell this is not the end, my Friend. Your Friendships will flow onward.

The Seasons shall pass too. All the things you've done in life will forever follow You.

All the memories that we made and all the love that we shared. Every day spent with Russell it was quite evident that he cared.

The journey will go on, my Friend. Our memories have been recorded.

Every time I see a wave rushing to meet another, I think of you meeting new people and becoming Brothers.

When the tide is right we shall cross paths again until that time We Love You Man!!!!

We Love You Uncle Rusty!!!

Meghan, Hoss, Robin, Paula, Pam and Brian. And from his family and friends.


Condolence & Memory Journal

His name popped into my head this morning for some reason, not knowing why. I knew him years ago in Oak Hill West Virginia. Have wondered many times what happened to him. I remember when he went into service and came to church one Sunday Morning dressed in uniform. He never ever talked about family or anyone but I think this is the same person. Always wondered about his family etc. but they were never mentioned. This picture is an identical look alike and just still wondering about him. I was Martha Gilkey but now married and last name is Chasteen.

Posted by Martha Gilkey Chasteen - Fayetteville, WV - friend   September 24, 2019

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2018

Family Album