Russell John Chapin, 83, of Garner, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 after an extended illness. Burial and memorial services will be held in Albion, Pennsylvania.
A native of Pennsylvania, Russell has lived in North Carolina since 1982. He was a 1949 graduate of Albion High School in Albion, Pennsylvania. He served in the Unites States Marine Corps from 1949 to 1952. Russell then began his career as an accountant and completed his education at Gannon University in 1974.
Chapin is survived by his 3 daughters, Janet Harmelin of Oceanview, NJ, Julie Chapin and Jennifer Harris both of Durham. He also has 5 granchildren, Mariel Harmelin Parr, Jack Harmelin, Mark Harris, Meghan Bouney, Erin Harris and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Connors Chapin and his son Jack Edward Chapin.
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In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Durham VA Hospice, 115 Market Street, Durham, NC.