BIERY, Russell L. “Russ”

BIERY, Russell L. “Russ,” 99, of Virginia St., Martins Ferry, OH, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at his residence.

Russ was born in Wheeling, WV on September 6, 1914, a son of the late Paul A. and Mary Ida (Snyder) Biery.

He was a Triadelphia High School graduate. He was a retired carpenter from Grubb Construction; a member of Carpenters Union Local 3, both of Wheeling, WV. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Martins Ferry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Amelia Katherine (DeMarco) Biery on February 22, 2013; two brothers, Paul and Kenneth Biery; three sisters, Mildred Nelson, Kathryn Grubb and Dorothy Schuler.

He is survived by four daughters, Diana L. (Larry) Armbruster, Clemmons, NC, Judy A. (Tom) Long, Martins Ferry, OH, Linda M. (Mick) Brown, Martins Ferry, OH, Kathleen B. (Luther) Mills, Delaware, OH; 12 grandchildren, Beth, Brad and Becky Armbruster; Lisa, Tom, Debbie and Russ Long; Cindy and Jamie Orr; Daniel, Stacy and Christie Mills; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Russ, as he was known to his family and friends, was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. He was a master carpenter and an avid euchre player. He was best known for his dry sense of humor and was famous for saying “Look at that bird out the window” and then snatching the cookies off your plate.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Martins Ferry at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013, with Rev. Tom Marut as the celebrant.

Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Rosary devotions at 4 p.m. and a Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys Church, 20 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935 or the charity of your choice.

Condolences to the family may be made by signing the guest book online at www.kellerfuneralhome. com.