Russell A. Confer Russell A. Confer Memorial

Born: October 20, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: January 09, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

“I just want to spread a little sunshine in this world.”

     Russell Andrew Confer, Jr.

                                                    10/20/1944 - 1/9/2021

Vietnam Veteran * Research Scientist for NJ DEP * Thoroughbred Racing Enthusiast

A big man with a big heart, Russ was always himself, an enviable gift. You would spot him when he entered a room, or, if he chose, he would blend into the background and quietly enjoy the show.  Russ loved to laugh, eat, travel, play cards, read history/politics/science, listen to people’s stories, and “follow the ponies,” especially at the Saratoga Meet each summer, a place he absolutely loved.  He recalled seeing his wife, Judy, in her cradle, and was a constant in her life from then on.  His presence will be sorely missed by those whose days he brightened.

Anyone so inclined to make a donation in Russ’ name should choose from either the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), a favorite charity of his.

Philadelphia Cremation Society on January 12, 2021