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Russell L. Proudfoot
July 28, 1967 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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WARREN – Russell L. Proudfoot, age 56, entered into eternal rest unexpectedly on Monday, September 11, 2023 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. He was born July 28, 1967 in Broward County, Florida, the son of Harold Proudfoot and Linda Bosak.
Russ graduated from Ohio Aviation Trade School in Cleveland and later received his CDL to drive Semi-truck which he did for over 20 years. During his time on the road, he proudly received multiple awards for over 1,000,000 miles of safe driving without a single accident. Russ was gifted in and loved all things mechanical. He made one of his biggest dreams come true when he opened Proudfoot Powersports, servicing all powersports and motorcycles with his son, Greg. He was also member and sponsor of Competition Riders of America (CRA). Later in life becoming an ordained Minister, Russ was always an inspiration in proving that you can make any-and-all of your dreams come true if you work hard enough for it.
Russ was a force of nature, determined to live everyday to the fullest and take care of his family. Russ’s family meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he often mentioned. Russ was unendingly proud of all of his family and friends and supported them all with love and laughs regardless of any obstacle he may have been facing. He was passionate about rebuilding and remodeling anything with an engine, racing, and live music. When Russ wasn’t working in his shop or home, he could be found at his son’s races, his daughter’s concerts, swap meets, camping, or taking his family out to make memories.
Loving memories of Russ live on with his companion Judy Fike, with whom he spent twenty-three years; a daughter, Elizabeth Proudfoot of Parma; Four sons, Greg Proudfoot of Warren, Chris Proudfoot of Franklin, Pa., Shaun Thomas of Warren, Pa., and Russell Blubaugh of Cleveland; a stepdaughter, Tiffine Fike (Kyle Frazier) of Warren; four grandchildren: Carter Proudfoot, Zoey Proudfoot, Addison Frazier, and Dakota Davis; two sisters, Kathy Lukas (Dan) of Cuyahoga Falls and Melissa Proudfoot of Warren; and two brothers, Joseph Hummel (Julie) of Arizona and Jeff Hafer (Deeanna) of Leesburg, Va.
Preceding him in death are his parents and a sister, Kimberly.
The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with funeral expenses may be made at https://gofund.me/7e2786c6. Calling hours are from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Saturday, September 16, 2023 followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm, all at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated To Serving Your Loved Ones. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com.