Kevin Richard Russell

Updated Celebration Information:

Kevin’s ashes will be laid to rest in the family plot at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson, NY at 10am on Saturday June 5th, 2021. Following the service, Kevin’s family and friends are invited to join in a casual backyard BBQ to remember him at the old Russell house on Round Lake Road in Rhinebeck around 12:30pm.


Kevin Richard Russell, 65, a longtime Rhinebeck resident, passed away on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY.


Born on September 19, 1954, in Albany, NY, he was the eldest son of the late Darrell Nash Russell and Dorothy (Niebergall) Russell.


Kevin was an artist who studied architecture at Ball State University. He was well known around his hometown as the bartender who served smiles at the Rhinebeck Tavern. For many years, Kevin worked as an industrial painter & installer with Hopewell Precision in Hopewell Junction, NY.


Kevin is survived by his: daughter Amanda and son-in-law Nicholas Chieco of Rensselaer, NY; his son, William "Bill" Christopher Craft Russell of Glen Spey, NY; his grandchildren Billy, Lilly, Jackson, Skylar and Brinley; his siblings, Susan (Rob) Russell-Robinson of Reston, VA, Eric (Kim) Russell of Robertsdale, AL, and Mark (Jill) Russell of Rhinebeck, NY; along with numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.


Funeral services will be private, and interment will be in the family plot at Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson, NY.


There will be a public celebration for Kevin's life, tentatively September 19, 2020. Details of the event to be announced at a later date. As we are unable to gather together at this time, the family asks that you share pictures, memories, and stories of Kevin to help with the grieving process.


Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.


Donations in Kevin's memory can be made to Third Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 Livingston Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 – please designate "church rebuilding fund."