Russell Gauslin

September 6, 1930 - October 27, 2019
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Russ Gauslin died peacefully with his family by his side on October 27, 2019. He was born on September 6,1930, in Detroit, Michigan.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

In 1973, he married Judy Herman (maiden name) in Tucson, AZ.

After a career in Tupperware in Erie, PA, he and Judy moved to The Valley in 1996 to enjoy skiing. They lived in The Valley for over 25 years where they worked as ski instructors at Sugarbush as well as volunteer ambassadors. After two small strokes, Russ gave up skiing. He and his wife moved to Tucson, AZ, last July to be closer to family.

After major surgery in September, Russ declined until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Suzan Yarington, Dale Gauslin, Laura Moss and Jill O’Connor; and his stepchildren, John Herman, Phillip Herman and Lisa Barber; as well as 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He will be remembered as a wonderful father, grandfather and husband.

Services were held on October 29, 2019, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Tucson.

Donations in his name can be made to the Salvation Army.


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Born: September 6, 1930
Died: October 27, 2019

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Judy posted on 11/8/19

Dearest Russ I thank you for sharing your most amazing life with me. You made me brave and adventurous. Because of you we traveled the world, built a record breaking Tupperware company, and most importantly shared a warm and loving family. You always said in every adversity.." it's all about Family" That will always be your greatest legacy We will keep traveling hand in hand to the end of the earth I love you


Jill OConnor posted on 11/5/19

Dad I know you are still with me. I feel your presence everyday. I thought we had more time together on this earth but you and god had other plans. My heart is broken with loosing you so suddenly. I have to bring myself back to center and realize that you lived an amazing life and it was time for you to go. You left on your terms that was clear. The same way you lived your life. So don’t be mad if I cry because it hurts so much sometimes. Save a place for me. I’ll be there soon. Until we are together again you will live in my heart ❤️. I miss you so very much!