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“Julie, living in Columbus, I get news late. My sincere sympathy on your dad's passing. He was a good friend to our family and always helpful. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Sandy Lewis - Columbus, OH

“Julie, living in Columbus, I get news late. My sincere sympathy on your dad's passing. He was a good friend to our family and always helpful. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Sandy Lewis - Columbus, OH

“I remember when Russ became the partner of my Uncle Jim Giffin) I grew up across the street at 1069 State street. My grand parents were at 1059...Read More ยป
3 of 5 | Posted by: jim fisher - salem - Friend

“I was blessed to know and serve with Russ. May his love comfort and inspire your life always ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Rev. Jerrie Bell-Brion

“My condolences to Marilyn, Julie and the rest of the family. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Christy Tapp - Springfield, IL


RUSSELL CARL LOUDON of Salem, OH died November 22, 2020 at the age of 92. A graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he served his apprenticeship at the Eckard Funeral Home in Akron before moving to Salem to purchase part ownership of Stark Memorial from Jack R. Harroff, along with partner James Giffin, who later retired. Loudon became sole owner of the firm in 1978 and continued to own and operate it as a licensed funeral director and embalmer until his retirement in 2019.