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Russell P. Cessna Jr.

By T.J. Woodward

Russell P. Cessna Jr., 29 passed away unexpectedly on Thursday March 16, 2017. He was born November 17, 1987 in Batavia, to Mary (Ken) Falker of Corfu and the late Russell P. Cessna Sr. Russ is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Everett Rutherford, paternal grandfather Russell O. Cessna, soul mate Tessacca Tundo.

Russell Paul, known as “Pauly” by his aunt Sarah and grandma Rita, loved to read and enjoyed playing guitar. Everyone will remember Russ for his sense of humor and making everyone laugh. He enjoyed hunting, four wheeling and taking his daughter fishing. He was one of 12 out of hundreds of applicants selected for Cornell’s CPEP program and excelled at it. As a memorial please reach out to a youth whom is struggling so their path may be eased from some of the distress.

He is survived by his daughter Natalia Rayne Cessna of Kentucky; sister Heather (Frank) Demmer of Batavia; step-brothers Andrew Falker of Akron; Ben Falker of Corfu; maternal grandmother Rita Mallison of Batavia; paternal grandmother Elizabeth Cessna of East Bethany; along with many aunts, uncles & cousins.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his daughter Natalia or to Roswell Park Cancer Institute For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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