Franklinville, NY - Russell F. Hebert, 81, of 8703 State Route 16 passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Absolut of Salamanca. He was born July 11, 1932 in Woonsocket, RI the son of the late Charles and Ethel (Fuller) Hebert. On February 26, 2000 in Bushnell, FL he married Nellieann Geer who survives.
Russell was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U. S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He later served in the U. S. Air Force Reserves as a carpenter at the Selfridge Air Force and National Guard Base in Michigan; retiring July 11, 1992. He was then employed by Waste- Management in Flint, Michigan from 1992 to 1998. He was a member of the Allegany American Legion Post 892, the Disabled American Veterans; Chapter 105 and was a licensed amateur radio operator.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 14 years is a step son, Douglas Meeboer of Franklinville, a stepdaughter, Mary Ellen Porter of Ridge Manor, FL, a son, Charles Hebert of Michigan, a stepdaughter, Ginger Gibson of Houston, TX, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a step granddaughter, a adopted granddaughter, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Phillip Hebert, a daughter, Val Smith, and a brother, Edward Hebert.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. A graveside service with military honors will be planned for a later date in Stannards Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donation be made to the Franklinville Volunteer Fire Department. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.