Daniel Richard Russbach

  • Died: May 3, 2019
  • Location: Woodbridge, Connecticut

Washington Memorial Funeral Home of North Haven

4 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473

Tel. (203) 239-6000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Father-in-Law, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend

Message From The Family

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Daniel Richard Russbach, 78 of Woodbridge, died suddenly at his home on Friday, May 3, 2019. He was the beloved husband of more than fifty years to Helen Stathopoulos Russbach. Dan was born in Yonkers, NY on June 2, 1940, the son of the late Artie and Miriam Olwell Russbach and had resided in Woodbridge for the past twenty three years. He previously lived in Orange for many years, and had also resided in Stamford. He retired as Vice President of Sales for AIG. Dan was involved in local politics for much of his life. He was a member of the Republican Town Committee of Woodbridge, and previously served on the Board of Representatives for the City of Stamford. Dan was a former high school and college hockey referee, and a lifelong NY Rangers fan. He was an active parishioner and servant of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, and was a history, classical music and classic car enthusiast. Besides his wife, Dan is survived by three daughters, Mary Sophia Russbach of Hamden, Marlene (Andrew) Esposito of Northford and Kristina (Nick) Bakes of Stamford, one son, Erich Daniel Russbach of Woodbridge, one sister, Gail Heady of Freetown, NY, and four grandchildren, Ariana, Alena, Ava and Alexa. Friends may visit with his family on Wednesday, May 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. On Thursday, May 9th, everyone is invited to go directly to St. Stanislaus Church, 9 Eld St., New Haven for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Orange Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Dan's name may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital by going to www.st.jude.org www.washingtonmemorialfh.com


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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Maria Stathopoulos - Stamford, CT - family   May 16, 2019

I am going to miss The Commander Dan. Dan was a great guy who cared about other people before his own problems. A very spiritual man who was a power of example of how to live right. I always enjoyed his company and his stories and the love for his wife Marlene and his family. Semper Fidelis good buddy!

Posted by Mark Polseno - Beacon Falls, CT - Friend   May 08, 2019

Marlene I'm very sorry for your loss .Please extend my condolences to your family.loveMarianne Esposito

Posted by Marianne Esposito - East haven, CT - Friend   May 08, 2019

May Daniel Rest In Peace and May his Family have the peace they deserve he will be missed God Bless Daniel and his Family

Posted by John Murphy - Hamden, CT - Family Friend   May 08, 2019

I am so sorry. Was just getting to know him.

Posted by Patricia Zglinski (D'Esposito) - Easton, PA - Family   May 07, 2019

Sincere and heartfelt sympathy, Dan and Family are in my thoughts and prayers, Glenn J. Nelson

Posted by Glenn Nelson - New Haven, CT - Friend   May 06, 2019

My heart is breaking for I no longer will hear your voice. My big brother, now you are out of pain and can rejoice with brother Bill. I love you.

Posted by Gail Heady - Cincinnatus, NY - Sister   May 06, 2019

My deepest sympathies for your families loss Dan was truly a blessing to so many an amazing gift for telling people the truth a ldeep love for God and country He will be deeply missed...

Posted by G Becker - Friend   May 05, 2019

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