Charles Edwin “Ed” Russum
QUEENSTOWN — Charles Edwin “Ed” Russum, of Queenstown, passed away Sept. 27, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 85.
Born May 1, 1931 in McGinnes Corner, Crumpton, he was the son of the late Layton W. and Mamie Holden Russum. He grew up in the Crumpton area and attended school in Crumpton. Ed began his farming career with a produce farm in Crumpton. He then worked for the hosiery mill in Chestertown.
On Jan. 2, 1954, Ed married Mary Margaret Kimble and they resided in Chestertown. Ed would later work as a dairy farmer for various farms in Queen Anne’s County. He also worked for Queenstown Harbor Golf Course as a groundskeeper until his retirement. Ed assisted his wife for many years cleaning branch offices for Queenstown Bank until 2014.
Ed enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was an active parishioner for many years with Our Mother of Sorrows and St. Peter’s parish.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary Margaret Russum; four children, James A. Russum of Annapolis, Teresa Hammer (Alan) of Centreville, Shirley Anthony (Lonnie) of Queenstown and Charles Franklin Russum (Terri) of Centreville; brother William Alfred Russum of Salisbury; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition, Ed and Mary Margaret were foster parents to 41 children over 26 years.
A visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home P.A. in Centreville. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Centreville. Burial will follow at Church Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Compass Regional Hospice, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617 or the Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 18, Queenstown, MD 21658.
Online condolences may be made at www.fhnfuneralhome.com.
CHARLES “ED” RUSSUM