John Thomas Russell passsd away on February 26th , 2018 in Philadelphia . Son of Rose Russell & Tom Russell born on February 1 , 1974 in Philadelphia . He was a wise man could tell you anything . worked hard to raise his children John Russell jr. & Stephanie Russell . took pride in everything he did ! Had a bond with both his children that no one could ever break . always telling his daughter she was beautiful , strong & smart just like him , saying he was proud of her & he knew she be someone amazing one-day. encouraging his son to work hard , making sure his son had a diploma & always reminding him he is carrying his name ! Nothing made him happier then seeing his grandbabies Ralphie , Antonio & Alexis . it amazed him how smart they were and would say ” those big Russell heads are full of brains ” . Enjoyed many talks with his sister Dana Russell . stepping up to be there for his niece Lauren Stanchek when she needed him growing up . the coolest uncle to Vincent sforza . breaking many hearts knowing he is gone but at peace knowing he isn’t suffering any longer .. His daughter will continue to stand for him & live a life to honor her father ! At the request of the family all services will be private.