Pick out the least likely guy in a crowd and you will probably be looking at one of my hearts closest friends, it's always been that way and with Russ it was no exception.
For over 6 years this larger than life, energetic, colorful, tattooed, sometimes long haired, bearded, loud, old guy was one of the most consistent parts of my life.
Russ and I worked side by side, 6 days a week, 10 hours a day down in the trenches trying to help manage a large telemarketing room. You really get to know someone you work that closely with.
This Wednesday, we will say our final good-byes to Russ, his wife let us know today that he passed away. Don't have all of the details yet, she was in no condition to talk long. I guess we will know more tomorrow.
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