January 25, 1979 ~ December 31, 2019

Shawn Michael Russell, 40, most recently from Bonners Ferry and a native of Alexandria Bay, New York, passed away December 31, 2019, as the result of an automobile accident near Bonners Ferry. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but it is expected that a celebration of life gathering will be held in late April in Alexandria Bay, New York, at the convenience of the family.

Shawn was born January 25, 1979, in Alexandria Bay, the son and step son of Jim and Brenda Russell, Theresa, New York, and Cheryl (Dennis) Russell, Bonners Ferry.

He graduated from Alexandria Bay Central School in 1997.

He was a chef by trade, with a degree from The Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts, Orlando, Florida. He was a chef at various restaurants in Florida, Alexandria Bay, Watertown and Lake Placid.

He enjoyed the outdoors and his first passion was fishing.

Shawn is survived by his parents and step mother, brother Christopher, Lakewood, Colorado, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was predeceased by both his maternal grandparents, Bill and Corrine Dennis and his paternal grandparents Alden and Margaret Russell.

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