Obituary of Allan Russell

Allan Russell, 58, of Freehold Township passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at JFK Medical Center, Edison.  He was born in Elizabeth and was a lifelong resident of Freehold.  Well-known by everyone in the area through his restaurant jobs, Allan started his career at the Court Jester where he met his wife.  He later trained associates at Tiger’s Tale in Princeton and worked at the Ivy League in Howell.  Allan opened the Chapter House in 1992 as managing partner where he remained until retiring from the restaurant business in 2009.

On Sundays he could be found watching the Giants with his best friends, Steve and Eva.  He volunteered his time decorating downtown Freehold during the holiday season and played Santa for several years.  An avid golfer, Allan loved playing the County courses.   He enjoyed going out, trying out new restaurants and going to area wineries.  Allan’s greatest love in life was his grandson, Dante, and he loved going to his football games, and spending time with him.

In addition to his grandson, Allan is survived by his wife, Sharon Russell of Freehold Township; daughter, Heather Russell and her husband, Chris Sanders of Brick; son, James Russell and his wife, Bonnie of Matawan; his father, James G. Russell of Freehold Township; and sister, Catherine Reevey and her husband, Henry of Freehold Township.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine Russell; and his brother, Graham Russell. 

Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from to 3:00 to 6:30 PM with his funeral service to take place at 6:30 PM.   Interment will be private.  For those who desire, contributions in memory of Allan may be made to benefit the Dialysis Clinic at CentraState Medical Center by donating to CentraState Healthcare Foundation, 225 Willow Brook Road, Suite 5, Freehold, NJ 07728. 

For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com