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Russell A. Lehocky

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - Russell A. Lehocky, 66, of Libertyville, passed away suddenly and too soon June 21, 2020.

He was born Dec. 11, 1953, in Ironwood, Michigan, to his parents Ray and Rosemary.

He is remembered for his enormous heart as light as a feather. He wished for a simpler world where people smiled and laughed a little bit more. Russell enjoyed friendship, music, good times, animals, and Michigan (Go Blue!). He made wherever he was sitting his happy place. He kept a fire burning for loved ones lost and suffered in silence. Russell gave so much and had so much more to give. He was loved, cherished, and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Lauren and Stephen; siblings, Rick (Melody) and Roberta Reid; his cat, Zuzu; and endless friends. Friendly and caring. Quiet yet strong. Thoughtful and planned. Loyal and reverent.

A funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 E. Maple Ave., in Libertyville. A visitation was held the evening before at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 101 Park Place, in Libertyville. Please sign the guestbook at

Memorials made to Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654, would be greatly appreciated.