I'm heartbroken to have just learned about the death of Russell. He was my original mentor at PB&L and hired me based soley on the hope I had the same genetics as my sister, Katherine! Lucky for all of us it worked out well. We have kept in touch over these last 20 years, although not as much in the last several. His example taught me an awful lot about temperament and how effective reasonableness can be. I'll miss him greatly. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all of you.
With warmest regards,
Courtney (Griffin) Krupinsky
Condolence: Russell was a classmate of mine at Lowell (MA) High School and graduated with me in 1964. He was also a classmate of mine at Boston University, graduating with me in 1968. He moved on to law, I to education, but we both obtained advanced degrees from BU in 1971. Our paths crossed again when Russell became a parent in the Public Schools of Newton (MA), where I taught for 40 years. I always knew Russell to be an outstanding human being...self-motivated, hard-working, ethical, and an all 'round good person. I do regret losing touch with Russ in our later years...I would like to have renewed his acquaintance. My best wishes to his family.