Russell Drenning, 66, a former resident of Chalfant, PA passed away on December 4th 2020. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (Yoha) Drenning. Loving father of Stephanie (Adrian) Magno and Emily Drenning. Brother to Dennis Drenning and the late Margaret “Peggy” Wilkins and late Shirley Snider.
Russ started his career in Garrett County, MD where he worked as a sheriff until moving to Pittsburgh, PA where he met the love of his life and worked as an Allegheny County Correctional Officer. Throughout his 30+ years in law enforcement, he received numerous awards and recognition. Russ was dedicated and devoted to his service up until retirement. He believed in the importance of community and served as a Councilman and Public Safety Member for Chalfant Borough. Russ then followed his dreams and moved to Las Vegas, NV where he enjoyed the last years of his life and experienced parts of the US that he had never seen before. He adored being closer to and spending time with his daughters, making memories that they will cherish forever. Russ was loved by so many through his kind and gentle spirit, a friendly face greeting everyone he encountered. He will be missed.
Russell will be laid to rest at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Monroeville PA.
Big Russ was and always a great friend of mine.He would go out of his way for anyone.Good hearted to anyone he met.He loved his Family dearly and would always gave you a hug and tell you he loved you.If I had a wish,,I wish more people would be like Russ. We will miss you dearly!Blessed to one who gives,and Big Russ gave.I believe the Lord took Russ early because he was a Blessed Person who Gave and never took!!!
My Heart goes out to his Family!!!!