In Memory

Russell Uckotter

Russell Uckotter




Russell (Russ) Francis Uckotter

October 3, 1945 - April 5, 2018

Russ Uckotter, of Montgomery OH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2018, surrounded in love with his family and close friends.  Beloved husband to Michele Sherritt Uckotter, devoted father to Matt and Rob Uckotter, loving father-in-law to Meghan Uckotter and very proud first time "Grandfather" to Evelyn Uckotter.  Survived also by his brother David Uckotter and sister-in-law Jayne Uckotter, father-in-law William Sherritt, mother-in-law Leslie Sherritt, sisters-in-law Suzanne Connolly (Joe) and Stacey Sherritt, brother-in-law Todd (Kara) Sherritt, along with many nieces and nephews and his dog Baxter. Preceded in death by his parents Robert and Frances Tucker Uckotter.


A kind, funny and tough guy who was devoted to his family. A proud Vietnam Veteran who loved his country and the freedom he fought for which enabled him to live such an epic life.  He traveled the world, loved to cook, work on his home improvement projects, and could make any life event analogous to the game of Football - which he loved to coach.  Russ enjoyed a life-long career in Real Estate (A Realtor Emeritus) with over 40 years with Comey & Shepherd Realtors where he mentored and touched many lives.   He never knew a stranger and cherished everything this life had to give, but what he always cherished most was his family. He has left a wonderful legacy, and one we will keep in our hearts forever.


Memorial and Celebration of Life Reception  - Sunday, April 22,  3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

3:00 pm - arrivals for Memorial

3:30 pm – Memorial Service

Followed by Celebration of Life Reception


Vintage Club of Montgomery

Three Chimneys Club House

Located just off Montgomery Rd behind The Christ Hospital Outpatient Center

11140 Montgomery Rd.

Montgomery OH 45242


Parking available near the Club House and also at the “Christ Outpatient Center” (as it is Sunday and they will be closed)


Memorials to

Honor Flight Cincinnati Tri-State

In Loving Memory of Russell Uckotter


Honor Flight Tri-State Headquarters

8627 Calumet Way

Cincinnati, OH 45249


Or you may also donate on line:

If you donate on line, please add "In memory of Russell Uckotter" in the notes section.

Envelopes will also be available at the Celebration on Life on April 22.

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04/11/18 11:08 AM #2    

Eileen Brewster-Evers

Russ you were loved by so many people. If you met someone you  immediately became a friend. I will never forget  the picture of you in the frilly pink hairnet with curlers that you wore to sit in the girls section of the train on our Washington trip. You made so many people smile. We will miss you but you will live forever in our memories. 

04/11/18 05:20 PM #3    

Loren Schumacher

It seems that all of us have fond memories of Russ, I know that I do.  We were teammates on the baseball team and members in good standing in the "Honor" study hall as Seniors.  Seems as though we all walked out of somewhere crowded and gathered in the same room...and no one ever told us to leave.  So we didn't.

I saw Russ just three or four times in the last fifty-five years.  Just three or four, how sad.  But when we were together there was laughter and shared memories and that is what being old friends is about.

Russ was a success in life, but more than that, he was a success as a human being, and that's the way we should all remember him.

04/13/18 01:13 PM #4    

Thomas Risk

I have known Russ since the third grade and he was a sincere and genuine person. We have kept in touch over the years as well as our special gatherings locally. I knew about Russ' condition for sometime and he was taking it instride as he did with life itself. A few of us had the priviledge to visit Russ while he was at home and his sense of humor was always in tact. As his journey took into Cincinnati Hospice, it became more obvious that Russ would be leaving us very soon. I am glad that I had the opportunity to visit him 2 days before his passing. While he could not communicate verbally, he did so with his eyes and that twinkle was always there. As a VietNam vet, I have just lost another member from the "band of brothers".  He will be greatly missed by his family and numerous. friends. God speed my Brother!

04/14/18 12:04 PM #5    

Ronald Carroll

Russ, I  will always remember you and I having great summer times riding on my Moped.  We met in seventh grade at All Saints School. Those are memories  that I will never forget.  You were always a positive influence on my life.  Sincere condolences to your family.  RIP, my friend.


Ron Carroll

04/15/18 09:08 AM #6    

Richard Curless

It is with much sadness to learn of Russ's passing.  Russ was always so enjoyable to be with.  He had a twinkle in his eye that reflected his humor, kindness, and wit.  We had great times at school, after school functions, and later on in life getting together for our reunions, playing golf, and just hanging out.  Russ you will always be remembered as a great friend and kind person to all.  With fond memories, Rich.

04/15/18 03:58 PM #7    

Lynda Satterfield-Bragg

      I came later to the Russ Uckotter fan club. I remember an ornery twinkle in his eye as he roamed the his guy school halls and lightened the classroom with his humor and comraderie, especially with David Gapinski.  They seemed to relish their football games and sports.  I didn’t see the Russ then I came to know 40 years later starting with those reunion committees.  I learned what a great cook he was as we brought a dish to share and he would arrive with a baked artichoke dip I didn’t know I would love.  

Later, he introduced induced me to WWF (Words with Friends) and astounded me, the English teacher, by beating me more times than not. Our little text chats within the games kept me giggling and taught me his wit, honor, patriotism, intelligence, and devotion as a family man.  I learned he was devoted to his family and business, and especially his treasure Michele. When our daughter needed a realtor, I knew just who to suggest, so Russ is part of our family history now as they sold one house and bought their dream home with him.

Even with his valiant struggle, he remained almost a daily presence in our games and was still beating me the last week.  I honor Russ’s memory and miss our games.  Farewell, my friend, you were always a winner.



04/25/18 11:46 AM #8    

Daryl Wesley

Russell Uckotter will be missed....

Bless the Uckotter Family and Bless all the families that were touched by Russ Uckotter.  There were many!!

He was a Viet Nam Veteran Brother and a fellow Army Aviator and Sycamore Aviator.

I wish to share a poem by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. in honor of Russ.

                                                                  High Flight

                                         Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth

                                         And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

                                         Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth

                                         Of sun-split clouds, -- and done a hundred things

                                         You have not dreamed of -- wheeled and soared and swung

                                         High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,

                                         I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung

                                         My eager craft through footless halls of air... .


                                         Up, up the long, delirious burning blue

                                         I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace

                                         Where never lark, or ever eagle flew --

                                          And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod

                                          The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

                                          Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

                                                                                      -- John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Russ has done this...., God Speed and May God Bless.....





04/26/18 04:14 PM #9    

Barbara (Bobbi) Havill (Maul)

I remember Russ as a fount of joy in any setting.  That was High School.  Never had the privilege of knowing him afterward.  But from all I've read he continued to deliver joy and laughter the rest of his life.  

My condolences to his family and friends.   

04/26/18 07:11 PM #10    

Stuart Garbutt

Russ was a great guy. Loved his gamily and friends, wonderful sense of humor, great leader.  He was indispensable to our class reunions and golf outings.  And he was an amazing Scrabbler!  Russ truly made the world better.

04/29/18 01:40 PM #11    

Patsy Branch-Jezak

We will all remember Russ as an upbeat, kind, generous person. His sense of humor never failed him, and he never met a stranger.  My deepest condolences  to his family. 

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