Edmund P. Russek


Although Edmund knew that perfection is unattainable, he also realized by chasing it excellence could be achieved.  He was meticulous in every task he undertook.  His home in Moorestown reflected this; his closets were perfectly organized, seldom could a leaf be found in his yard and he made sure that the pool was always perfectly clean.   It was this sense of exactness that helped him to succeed.  Ed started out as a tech at RCA, but after putting himself through Drexel he went on to work as a mechanical engineer. After enduring a layoff in 1968, he later went on to work for Honeywell, DW Supply and CM3 as an Account Executive.  However, where he sought perfection most was on the golf course.  His ability to shoot one under par earned him the name “Birdman”.  He was fortunate enough to have shot a hole in one and even shot his age when he was 78.

Although originally from Minnesota, he met a young woman named Betty Pearl (Darmo) while stationed at McGuire Air Force Base, which lead to their marriage in 1956.  Together their lives were blessed by their sons: Mark (Karen) of Moorestown and Martin (Katalin) of Tabernacle and again by their grandchildren: Sean, Nikole and Brandi.  He is also survived by his sisters: Barbara Emery (Dale) and Dorothy Brock (Donald)

Come celebrate Edmund’s 79 meticulous years (Aug. 2, 1933-Mar. 28, 2013) Monday from 6 PM at the Sweeney Funeral Home 478 Cooper St., Beverly, where the service will be at 8.  In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

3 thoughts on “Edmund P. Russek

  1. Alan Kravitz

    I only had the pleasure of knowing Birdman for about a year. At first I didn’t quite know how to take him, but I quickly learned his great sense of humor. Being his cart mate was a trip, which I had the wonderful opportunity to experience. When ever you were around Birdman you were in for a treat, because no one or any subject was sacred. I will miss him.

  2. frank puccio

    I’ve known Bird for a long time. and we exchanged a lot of good words to each other and a lot of bad words to each other. But I will miss him very much, now I dont have anyone to argue with,” Thanks Pal”.
    May You Rest In Peace.

  3. Kathleen Gleason

    I’ve known & worked with Ed for 6 years now. We would have Broccoli Cheddar Soup together every Tuesday & anytime Ed needed to look something up on the Internet – I was his go to person. I’m glad I got the chance to meet & get to know Ed. Thanks for the laughs, the friendship, all the lunches & brightening my day everyday for the past 6 years. Words can not describe just how much you will be missed.

Memorial Guestbook for Edmund P. Russek

Fields marked with * are required.