top banner

Obituary Listings

Russell D. DeWitt Sr.

January 2, 1937 September 14, 2021
Russell D. DeWitt Sr.
There are condolences waiting approval on Russell's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Russell

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for Russell D. DeWitt Sr.

Russell D. DeWitt Sr.84, of Elyria passed away at home on Tuesday September 14, 2021. He was born January 2, 1937 in Birmingham, OH. Russell served in the United States Marine Corp. He owned and operated DeWitt Brothers Excavating along with his brother, Joe, Gerry and Jim. He was later employed as an Operating Engineer through the Operating Engineer Local #18. He was married for sixty-seven years to Beverly Ann (nee: McKitrick) who sadly passed away on September 25, 2021. Survivors include three daughters; Linda West (Rick) of Amherst, Lori Buchanan (Tom) of Wellington, Shelly Chase (Theodore) of Vermilion, two sons; John DeWitt of Elyria, and Russell David Dewitt Jr. (Carrie) of Amherst. Additional survivors include grandchildren; Sara Morales (Richard), Joey DeWitt, Chris DeWitt, Tommy Buchanan, Josh Buchanan (Aliesha), Grace Buchanan, Sam Buchanan, Ketch DeWitt, Livvy DeWitt, and two great grandchildren; RJ Morales, and Maeson Morales, a sister; Judith Hawkins (Floyd) of Oak Harbor, WA, a brother; Edward DeWitt of Cherry Valley, CA. Russell was preceded in death by his parents; Gerald and Helen (nee: Biltz) DeWitt, three sisters; Enid Gvist, Susan Deidrick, Carol DeWitt, and four brothers; Paul DeWitt, Richard DeWitt, Joseph DeWitt, Gerald DeWitt Jr. and daughter in law; Kimberly DeWitt. Private funeral services were held. Burial was at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Laubenthal Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria 440-322-4626. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at

To plant a tree in memory of Russell D. DeWitt Sr., visit the Tribute Store.


Event Information

Services are private.

Cemetery Details


Brookdale Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oberlin Elyria Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035

Oberlin Elyria Rd. Elyria 44035 OH
United States

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries


We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.