Aaron Kyle Russell
April 2, 1978  -  February 21, 2019

Aaron Kyle Russell

Highland Funeral Home
3329 E. Semoran Blvd.
Apopka, FL  32703
Saturday, March 2, 2019
3pm - 6pm
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Aaron Kyle Russell
- age 40 of Winter Park FL.; passed away February 21, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. He was born on April 2, 1978 in Tyler, Texas. He moved to Altamonte Springs with his family later that year. He grew up playing little league baseball and pop warner football with his brothers. He enjoyed spending the holidays and summers with relatives in Texas. He went on to be the Quarterback and center fielder for the Lake Brantley Patriots. He then traveled to Danbury, Connecticut to study history and play wide receiver at Western Connecticut State University.

After college he worked as an educator and coach. He excelled as a mentor to students and players. Aaron later worked as a bartender in the downtown Orlando and Winter Park area. His big personality won over so many people over the years. People who are happy to have called him their friend.

He loved spending time with his girlfriend Karen and their dogs Opie and Fancy. He enjoyed his garden in his back yard and watching sports.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Karen Tschida, his Mother and Father, Patsy and David Russell, his brothers and their spouses, J.D. and Ashley Russell and Regan and Shannon Russell, and 4 nephews and 1 niece Jackson, Ansley, Bailey, Braden and Rylan.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 3pm – 6pm at Highland Funeral Home, 3329 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka. Casual attire is requested & we also request that everyone wear something to support one of Aaron’s favorite teams. Longhorns, Texans or Astros.


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  1. Daniel J Cannon
    DeLeon Springsi, FL

    I was devastated to hear about Aaron’s passing! I didn’t realize that he was I’ll! The Cannon Family would like to send our prayers to the entire family! I especially enjoyed coaching Aaron in Pop Warner football! He was always one of my key players that had the ability to play multiple positions whenever called upon! He was a pleasure to work with and always had a great attitude! He will be missed by every one that had a relationship with him and his family!
    Coach Cannon

  2. Gail Cook
    Winter Springs, FL

    We feel so fortunate to have known Aaron. His personality was like no other! His laughter infectious! When he entered the room, we were all so much happier & better people for being with him. When he left the room, there was definitely an empty space. He will be missed every day by many, many people. 🧡

  3. Ian Lowdermilk
    Winter springs, FL

    Aaron was a great man loved by many. Our memories of running the baseball fields will never be forgotten. Rest easy my
    Friend! Hook em horns!

  4. Susie Almon
    Eustis, FL

    You were always a friend to all. I will forever remember that free spirit and heart of gold. I know that you and Freddie are up there in heaven discussing football plays. You will be missed here on earth but will light up heaven with your smile. Susie Almon

  5. Janet Anderson
    Oviedo, FL

    My love and prayers to Patsy, David, and the Russell family during this time of grief. Aaron was the youngest, but was blessed with an unstoppable free and happy spirit which he shared with everyone he connected to. We'll never know the true number of how many received joy from Aaron. Now his joy is forever. Janet Anderson

  6. Lindsay Quinn
    longwood, FL

    Blessed to have known you Aaron! A laugh that we could never forget and a personality big enough to fill the room. I know you are smiling down from heaven, cowboy hat and all :)

  7. Melissa Sprinkle Brown
    Austin, TX

    Sending prayers and love to the Russell family from the Sprinkles. We are so very sorry to hear of Aaron’s passing. He was always the life of the party - a loveable, authentic guy. Much love and sincere condolences to you all. Melissa Sprinkle Brown

  8. Kyle Hepp
    Georgetown, TX

    i can hear that great laugh AR! You will be remembered and missed.

  9. Todd Higa
    Honolulu, HI

    Brought a smile to my face when I was going through some hard times and made the good times even better. E hala oe koʻu hoa (miss you my friend)

  10. Dennis Paldin
    Bluffton, SC

    Aaron is in Heaven enjoying himself and helping others feel great about themselves. No difference than his Earthly visit Dennis Paldin

  11. Patty and Greg Mesaros
    Naugatuck, CT

    Our though and prayers are with the Russell family! I will always remember Aaron’s funny personality and his great smile!

  12. Grant Deslauriers
    Altamonte Springs, FL

    I'll never forget the times we spent and the Chaos we had. You were a True one of a Kind my dude. Hook em Horns 🤘🧡⭐👊

  13. Erik Kuehn
    Winter Park, FL

    To my dear friend Karen and the Russell family,
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.

  14. Kay and Dave Winger
    Omaha, NE

    Dear Patsy, Super and Family - We are keeping all of you close in our hearts at the difficult time. Aaron touched so many lives and will be positively remembered by all. Words cannot express our deep sorrow at your loss. Kay and Dave Winger

  15. DeQuattro Family
    Apopka, FL

    God Bless...Thank You for being our friend...Prayers to all...RIP AR the STAR...

  16. Darrell and Evelyn Dorn
    Blairsville, GA

    It was a blessing to have known and worked with Aaron! Our sincere sympathy to David, Patsy and family!

  17. Matthew Luther
    Billerica, MA

    Aaron was a great friend to so many of us and he will be missed dearly. I will cherish the great times we had together for the rest of my life!

  18. Tracey Hendrix
    Orlando, FL

    I met Aaron years ago when I first started working at Graffiti Junktion. He was always on the jukebox! It was always great to see him. And he had a big hand in the way my life has turned out to be, for which I will always be grateful. I will never forget him.

  19. Phillip Henry
    Orlando, FL

    I can still here that laugh. I'm glad I got to spend time with you. Maybe I can get into watching the bachelor. Wish I could have seen you run, or do that triple jump. Be easy my friend.

  20. Corey Andrade
    Altamonte Springs, FL

    I remember all of us running around spring oaks as kids. I was always a little younger and just tried to keep up. You are truly going to be missed and I just want to say the Andrade family is here for everyone. Rest easy brother.

  21. Kacie BelangerHasbun
    Metairie, LA

    Sending prayers love and condolences to Karen, the Russell family and all who had the pleasure to have Aaron as a part of their life. He will be greatly missed. We love you Aaron and we will always hold you close to our hearts. Until we meet again. Rest easy my friend 🧡

  22. Kara Deslauriers
    Altamonte Springs, FL

    You will forever be in our hearts and prayers. We love you AR⭐❤

  23. Karen and Dan Tharpe

    To the sweet Russell family,
    Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We will be wearing cowboy attire on Saturday here in NC in honor of your precious loved one. Peace be with you. Love and hugs. Karen and Dan

  24. Kristie Mcdonald
    Metairie, LA

    Huge loss to so many people! He was full of life and laughter! My he rest in peace and untill we meet again my friend sleep well we love you forever

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