NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

February 10, 2014

Russell E. Laste, 43


MASSACHUSETTS — Warmly known as Russ, or Rusty by many who knew him, he passed away in August of 2013. Russ enjoyed countless adventures and experiences in his years on this earth, the greatest of which was being a father and friend to Mason. He loved his son more than anything in this life.

Among the things that Russ also enjoyed was sharing memories of growing up with his five brothers and sisters. The bond and love shared between Cheryl, Sue, Bill, Sandy, Ron, and Russ was never forgotten, and was always highly treasured by him.

Russ was also very well known for his outgoing, largehearted, jovial nature. He would strike up conversations with, and befriend any, and all the he came across, often giving them an aptly fitting nickname in a matter of moments. He would be the first to make a joke and loved to see people laugh and smile, it brought him great happiness.

Taking great joy in being a hard worker, Russ spent a great deal of time and effort working at and perfecting his craft of being a skilled ironworker. For many years, he worked along with Capone Iron Co. of Rowley, Mass., working on a multitude of projects he often recalled with great pride.

In his time spent being a father, brother, brother-in-law, husband, son, stepson, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, and beloved friend, Russell deeply touched the hearts and well as the lives of these individuals and all whose path he crossed. His one of-a-kind laughter, nature and warm charm will NEVER be forgotten.

It is in loving memory that those who spent either a lifetime, or simply a moment, look back on the time shared with him with a heart full of love and a smile on their face, just as he would have liked. His beautiful, happy memory continues to live on!

In celebration of his life, and in loving memory of Russell E. Laste.