Russell K. “Bussie” Hollenbaugh, Jr.

Russell K. “Bussie” Hollenbaugh, Jr., 74, Punxsutawney, after a long illness, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, with his family by his side, at VNA Inpatient Hospice, in Butler, PA.

Russ was born July 14, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Annabelle (Smouse) and Russell K. Hollenbaugh, Sr.
Russ married Ruth (Spencer) Hollenbaugh on August 2, 1961, and made their home together in Albion, raising their five children and enjoying all that life had to offer.

Russ was a proud member of the U.S. Army Reserves, 4th Howitzer Battalion, 92nd Infantry for nearly 23 years. Russ was also a hardworking man, putting in long hours and often keeping two jobs. Friends may remember him from Pramco, Kromer’s Dairy, Anthony’s Seed Farm, an over the road truck driver, or from his various businesses; H & F Staple and Nail, Hollenbaugh’s Bicycle Shop, and Russ Hollenbaugh and Son’s Construction where he remained active in the business through 2015.

Russ’s faith was important to him, he served in many capacities in several local churches over the years including the First Church of God, First Assembly of God, and was instrumental in the planting of Faith Fellowship Missionary Church where he attended most recently and served as Deacon.

In addition to hard work and faith, Russ’s main interest was hunting, hunting, and more hunting! Some of his favorite memories were trips to Idaho, Colorado, and Canada on successful hunts for bear, moose, elk, and caribou. Traveling was also among his pastimes. Having realized his dream of visiting Alaska in 2014, his tour of the forty-nine continental United States was complete. In addition to these, Russ loved to spend time hunting and camping at the family camp in both Karthaus and Clear Creek, where many memories were made with family and friends.

Russ is survived by his wife, Ruth, of fifty-four years, five children, Russell K. Hollenbaugh III and wife Catherine of Punxsutawney, Cyndee Brink and husband Tom of Uganda, Africa, Doug Hollenbaugh and wife Gwen of Punxsutawney, Lori Taylor and and husband Rob of Brookville, and Larry Hollenbaugh and wife Julie of Punxsutawney; a brother Gary Hollenbaugh and wife Polli of Punxsutawney; sister-in-laws Joan Johnson and husband Bob and Denise Rodgers and husband David; a brother-in-law Larry Spencer and wife Beverly; twelve grandchildren, Gary Campbell and wife Denise, Brad Brink, Corey Brink and wife Alex, Blaze Sterling, Angellica Sterling, Mindy Hollenbaugh, Macey Hollenbaugh, Wayne Hollenbaugh, Ethan Taylor, Laurin Taylor, Luke Hollenbaugh, and Lindsey Hollenbaugh; and two great grandchildren, Alex and Levi Campbell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Annabelle Hollenbaugh, and in-laws, Wayne and Martha Spencer.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2016, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2015, at the funeral home with Pastors Dennis Sproull, Thomas Brink, and Clifford Voss officiating.

Interment will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Faith Fellowship Missionary Church, PO Box 374, Big Run, PA 15715, in support of World Partners Missionaries Cyndee (Hollenbaugh) and Tom Brink.

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Obituary compiled by Deeley Funeral Home.

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