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McDermott Funeral Home - Kennedy Township Location
Wednesday November 9th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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St. Malachy Church
Thursday November 10th, 2022
9:00am - 10:00am

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Malachy Church
Thursday November 10th, 2022
10:00am - 11:30am

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Father Russell Maurer

Age 88, of Kennedy Twp., passed at the Vincentian Home on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Beloved son of the late Stephen J. and Eguenia D. (Masilunas) Maurer; dear brother of Robert S. Maurer (Donna) and the late William Maurer; uncle of Andrea Maurer, Stephanie Rupp, Steve Maurer, Paul Maurer, Michael Maurer and Charles Maurer; also survived by numerous cousins and his many friends from church.


Fr. Russell was Ordained on March 25, 1960 by Bishop John

Wright at Saint Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA. Incardinated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh on March 25, 1960. His assignments with the Diocese included ,ST. MARY OF MOUNT, MT. WASHINGTON (APR 11, 1960-MAR 11, 1963) PV, ST. GEORGE, ALLENTOWN (MAR 12, 1963-JUNE 1, 1969) PV,

ST. PIUS X, BROOKLINE (JUNE 2, 1969-MAY 29, 1974) PV,  

ST. JOSEPH, MT. OLIVER (MAY 30,1974-NOV 25, 1975) PV,



(REAPPOINTED to second term - MAY 23, 2000),




Family will receive friends 4:00 – 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY at McDermott Funeral Home, Inc., 334 Forest Grove Road, Kennedy Twp., Coraopolis, PA 15108.  Visitation Thursday from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Archangel Gabriel Parish / St. Malachy Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, McKees Rocks. In lieu of flowers, Father Russell asked that any donations to be directed to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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Everytime u saw Fr. Russell he always had a smile on his face.

Lauren Nov 20 2022 10:07 PM

I am so sad to hear of his passing. When I was younger and attended St William school , I would help staple bulletins and I always remember him as calm , kind, and always smiling. He was an amazing priest and person. I wish I would have gotten to tell him that as an adult. I enjoyed mass and have many memories with our family and him. He is definitely in heaven shining down. God has a good one.. Prayers to his family and all the people's lives he touched.

Tracy Saccone Nov 14 2022 9:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Father Maurer

JoAnn Novak McVeigh Nov 13 2022 5:12 PM

One of the most pleasant Priests ever to serve at St. Williams Church ⛪️

Thomas Repic Nov 11 2022 7:29 PM

I was an alter boy at st Williams church and loved serving mass with father Maurer. He was a very kind hearted man. R.I.P. father.

Jeff pavlinsky Nov 10 2022 11:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Father Maurer

Dolores Marie & Gary Edward Barrett Nov 10 2022 11:23 AM

Father Maurer was the first priest that I remember as a child growing up at St. Williams Parish. He truly was the kindest man I have ever known. He enjoyed interacting and teaching the children from St. Williams School about Jesus Christ. He was a much respected member of the community. I cried when he got reassigned to a different parish because I had always dreamed he would be there to marry me. He was deeply missed by everyone. Father left a positive imprint on so many people in his lifetime and will be deeply miss by all.

Jean Novak Matrazzo Nov 10 2022 7:26 AM

I worked evenings at the rectory with Fr. Russell for 4 years. He was such a wonderful friend and such a dear person. I miss him terribly.

Nikki Streiner Nov 9 2022 2:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Father Maurer

Karen Mucha Nov 9 2022 8:10 AM

Father Maurer was at St. Williams in East Pittsburgh when I started ushering. He was so friendly and kind to all. Even though we haven't seen him in years; my friends talk fondly about him often. He was one of a kind.

Ray Vaniel Nov 7 2022 9:09 PM

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