Nancy A. Russell, 92, of Bellefonte, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born on October 29, 1925, in Pleasant Gap, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lena (Comunale) Corage. On June 18, 1947 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church she married Angelo B. Russell who preceded her in death.
She was a 1944 graduate of the Bellefonte Area High School. Nancy worked for Titan Metal during the war and for Joe’s sandwich shop for her mother and father, then she and her husband owned and operated Hofbrau Pizza in Bellefonte for several years until his passing on June 27, 1973.
Nancy was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte and also the Catholic Daughters. She was very active in many charitable organizations, Heart, Diabetes, Arthritis, Lung and Cancer and loved volunteering at Centre Crest which she did for over 26 years. She loved helping and being kind to people. Nancy enjoyed her vacations with her husband, every year they traveled to many countries and places.
She is survived by one sister, Rosie Plozner of Bellefonte and one brother, Dewey Corage of Lock Haven. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.
There will be a public visitation held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 8:30 am until 9:00am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte. Catholic Mass will be held at 9:00am at the Church with Father George Jakopac officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Bellefonte. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic School at 116 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com