Russell (Butch) H. Sellew Jr. 81, of Bridgewater, formerly of Sharon, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Russell was born October 20, 1941, to the late Russell Hughes Sellew and Evelyn Waters Sellew.
Russell worked for Jordan Marsh as a book distributor and then owned and operated Cobb Corner Lighting for 22 years. After closing the store he worked at Walmart in Walpole until he retired in 2021. In his younger days he was very active in various Sharon Recreation activities. Coaching youth basketball and assisting in other areas. Over the last few years he volunteered at the Sharon Community Center helping out with luncheons and a variety of other tasks. Russell loved the race track, Foxwoods and the Sharon over 35 Softball League in which he participated for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Winnifred A. (Malone) Sellew; daughter Cheryl (Tom) Bezanson of Bridgewater, MA, son John Sellew of Stafford Springs, CT, daughter Lori Anne (Bob) Whitman of Hickory, NC; 14 grandchildren Lindsey (Terri) Hayden, David (Hannah) Whitman, Russell (Kelsey) Bezanson, John (Emily) Sellew, Scott Whitman, Shawn Sellew, Brian Whitman, Matthew Bezanson, Danielle Whitman, Kevin Whitman, Jennifer Whitman, Jason Whitman, Allison Whitman and Kristen Whitman; great-granddaughter, Vivian Bezanson and sister, Alice Richards of San Diego, CA.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life to honor Russell and share memories on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Barrett’s Alehouse West Bridgewater, 675 West Center Street, West Bridgewater, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sharon Recreation Department in Russell’s name and mailed to Sharon Recreation Department, 219 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon, MA 02067. Please make checks payable to Sharon Recreation Department.