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Russell Mars

August 16, 1925 — March 15, 2003

Mr. Russell R. Mars, age 77 of Petersburg, died Saturday in NHC-Oakwood.

Mr. Mars was a native of Pine Grove, PA, and the son of the late Claude R. and Myrtle Kantner Mars. He was a truck driver and member of the Baptist church. He was also a veteran of World War II and a life member of the VFW, Pine Grove, PA Post.

He is survived by his wife: Velma Mars of Petersburg; a son: Raymond R. Mars of Bakersfield, California; 5 grandchildren: Jason Mars of Lewisburg, Robert Mars of Oregon, Stephanie and Michael Mars of Hawaii, and Cynthia Mars of Canada; 2 step-grandchildren: Karl Ansel of CO, and Melissa Ansel of Bakersfield, CA; and 8 great-grandchildren: Samantha Podoll, Jonathan Podoll, Nicholas Mars, Nathan Mars, Tabitha Mars, Elizabeth Sansano, Skyler Terrell-Ansel and Tyler Terrell-Ansel.

The family will gather on the family farm on Wednesday, March 26 at 4:00 PM for memorial and scattering services for Mr. Mars.
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