March 3, 1927 - February 3, 2017
Born in Clearfield, PA
Resided in Warren, OH
He was born March 3, 1927, in Clearfield, Pa., the son of Harold and Laura Rowles Girt.
Survivors include his daughters, Candice Girt-Stojkov of Cortland and Wenda Girt-Bodley of Warren, their husbands, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.
Russ was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Dietz Girt, and one brother.
Services have been entrusted to the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, Warren Ohio.
Calling hours and gathering of friends is planned there - Saturday 2/18/17 - from 4:00 to 6:30pm.
Please Omit Flowers. In lieu of flowers - Please consider a tax deductible donation to "The RUSSELL S. GIRT MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP". Make Payable to Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation - Memo "Russell S. Girt Memorial Music Scholarship Fund" - Mailing address: C.S.F , 602 Main St., Suite 1000, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
A list of donor's names will be made available to the family.
Endowment Contributions may also be provided to Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, Warren OH.
Russell Girts Music Endowment Scholarship will be dispersed in perpetuity, specific to terms, for students attending The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, OH. - His Alma Mater.
He performed music professionally for over 75 years, in various locations, genres and styles. Russ will be remembered always as a celebrated professional clarinetist, a true legacy. He earned (both) Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music Degrees from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (OH), 1951, 1953. Later he received his Bachelors in Music Education Degree for Public School Music at Youngstown State University (OH). He taught Music for over 32 years. He retired as Principal & Solo Clarinetist from W.D. Packard Bands July, 2014 at age 87.
On March 12th, 2017 The Family of Russell Girt will be attending a live music concert at W.D. Packard Music Hall, Warren Ohio - featuring the beautiful sounds of The W.D. Packard Band. Join the family, enjoy the free public concert in remembrances of Russell S. Girt.
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Warren, OH USA 44481
Warren, OH 44481