Russell John Paszek

Russell John Paszek — Russ Eagle.

May 17, 1951-April 2, 2009.

“You are the wind beneath my wings.”

Early in the morning of April 2, our dear friend, brother, son and father left this world gracefully, easily and completely in the arms of a friend. Russ has lived in Pagosa Springs since the ’90s and touched many people’s lives. He worked as a handyman, healer, artist and most recently as a beloved caregiver to Ms. Audrey. His dedication to bringing light and love to all he met made him a well-known and cherished “local” and many will miss him. He was also known for his deep love and devotion to his daughter, Amanda.

His survivors include his daughter, Amanda Paszek and her mother, Maryn; his mother, Loretta Edenhofer; his siblings Dennis Paszek, Linda Kolbe, Cheryle McKiske, Vicki Phillips, Corrine McDermid, Debra Galvan, Gary Paszek, Lois Dean and also nieces and nephews.

For the many Pagosans who considered Russ Eagle “family” or “friend,” there will be a Celebration of Russ on April 26, with details to follow. Individuals who desire to contribute their talents for this day may contact Lily at 264-6445.