Russell "Pudge" Egolf, 78

Russell Lee "Pudge" Egolf, 78, of Rochester, passed into eternity at 12:31 a.m., Monday, June  26, 2017, at his home. 

He was born Dec. 13, 1938, in North Manchester, to Earl E. and Emma Lenore (Pratt) Egolf.  

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife and soulmate, Janet Egolf of Rochester; two daughters, Jami (Jorge) Rodriguez of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Traci (Steve) Porretta of Eagle Mountain, Utah; and five grandchildren, Justin Rodriguez, Jenna Rodriguez, Jaryn Rodriguez, Jordan Rodriguez, and Vienna Porretta. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter, Vincenza Porretta.

There will be a celebration of Pudge's life at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Schnabeltier, 491 Apache Drive, Rochester. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Dress is casual.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.

Preferred memorials are the charity of the donor's choice or the Fulton County Animal Shelter

The memorial guest book for Pudge may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Aug 01