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Russell Steven St. John, 48, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of East Moline, Illinois, passed away March 29, 2021 at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, AZ. Visitation will be at Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. A celebration of life will be held at 4:30 pm in Superior, Arizona (RSVP’s requested) and also in East Moline in May for family and friends.
Russell was born July 24, 1972 in Moline, Illinois, the son of Ronald and Diane (Clark) St. John. In 1997, he married Christine Quinn in Fort Myers, Florida. Russell graduated from Riverdale High School in Port Byron, Illinois. He worked for Lee County Sheriff’s Office (Fort Myers, FL), Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and has worked as a Branch Director for the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley (Phoenix) for the past 12 years. Russell was an inspiration to all who met him and had a volume of “dad” jokes and contagious laughter for family, friends and his staff meetings. He was a loving and giving husband, father and son (grandson).
Survivors include his wife, Christine; sons Kyle, Spencer (Megan), Hunter and daughter, Serena; his mother, Diane St. John (East Moline, IL); brother, Ryan (Shannon) St. John (Mt. Holly, NC); grandmother Darlene Clark (Moline, IL); and uncles Steven (Kimberley) Clark (Moline, IL), Kenneth (Sandy) St. John (Clearwater, FL), Steve (Deedee) St. John (Port Richey, FL). He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald St. John; and grandparents Robert Clark, Murrell St. John and Lorraine St. John.