Russell Arthur Strome, 82, passed away, Saturday, September 5, 2020. Born in New Carlisle, Ohio, Russell was the son of the late Arthur and Sarah Strome. Russell earned his associates degree in music. He taught music for several years, prior to working at Elkhart Products Corp for over 30 years prior to his retirement. He was always active in the music program at each church he attended. He was a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene and played piano at Wesleyan Redeemer. Russell loved music and being part of several groups. He loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. Surviving are his children, Rusty (Colleen) Strome, Sarah (Jason) Smith; grandchildren, Spenser, Sam, Saharah; and, 5 great-grandchildren. Russell was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ellen Strome; and brother, Ralph Strome. Service is 10:30 am, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Trinity Church of the Nazarene with calling one hour. Calling also at FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton Street, Friday, September 11, 2020 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Burial is in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville, Ohio. Memorials may be made to Trinity Church of the Nazarene.