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Russ McClellan

December 26, 1942 — January 27, 2024

Simi Valley

Russ McClellan's Life and Legacy


Russ McClellan, a beloved individual, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2024, in Simi Valley. Born on December 26, 1942, Russ lived a life marked by love, perseverance, and dedication to his family and community.

Russ's presence in the lives of those who knew him was truly one-of-a-kind. His profound impact as a father figure, brother, grandfather, and friend will be remembered fondly by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He possessed an unmatched ability to find joy even in the smallest moments and taught those around him the value of resilience in the face of adversity.

Russ leaves behind a deeply saddened but grateful group of loved ones. He is survived by his sister, Barbara McClellan. Russ's legacy carries on through his two sons: Jeff McClellan and Scott McClellan. Alongside them are cherished family members who will forever hold his memory dear - Jezzie McClellan (granddaughter), Jennifer McClellan (daughter-in-law), J.T. McClellan (grandson), and Zach McClellan (grandson). Their hearts fill with both sorrow for their loss and gratitude for having been part of Russ's remarkable journey.

As we bid farewell to our dear friend, beloved brother, devoted father, and adoring grandfather, let us find solace in knowing that Russ McClellan's spirit will forever live on in our hearts. May his legacy be an eternal reminder of what it means to live a life filled with compassion, perseverance, and unwavering love for others.

A memorial service in honor of Russ will take place at Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home on February 22, 2024. The service will commence at 10:00 AM and conclude at 11:00 AM. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at this gathering, which will be held at 2636 Sycamore Drive in Simi Valley, California.

In lieu of flowers, the McClellan family kindly requests donations be made to The Russ McClellan Memorial Scholarship Fund".  PO BOX 1139 Simi Valley CA 93062.  Please make checks payable to "Friends of the Simi Valley Police Explorer Post 2910".  Or follow this link:  https://www.svpdexplorers.com/checkout/donate?donatePageId=65d48e7dcd58f90eb3f1a947


Russ McClellan: December 26, 1942 - January 27, 2024.

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Service Schedule

Today's Services

Celebration of Life

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Pacific time)

Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home

2636 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to:


The Russ McClellan Memorial Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 1139
Simi Valley, Ca 93062


Please make checks payable to:
Friends of the Simi Valley Police Explorer Post 2910

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