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"Russell' Thomas Ainsworth

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“We first met Russ and Dee on our vacation in Alaska in 1984. Russ was our "tour guide" in Alaska as well as all around the State of Missouri. He was...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Steve and Toni Coughlin - CA

“Adrienne "A", I am so sorry for your lost. My oldest daughter was just accepted to Trinity College and it made me think of you and specifically your...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Kenneth H. Kennedy, Jr. (K2) - CT

“Russ and I worked together at what was then The (Hackensack, N.J.) Bergen Evening Record for most of the 1960s. I have never known a more decent,...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Douglas E. Hall - Edfewater, NJ

“WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR LIVES AND FAMILY WITH US. RUSS WAS SUCH A PLEASANT PERSON, WE ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO HANDSHAKES,...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: RON & BARB SLOBODZIAN - FLORA, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as we share in many great memories from years ago at Trinity and the Walther League. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Don and Barb Schmidt, Paul Schmidt, and Sue Schmidt McCluskey

“Over the many years I knew Russ at the Post-Dispatch, I was aware of his journalistic talents. I got to appreciate him even more while we worked...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Laszlo Domjan - Kirkwood, MO

“Dear Dee, Alyson, Adrienne and the rest of his beloved family: It was a privilege to work with and be friends with Russ for more than 25 years. He...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Ron and Ginger Norton - IL

“Dear Adrienne, It has been an honor getting to know your Dad and Mom over the years, yet even closer over the recent months. Loved to hear Dee &...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Lynn Hughett - Lake Saint Louis, MO

“I have enjoyed getting to know Russ over the last 25 years or so. Although we didn't see each other very often Russ usually seemed happy and enjoyed...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Pam Thiemann - MN - Family friend

“Thinking of you and your family, Adriene! Love to you! ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Karla Thompson - Wentzville, MO

“Thinking of you and your family. Love to you Adriene! ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Adriene and Family - Wentzville, MO

“I had the pleasure of working with "Russ for seven years. He taught me a lot about being a wire editor and copy editor. He was a good mentor. I...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Alan Fredman - St Lojuis, MO

“Alison, We want you to know that your Normandy Family is thinking about and praying for you and your family. Sending you our heartfelt sympathy and...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Tina Clark-Scott

“Your father helped make who you are, and he did good. At this difficult time may you find peace in all of the wonderful memories that you have...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Michelle - wentzville, MO

“Dad, I have great comfort knowing you are with the Lord! I also know that you are finally happy to "interview Jesus"! And, now, as I go through...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Adrienne Pivac - MO - Daughter

“Russ always seemed to be beaming with happiness and love. The joy he felt toward his family was a wonderful thing to see. He was not a man who...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: The Malta Family - O Fallon, MO

“It was an honor to meet and work with Russ on a film showing at UMSL a couple of years ago. His legacy is impressive and will live on for many...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Tom Meuser - St. Louis, MO


Ainsworth, "Russell" Thomas, of Ballwin, Missouri, died on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the age of 79. Loving husband of Delilah "Dee" Ainsworth (nee: Brockmann); beloved son of the late Andrew and Isabelle Ainsworth; devoted father of Alison (Brian) Thiemann and Adrienne (Matthew) Pivac; cherished grandfather of Breanne Thiemann, Andy (Lindsay) Thiemann, Ted Thiemann, Aubrey Thiemann, Paul Thiemann, Will Thiemann, T. J. Walden, Austin Pivac, Lauren Pivac, Niki Walden and Kylie Walden; treasured great-grandfather of Carter Thiemann.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO.