Russell Levord Titus
1946 - 2021
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April 8, 1946
March 1, 2021
Russell Titus, 74, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away Monday March 1, 2021 comfortably at his home in Colorado.
He was born April 8, 1946 in La Porte, Indiana, the son of Richard Russell Titus and Honorene June (Smith) Titus. Russ was lovingly reared by his grandparents, James C. and Esther F. Smith of La Porte, Indiana.
He graduated from La Porte High School and married his high school sweetheart, Sandra L. Barcus in 1966. They remained married for over fifty-four years. Russ graduated from Northwestern University where he received Bachelor and Master degrees in Material Science Engineering. He worked within the micro-electronic field for over thirty-three years with Teletype, NCR, Symbios and LSI Logic while living in Chicago, Illinois; Centerville, Ohio; Ft. Collins, Colorado; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. His retirement years were spent traveling, and enjoying time with his wife, family and friends.
Russ grew up on a lake and enjoyed boating, swimming and other lake activities. He was known for his quick wit and passionate storytelling. Russ elicited tears of joy and laughter from so many over the years. He enjoyed golf, traveling with family, target shooting, chess, movies and all types of music. Russ exercised his passions by joining various clubs, often performing live music and accepting leadership roles in Orchestra, Band, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lynn (Barcus) Titus of Colorado Springs; brother, Leon C. Lanning (Lili) of Galveston, Indiana; three children, Eric Russell Titus (Melanie Murphy) of Louisville, Kentucky, Denise Lynn Titus of Colorado Springs, and Kelly Jeanne Titus Glover (Jamall) of Clarksville, Indiana; thirteen grandchildren, Lauren (DeLuca) Bleecker (Nathan), Danielle (DeLuca) Howland (Evan), Bennett Titus, Sebastian Titus, Dalton Titus, Langston Titus, Finley Titus, Jasmine Drake, Alex Titus, Morgan Glover, Camille Glover, Olivia Glover and Julian Glover. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Russ was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
The Springs Funeral Services-North is being entrusted to prepare Russell for final resting.
Memorial Service, 2:30PM, Saturday, May 15, 2021, Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Avenue, La Porte, Indiana 46350. The service is open to all friends and family.
His final resting place will be at Wills Township Baptist Cemetery in La Porte County, Indiana.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Compassus Hospice.
Memorial contributions in Russell's memory may be made to The American Heart Association or The American Kidney Fund
Online condolences may be made at The Springs Funeral Services website or to Haverstock Funeral Home website

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Published in The Gazette on Apr. 4, 2021.
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