An honored member of WCBC recently passed. This is a posting in memory of his contributions to the Club. If you knew Harry, please feel free to post Your Thoughts by submitting a comment sharing your fond memories of Harry.
Paraphrased from his obituary – Harry Byron Russell, 92, passed away peacefully Feb. 2nd, 2018 at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin with his loving family by his side. In his 60s, Harry developed a passion for group long distance bike tours all over the country and was a member of White Clay Bicycle Club for 20 years. Friends are invited to a celebration of life for Harry on Friday February 16th at 11 AM in the Cokesbury auditorium.
I did not know Harry, but from stories shared by members that did know him I found out that Harry was a very active member of the WCBC. Before the Club owned a trailer, he stored everything needed for the major events in his business’ warehouse, loading up his extended van and transporting the majority of items to and from the event’s location. He led rides, was great riding companion and organized the Double Century event (from New Castle County to Rehoboth and back in a day) for years and the last DelMarVa tour. He also guided the Club by assuming the role of Vice President in 1997. To thank Harry for what he did for the Club, he was awarded a “Lifetime Membership” by White Clay Bicycle Club.
His complete obituary can be found here – http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/harry-russell-obituary?pid=188138908