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Russell Joseph Murzyn
  • 44 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 1, 1970
  • Place of birth:
    St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 19, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    El Cajon, California, United States
Let the memory of Russell be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Russell Murzyn, 44, born on July 1, 1970 and passed away on September 19, 2014. We will remember him forever.  Please feel free to leave a memorial tribute and upload your own pictures of Russell.

In Russell's memory, funds will be collected (in lieu of flowers) for his only child and his pride and joy, Nathan Joseph Murzyn (Moose). These gifts to his family will go to help ensure Nathan receives all he needs throughout this difficult time.

To make a gift, please visit  http://www.gofundme.com/ey49vs


Services will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Miramar National Cemetery 
5795 Noble Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Reception to follow at Rockers Staff NCO Club located adjacent to the Golf Course on Miramar Air Station.   

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Heather Nichols Griffiths on 12th October 2014

"Erin...My heart goes out to you and your son at this difficult time. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Reading the tributes written in his honor, he sounds like a wonderful person who will be dearly missed. Take care."

This tribute was added by Nicole Lorenz on 9th October 2014

"I was so shocked and upset to hear of Russell's passing.  Please know that you and Moose have been in my daily prayers.  Love you!"

This tribute was added by ron willis on 28th September 2014

"Nathan Joseph:

Your father was one of the finest people I ever met.  I only worked with him a few years, but he was always steadfast, quick-witted, positive, and professional in every way.  I wish you could have known the Russ I knew.

Ron Willis"

This tribute was added by whitney robinson on 28th September 2014

"Erin, Nathan and family we are beyond sadness about Russell's passing. We loved him dearly and are praying for the family. The following Gaelic Farewell is for Russell.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rain fall shortly upon fields until we meet again,
And may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
Love you. Sean, Whit, and Ryan."

This tribute was added by Teri Anderson on 27th September 2014

"I'm very sad to hear of Russ's passing.  He was always so nice and kind to me in high school.  I'm so sad to hear that he is no longer with us.  I wish all of his family, with special thoughts to Rachel, my best wishes at this hard time.  My prayers go out to you.   Teri (Bailey) Anderson."

This tribute was added by Mary Della Fera on 26th September 2014

"Words cannot describe the sadness we feel.  Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you Erin and Nathan as well as all of the family and friends of Russ."

This tribute was added by Anel Califano on 26th September 2014

"Russ brought so many happy/funny moments to our lives. He was a great man and we miss our friend dearly. Erin & Nathan, we love you both so much and are here to offer our support now and always. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Patterson & Murzyn families. Love, Frank, Anel, Frankie, Joseph, Jacob & Chrissy."

This tribute was added by John Scanlan on 26th September 2014

"Rest in peace brother. We had some good times and I will always remember his uncanny ability to make people smile. I am blessed to have known Russell and work with a stellar Marine."

This tribute was added by Ben Scott on 26th September 2014

"I had the pleasure of working with Russell... always upbeat and never said a harsh word about anyone.  So very sorry to hear of his passing.  He had a beautiful life, and so many that obviously loved and will miss him dearly.  I only knew him professionally, but still this has hit me very hard.  I looked back and found an email I sent to him after he transferred from MCTSSA (to Bridgeport), wishing him a Merry Christmas & Happy New year in December 2010.  He stopped by and chatted with me after that... so poignant now.  RIP Russell."

This tribute was added by Sandi Olson on 26th September 2014

"Words cannot express our sadness in losing Russ.  Watching him grow up and becoming such a gentleman and honorable soldier was very rewarding.  There are so many great memories.  May someday Nathan get to know his wonderful father through all of us.  Love to Erin, Nathan, Sue, Mike, Rachel, Courtney, Josephine and families."

This tribute was added by dayna gulley on 26th September 2014

"Oh, I am so sorry. The tribute is beautiful, it is like going back into time.
Such happy memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. We all feel the loss. I agree with Georgie, a great golf game is taking place in heaven."

This tribute was added by Jim Mason on 25th September 2014

"Aunt Suzie, Rachel and family, I had so many wonderful memories of Rusty and Rachel when you both were kids.  I also enjoyed some of my trips to San Diego and we had a chance to visit with him.

I was always so proud of Rusty and his service towards our country.  He was a true American.  It made me proud to know, he was named after my dad, Russell.  My sympathies to the whole family.   Jimmy"

This tribute was added by Bobby Hendrix on 25th September 2014

"Erin and Nathan...our hearts swell up for you both when thinking of what a man Russ was, and the effect he had on everyone that touched him. Our daughter Olivia loved the way he would play with her and make her laugh. He was a true man that had a knack for always saying the right thing. I look forward to playing that round of golf with you, Russ. With a heavy heart and much love to you all. Love...Kari, Bobby, Olivia & Elyse"

This tribute was added by Randy Enzi on 25th September 2014

"Russell and his family are in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Jason Kelly on 25th September 2014

"Msgt Murzyn,
May you forever R.I.P.. You are a great friend, mentor, and Bridgeport/San Diego weekend carpool buddy. My family and I will always be honored to have known you. It is with heavy hearts we mourn the loss of another brother, but we will always keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Semper Fi!
GySgt Jason T. Kelly"

This tribute was added by Carlos Tomkin on 25th September 2014

"It was with deep sadness that I learned about the passing of Russell. I am at a loss for words. He was the very best a man could be. My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends.
Semper Fi Marine. You will be deeply missed. Fair winds and following seas."

This tribute was added by SONJA MCQUEEN on 24th September 2014

"Bruce and I were heartbroken to hear of the passing of Russ-your soulmate, father, son and brother. Russ will be in our hearts ALWAYS!  Our deepest sympathy to the Murzyn/Patterson family."

This tribute was added by Angela Schuster on 24th September 2014

"I am so sorry to hear of Russ' passing.  It seems like yesterday we were at our 20 year class reunion catching up on life after High School. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation and was so happy to hear about all that Russ had been up to, including his service to our Country as a Marine! I've known Russell & Rachel since grade school.  My heart aches for Russ' family.   You are in my prayers."

This tribute was added by Annmarie Belanger Kibiger on 24th September 2014

"Rachel, Sue and family, I am so saddened by the news of Russell's passing. Please know that myself, Tim, Tom, Terry and Rick are thinking of you and saying a prayer that you may be comforted in this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Steve Lerner on 24th September 2014

"I am deeply saddened at the loss of a great person like Russ.  He touched the lives of so many throughout his many years in the Marine Corps and we who worked and played with him will deeply miss him.  Our thoughts and prayers to his family. "If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by the United States Marines." Our Brother now stands guard at the gates awaiting our arrival."

This tribute was added by DeAnne Koppendrayer on 24th September 2014

"I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Russ. He was a great friend in high school and I have many fun memories of him. Russ and I went to the Sadie Hawkins dance together, seems like yesterday. He always made me smile and kind person! My prayers are with his family and I send Rachel my deepest condolences.

DeAnne Johnson Koppendrayer"

This tribute was added by Rhonda Steinhagen on 24th September 2014

"I am so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news.  My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and family."

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Mogen on 24th September 2014

"I remember Russell as a great guy.  He was kind, funny and made me feel exempted,  which for me in our school,wasn't easy.  He was fun to be around.  He was one of the very few people in high school that was truly a friend to me.  I am sad to here of his passing."

This tribute was added by Deb (Loegering) Donner on 24th September 2014

"So sorry to hear of Russell's passing.  Rachel, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.  Deb"

This tribute was added by Jessica Ann on 24th September 2014

"Oh, Rachel,

I am so very sorry to hear of this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. I will never forget the fun times I had with you and Russ..

Jessica Eckstrom"

This tribute was added by Lisa Burrell on 24th September 2014

"Remembering with a smile the good times we spent with Russell and Erin at Irene's house, and we were so incredibly sorry to hear of Russell's passing.  He was so much fun, and will be missed!  Love and prayers for Erin and Nathan.  xo  ~ Lisa & Rodney Burrell"

This tribute was added by Frank Califano on 24th September 2014

"I'm sorry to hear about this you are in my thoughts and prayers!"

This tribute was added by Nancy Smith on 24th September 2014

"Rachel - my heart goes out to you and your family! I will never forget his cute smile and sense of humor.   My thoughts and prayers are with you, may the memories of Russell help you find peace.

So so very sorry,

Nancy Geier (Smith)"

This tribute was added by Missy (Gibeau) Courteau on 24th September 2014

"So sorry for your loss.  Your family is in our thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Brian Mason on 24th September 2014

"Goodbye my Cousin.  I'm thankful to have reconnected with you recently.  My heart goes out to your family and friends."

This tribute was added by Georgie Schulte on 24th September 2014

"Erin, Nathan, Sue, Rachel and the rest of the family--I was so saddened by the news.  I have fond memories of my kids hanging on Rusty when they were little.  They liked to call him Brussell Sprouts.  

And I didn't know that Rusty liked golfing.  I am sure he is enjoying a round with his dad Joe."

This tribute was added by Kyle Schmechel on 24th September 2014

"Russ, there are absolutely no words in this universe that can explain how much I will miss you. You were my friend, my teacher, my brother and most importantly, my mentor. You pushed me to be the person I am today. I hope they like cross fit in heaven. Semper Fidelis my friend. I love you."

This tribute was added by Luanne Patterson on 24th September 2014

""THERE IS A NEW BRIGHT AND SHINNING STAR IN THE UNIVERSE"

WE LOVE AND MISS YOU AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS YOU.  YOU BROUGHT MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO OUR FAMILY THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.  ED AND LUANNE.























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This tribute was added by pam collins on 23rd September 2014

"Our deepest and sincere condolences to Russell's family. Bruce & Pam Collins."

This tribute was added by Dennis Webb on 23rd September 2014

"Russ was a good man and whenever I needed advice whether it was work or personal he provided it. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by irene carlson on 23rd September 2014

"There are no words that can express the sadness and grief over Russell's passing. He will always be remembered, loved and missed. RIP my friend. My love and support to Erin & Nathan."

This tribute was added by Christina Cole on 23rd September 2014

"I will miss you my friend at the golf course! It was an honor to know such a great man!"

This tribute was added by Mary Kay Murzyn on 23rd September 2014

"Rusty, you have been a beacon and mentor to so many.  My dear cousin I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Erik Zinger on 23rd September 2014

"Russ was a great Marine and an even better friend. My deepest sympathies to his family during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Jolene Coulter on 23rd September 2014

"Shocked and saddened to hear of Russell's passing.  He will be missed.  Our thoughts are with his entire family during this time."

This tribute was added by Nathaniel Wade on 23rd September 2014

"My thoughts and prayers are with Russell's family. He will be missed!"

This tribute was added by Laura Moore on 23rd September 2014

"Our hearts ache knowing we will never see Russell's smiling face again.  I am grateful for all the wonderful memories my husband and I have of him.  He was a wonderful friend and Marine brother to both of us.  We have so many wonderful pictures of him from our wedding.  He made us laugh and smile like always. Was truly, as always, the life of the party.  Erin and Nathan, our deepest condolences and know that we will always be there for both of you because as friends and a Marine family we are always there for one another."

This tribute was added by Lisa Bain on 23rd September 2014

"We were deeply saddened to learn of Russell's passing.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family."


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Lyndsey Albanese Richards
Laura Moore

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