Born:September 18, 1939

Passed Away:September 16, 2017

Location:Surprise, Arizona

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Russell Bush Todd

Russell B. Todd, 77, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away September 16, 2017. He was born September 18, 1939 in Webster, New York to Russell W. and Gertrude Todd. Russ moved to Arizona in 1978 and worked as an Antiquarian Book and Art Dealer. He was co-owner of The Scottsdale Booksellers with his friend, Jan Nelson, and the owner of Russ Todd Books.

He was passionate about many things including books, music, Yorkshire Terriers, Mexican folk art, and especially his family. Russ was known and loved for his outgoing, “larger than life” personality and generosity.

He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Geraldine (Gerri), daughters Kelley Nowicki (Terry), Wendy Bigham (Bill) and Kimberly Todd, granddaughters Kara, Madison, Shea and Reni all of Phoenix, AZ and sister Patricia Milne (Nelson) and niece Jayme Stephens of Webster, NY.

The family will hold a celebration of life party in Peoria, AZ on Sunday, October 1st. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley (

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