Russ Bissell, a long time resident of Estes Park died October 9, 2012 in Portland, Oregon where he had moved recently to enjoy the company of his son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren, and the health benefits of living at sea level. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1936. Russ spent most of his early, happy summers in a cabin on a hillside overlooking Moraine Park. After a long career as an English teacher in both the United States and Germany he retired with his wife to live in his parent’s home on Devils Gulch Road. He is survived by his wife Carol, his son Daniel and daughter-in-law Kim, and their two daughters in Portland.