On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, fellow sangha participant Ralph Russell Davis died. A memorial service is scheduled at 3:00 on Monday, August 8th, 2011 at Zion United Church in Henderson. The sangha has been invited to participate in a memorial service for Russ in the fall.
Russell was the first chairman of the board of Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha. He was a retired postman from Henderson, Kentucky, and an Air Force veteran from the Viet Nam war. An avid fan of Civil War history and a fierce competitor in duplicate bridge, his daily life embodied generosity and a sense of humor about life. As he had recently suffered from several strokes, he had been less able to participate with the sangha in Evansville. There is a gap in our lives without his presence.
His obituary is listed in the August 5, 2011 issue of The Gleaner. His family has asked that expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha, Bradford Park Office Complex, 600 N. Weinbach Ave., Suite 960, Evansville, IN 47711.