Bracewell, Russell S., Jr.; of Rochester Hills, MI; died peacefully on April 2, 2015 of respiratory failure. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia Bracewell; and his children, John (Waterford, MI), James (Troy, MI), and Carol (Madison, WI); and by his grandchildren, Anders, Kyle, Liana and Tiffany Rasmussen (Boston, MA) and Brian Bracewell (Jacksonville, FL); and by his son-in-law, Ron Rasmussen (Brewster, MA). He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dianne Rasmussen (Brewster, MA); and by his sister, Rena Brautigam (Cromwell, CT). He was born September 19, 1925, in South Hadley, MA. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, 1944 to 1946. He graduated Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1949, in Mechanical Engineering and was a member and lifelong donor to Sigma Nu fraternity and the MIT rowing team. He held a Professional Engineering Certificate and was employed at National Twist Drill and Tool Company, 1949 to 1984. An active member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Rochester, MI for 50 years, he served on many boards and sang in the choir. He enjoyed sailing, bowling, travelling the world with his wife, and spending winters in Bradenton, FL for 20 years. He was a devoted father and husband, he was loved by everyone who knew him, and he will be missed by his friends and family. Memorial gifts may be made to First Congregational UCC, Rochester, MI or the ; . A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, followed by a Luncheon, at First Congregational, 1315 N Pine St., Rochester Hills, MI 48307.Published in Daily Tribune on Apr. 5, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 2 "My sincerest sympathy to the family. Although I did not meet..."- Linda Lusk"I believe every time I spoke with Russ, he had a smile on his..." Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Russell Bracewell Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Russell Bracewell Add a photo +