Russell C. Miner was born on November 15, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to Carl and Virginia Miner. He was the seventh child born to this union of eight siblings: Glornetta Francis, Mary Vann, Margaret Middleton, Carl E. Miner, Louis Miner, Louise Wright, Albert Miner.
He met his wife, the late Judith Gonzalez on a blind date in Brooklyn, where he surprised her by going horseback riding in Prospect Park. The two of them married on March 21, 1961 and from this union, they had two children, Phyllis Miner and the late Yvette Green.
Russell was a jack of all trades. His many skills include, truck driving, auto mechanics and home repairs. As a young man, he raised pigeons on rooftops of Brooklyn and trained many dogs. His biggest passion was the sport of boxing, where he won many matching and was awarded trophies and the famous Golden Gloves silver medal.
On early Tuesday morning, January 23, 2018, Russell passed away at Jamaica Hospital. He leaves behind his daughter, Phyllis Miner, son-in-law Clarence Green, grandchildren, Tyrone Rhabb Jr., Amber Rhabb, Douglas Green, Joshua Green, David Terry and Jonathan Terry, sister, Louise Wright, and nieces and nephews.