Russell E. Denbow, a longtime attorney in Baltimore, died Friday of dementia and related ailments in the VanDuyn Home in Syracuse, N.Y. The Fayetteville, N.Y., resident was 86.
He worked for 30 years as a lawyer for USF&G;, a Baltimore insurance company, until he retired in 1985.
Born in Woodsfield, Ohio, he served with the Army in Europe between 1942 and 1945. He graduated from Ohio University and received a law degree from Cornell University.
He wed Betty Jean Baker in 1952. They lived in Lutherville and later in Cockeysville. The marriage ended in divorce in 1986.
He married Magdalena Brey in 1990 and moved to New York.
He was a member of the Masons, Mount Moriah Lodge in Towson and the Fayetteville Lions Club. He raised Arabian horses and followed the stock market.
A funeral service is scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Eaton-Tubbs-Schepp Funeral Home in Fayetteville.
In addition to his wife of 17 years, survivors include a son, Michael Denbow of Blacksburg, Va.; a daughter, Barbara Wolf of Phoenix in Baltimore County; four stepdaughters, Amy Bailey of Lynden, Pa., Judith Flickinger of Radford, Va., Patricia Dana of Holland Patent, N.Y., and Laurie Harrington of Bridgeport, N.Y.; a sister, Anne Burrow of California; and four grandchildren.