Elliott Russell, a retired landscape architect who had worked for a Baltimore engineering firm for more than three decades, died of respiratory failure Monday at Howard County General Hospital. He was 89.
Mr. Russell was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He earned a bachelor's degree in forestry in 1944 from Utah State University.
He was drafted into the Army and served in the Quartermaster Corps for two years. He was discharged in 1946.
Mr. Russell owned a landscaping business and nursery for several years in Bridgeport, Conn., before moving to Towson when he took a job with the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River in 1951.
The next year, he began his 30-year career as landscape architect for Whitman Requardt & Associates.
Mr. Russell helped build major construction projects in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, including Columbia, where he had lived for 39 years, family members said.
Even though he retired in 1982, he continued working for the firm for several years. He was an avid flower gardener.
He donated his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board. No services will be held.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, the former Lillian Braintwein; a son, Jerry Russell of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Judy Mummert and Elizabeth Page, both of Columbia; a brother, Alvin Russell of Suffern, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.