Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00
It is with great sadness that the staff of the Record Pilot reports the loss of City of Glen Cove historian, active resident and former employee Daniel E. Russell. His photos have run on this front page for decades, commemorating the important events and good times that Glen Covers have shared over the years.
Russell was always engaged in the goings-on of Glen Cove. He began working for the city in 1974 as a library page. From there, he became curator of the library in 1981. In 1985, Russell was appointed harbor master. In 1988, he became an environmental officer, which was his job until he left the city’s employ in 2004.
While he stopped working for the city at that time, Russell never stopped giving his time to Glen Cove. Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi put it best: “This is a sad day, for Dan’s family and for the city. He was a good guy who really loved Glen Cove. He knew more about the city than anyone else I know – about the water, the environment, the history - things you would never know unless you took a lot of time to learn about them. He was a great researcher. I am very glad I had the opportunity to work with him. He will be missed by all who knew him.”