Russell Thorstenberg Obituary, Death – I’m deeply saddened to share the heartbreaking news that my dear friend, Russell Thorstenberg, unexpectedly passed away on Friday. The shock of his sudden departure has left me with a heavy heart, as we had just spoken last week and made plans to enjoy a round of golf together this week. It’s unfathomable how swiftly life can change.
Russell and I shared countless memorable moments, forging a bond through experiences that ranged from the dusty expanses of Burning Man to the serene greens of the golf course. We relished fine dining adventures around town, engaged in dance lessons at my home, and collaborated on perfecting his photos from his treks up Mt. Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu. Our shared interests extended to bowling on league nights and the exhilaration of flying side by side in the cockpit. Russell’s departure leaves a void that cannot be easily filled.
He was an extraordinary individual, a true friend, and I feel immensely fortunate to have known him. His zest for life, adventurous spirit, and warm camaraderie enriched every moment we spent together. I find solace in the memories we created, cherishing the laughter, challenges, and shared passions.
As I bid farewell to my cherished friend, I can’t help but envision him soaring through heavenly skies, where the weather is always VFR (Visual Flight Rules), and the runways stretch infinitely. May his journey beyond be as remarkable as the impact he had on all those fortunate enough to cross his path. Russell, you will be dearly missed, and your legacy will continue to inspire us all.