Peter Alan Russett, 84

Jun 10, 2022

Peter Alan Russett, 84, of E. Wareham, died Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.

Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late John T. and Laura O. (Mezitt) Russett.  Pete graduated from Weston High School, Class of 1957.  He then received his certificate from Mass. Radio and Telegraph School in Boston and from Cambridge Radio and Television School in Cambridge.

Peter worked for WSRO radio in Marlboro as assistant to the chief engineer testing and maintaining broadcast equipment.  He also filled in as announcer and disc-jockey when needed.  He was a licensed amateur radio operator and call sign was W1-IWK.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Navy Air Reserve in NAS-South Weymouth, with active-duty service aboard the USS Wasp (CVS-18) where he assisted the air controller.  He was discharged in 1963.  After his discharge, he went to work for Engineering Model Lab in Ashland and specialized in custom built electronic equipment for the Navy, Hewlett-Packard and other government entities.  After his retirement, Pete enjoyed gardening and tending to his daylilies.

He is survived by his brother, Glenn J. Russett of Wareham and his stepmother, Veronica Russett of Wareham.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Wed., June 15, 2022 at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 9 to 10 a.m.  A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m.  Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham.

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