Russell N. Luplow died peacefully surrounded by his family, at his home in Bloomfield Hills, March 26, 2014. He was 79 years old. Russell was born February 12, 1935, in Saginaw, Michigan to Ann (nee Fredricksen) and Harley Luplow.
Russell attended Arthur High School in Saginaw, where he was a varsity football player for 3 years. He was a varsity baseball player at Michigan State University, where he graduated class of 1957. Russell earned his law degree from Wayne State University in 1972.
He began his business career at Saginaw Transfer, a family-owned trucking company in 1957. Russell began the practice of law in 1972, where he focused on labor and pension law. He was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court where he won two cases.
Russell was a member of Oakland Hills Country Club and enjoyed vacationing at his second residence in Harbor Springs. An avid Frank Sinatra fan, Russell attended nearly 70 concerts. He also had a passion for fine antiques and decorating. An animal lover, Russell especially loved his dogs.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Russell was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.
Russell is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Adelaide "Tiny" and children, Harley (Shelagh) Luplow, Heidi (David Fahrenbach) Spiegel, and Heather Luplow Hartle. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Heather Spiegel, Harley Jr., Serena and Harrison Luplow, and Sierra Buenrostro, and brother, Don (Shirley) Luplow. Russell is preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Luplow.
Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Ste 304, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 7401 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48211.