A Celebration of the Life of Russell C. Kissick

Friends of downtown Plano, The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation and The Interurban Railway Museum are invited to a reception celebrating the late Russell C. Kissick, co-director and co-founder of the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation. Russ passed away on June 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pamela, and his son, Craig. Pam is a resident of Plano, and Craig lives in Dallas.

Russ was one of three co-founders of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. The Conservancy worked on many worthy projects in the field of historic preservation, focused on Plano’s early history and development.

Russ served on the Board of Directors of The Plano Conservancy the entire time of his tenure with the organization. Although Plano Parks and Recreation owns the Interurban Railway Museum, the staff of The Plano Conservancy provides the programming and oversight of the facility. Russ also served on the city’s Heritage Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission.

Russ Kissick (top row, third from left) with members of The Plano Conservancy and The Interurban Railway Museum staff // photo courtesy The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation

“Russ will be remembered always for his kindness, his generosity, his love of the young visitors to the museum. He was a man of integrity and a wonderful role model to all,” remarked Maggie Sprague, a co-founder and previous co-director of the Plano Conservancy.

The reception honoring Russ will be held at The Interurban Railway Museum on Friday, July 28 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by emailing

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