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Russel Haven of Rest Funeral Home and Cemetery   candle1
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Funeral Home

  • 9000 sq ft Facility
  • Large Chapel with video, sound and live webcasting
  • Warm and inviting foyer with fireplace and seating
  • High ceilings throughout the building                                             
  • Private room for arrangement planning
  • Non-intimidating merchandise room to meet the needs
  • Visitation area that is roomy
  • Modern and clean area for deceased care
  • Lighted parking with handicap spaces


  • Our Crematory is located within the funeral home itself
  • Only funeral home in Clay County with this convenience
  • This allows continuous care of the deceased
  • No transporting to another location for cremation
  • Staff trained in the cremation process
  • Procedures that ensures proper care
  • Guarantees you will be given the proper cremains
  • Family member may view the process


  • Perpetual Care Cemetery/ no annual care fees
  • Allows both upright and flat style monuments
  • Veteran and veteran family section
  • Area for private estate lots and mausoleums
  • Cremation Garden and columbarium
  • Full irrigation and staff care daily
  • Natural and quiet surroundings, no traffic noise



Terrace Room

  • This room is available for families to enjoy a meal
  • Either before a visitation or after a service
  • RHR can cater the event or a family can bring food
  • Has an attached kitchen and table seating for 50

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Gernhard_1Mr. James David Gernhard, 78, passed away Monday, March 8, 2010.  He was born in Norwich, Connecticut on May 20, 1931.  His family describes him as a loving and dedicated father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He faithfully served 24 years until retirement from the United States Navy in 1975 and also retired as a city employee for the Town of Orange Park.  He enjoyed fishing and golf in his spare time. 

He was preceeded in death by his parents, brother jc35geph and sister Susan.  He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joan Gernhard four sons three daughters, fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; his children, jc35geph Gernhard (Deddie), David Gernhard (Ruth), Thomas Gernhard (Abbie), John Gernhard (Nita), Shirley Gernhard, Joyce Gernhard, Judy Gernhard.  He is also survived by his brothers Henry, William, Fred, Richard, Robert, and Daniel Gernhard and sisters Evelyn Trenier and Patricia Coutu. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30am Thursday, March 11, at St. Giles Presbyterian Church with Pastor Troy Lewis officiating.  Viewing and visitation with the family will be from 5-7pm Wednesday March 10, at Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery and Funeral Home, 2315 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  (904)-284-7720.

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Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery
Cremation, & Funeral Home

2335 Sandridge Road
Green Cove Springs, Fl 32043

Phone: (904) 284-7720
Fax: (904) 284-6656

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