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Russell "Russ" Benedict is the maternal uncle of Claudia Kishi. He married Rioko Kishi's sister Peaches Benedict. Russ is the father of Lynn Benedict.

Appearance[]

Russ is Caucasian with bright red hair, freckles, and a friendly grin.

Biography[]

Russ met Peaches in college where he was a student librarian. After Peaches and her friend had a fight, he asked her out to coffee to help her out, mentioned in Claudia and the Friendship Feud.

He used to lived in Stoneybrook until Claudia was seven. He would climb trees with her. After a huge storm seven years ago, Russ drove over with a broken ankle in a golf cart to make sure that Mimi Yamamoto was okay. He moved back with his wife in Claudia and Crazy Peaches. Russ was very upset over the miscarriage. He thinks that they might have to wait awhile before trying to have another baby.

In Claudia and the Terrible Truth he and his wife go on their first trip together since having their daughter. They go to a classy resort about an hour and half away.

Russ's grandparents came from Ireland. He has family that comes to Thanksgiving with him and Peaches in Claudia and the First Thanksgiving.

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