Russell Jerome Beirich, age 79, passed away January 29, 2013 in Sun City West, Arizona. Russell was born October 10, 1933 in Colby, Kansas to Joseph Beirich and Anna Mae Burns Beirich. He served in the U.S. Army later completed his education with a masters in Accounting. He worked as a CPA in Rancho Mirage and served as a city councilman in Palm Springs and later as Mayor of Palm Springs. He is survived by his wife Evelyn of Wickenburg, AZ and son Derek and daughter Heidi of Alabama. Family services will be held at a later date.