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Anthony M Russo

February 18, 1946 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Anthony Russo Obituary

Anthony M. Russo, age 77, went home to be with the Lord on December 28, 2023. He was born in Canton, Ohio, on February 18, 1946 to the late Anthony & Adeline Russo. He graduated from Glenwood High School & was a U.S. Army Veteran Spec. 5th Class & chaplain’s assistant. He retired from Republic Steel after 33 years of service. Tony loved the Lord & was one of the original members of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. He was also among the first students to ever attend St. Michael’s Catholic School. He was a kind & caring husband, father, grandfather & brother. He always put others first and his family meant everything to him. Tony enjoyed gardening and volunteering to raise money for the needy through the recycling program at St. Michael’s Church. Tony was also a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, St. Michael’s Council #15458. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Dr. Gabriel Russo, brothers, John & Leo Russo, brother-in-law, John Gabl, & sister Faith (Larry) Wackerly. He is survived by his loving wife, Esther Russo; daughter, Angelica (Bill) King, daughter-in-law, Katie Russo; sons, James Russo, Christopher (Sara) Russo; grandchildren: Isaac & Vanessa King, Maxim & Gabriella Russo, Benjamin & Aviana Russo; sisters, Angela (Michael) Chapanar, Mary Gabl, several nieces, nephews & many relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 12, 2024, at 10:00 am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Fr. Connor Hetzel as celebrant. Entombment with Military Honors will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call one hour, 9:00 am, prior to the Mass at the church.  Tony will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace in paradise. “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a Catholic Charity. The Wackerly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Personal condolences are invited on line at: www.wackerlyfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 12, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church
3430 St. Michael Blvd.
Canton, OH 44718

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
January 12, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church
3430 St. Michael Blvd.
Canton, OH 44718

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