Anthony Russo
Anthony Russo

Obituary of Anthony C. Russo

Anthony C. “Tote” Russo, 79, of Gerry, NY passed away Sunday (March 21, 2021) in UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident he was born April 22, 1941 in Jamestown, the son of the late John and Christine Russo. Tote was a graduate of Jamestown High School. Prior to retirement in 1996 he was employed for 36 years as a Lieutenant by the Jamestown Fire Department. He was a member of the Jamestown Morton Club. Tote loved his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an avid NASCAR and Buffalo Bills fan. Tote enjoyed fishing and restoring classic cars. Surviving are his wife Alice Anderson Russo; three daughters: Renee (Steve) Tompsett of Falconer, Catherine (David) Rizzo, Toni (Dan) Gage all of Jamestown; a son Nicholas (Nancy) Russo of Jamestown; 12 grandchildren: Gregory (Lisa) Tompsett, Stephanie (Brett) Rhinehart, Michael (KerriAnn) Rizzo, Shaun (Jenna) Rizzo, Ashley (Justin) Freeborough, Nicholas (Jenn) Lind, Jacob Gage, Sara Lind, Daniel Gage, John Russo, Alyssa Russo (Kyle), Jordan Russo; 8 great grandchildren and a brother Matthew Russo. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Sabatini Russo; two sisters: Carmelita Paladino, Josephine Fusco-Hilyer and his extended family Mike and Doris Mangine. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Timothy J. Hoyer pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church will officiate. Friends will be received by the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Due to CDC and NYS Covid 19 regulations face masks will be required and social distancing observed for all services. Memorial contributions may be donated to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750 or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Wednesday
24
March

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
Thursday
25
March

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
Thursday
25
March

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
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