Family-Placed Death Notice
CIOFFI, Russ DR. RUSS CIOFFI Russ (Cyrus Michael) Cioffi, M.D. beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Hospice Atlanta Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Russ was born September 13, 1942 in Flushing, New York and moved to Augusta, Georgia in 1971 to serve in the U.S. Army as a physician at Fort Gordon during the Vietnam era. He was honorably discharged from the Army with a rank of Major. Russ attended Mount St. Mary's College in Emmetsburg, Maryland and was admitted to State University of New York Downstate Medical School after only three years of college. He graduated from medical school in 1967 and completed his internship in internal medicine and residency in Radiology at St. Vincent's Medical Center in New York City. After his service in the Army, Russ completed a post-doctoral fellowship in interventional radiology at the Emory Clinic and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Russ joined Diagnostic Imaging Specialists radiology practice at Georgia Baptist Hospital in 1975. After a career of 25 years he retired from his practice but continued to work on a part-time basis at Newton General Hospital. After seven years at Newton, he fully retired in order to enjoy spending more time at the beach with his family. Russ is preceded in death by his parents Dr. Pasquale and Helen Demshock Cioffi and his father-in-law Howard Dill. He is survived by his wife Carol Dill Cioffi (Atlanta and Waycross, GA), children Jim Cioffi (Catonsville, MD) and Tara Cioffi Renault and son-in-law Marc (Carlisle, PA), five grandchildren Wyatt, Garrett, and Mariella Cioffi and Olivia and Atticus Renault, sister Marianne Siegal (Casey Key, FL), nephew Fred Bollaci (Boca Raton, FL), and mother-in-law Carolyn Dill (Waycross). He was a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Russ was also an avid gardener, beachcomber, golfer and loyal Georgia Bulldog fan. A memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 27 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. A visitation in Waycross is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, March 1 at Miles-Odum Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at noon in Oakland Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to make contributions in Russ's in memory to Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Hospice Atlanta or a
. Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com. Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 26, 2013