Russell Scianna

  • "Its so hard to believe that it's been 6 years. How can it..."
    - Amber
  • "Not a minute in a day goes by that lately I don't get..."
    - Alanna Scianna
  • "You are with me daily, my beloved little brother. Even..."
  • "Alanna and I miss you so very much . The kids talk about..."
    - Amber SciannaWilliams
  • "Missing you so much. Alanna and I keep your spirit alive..."
    - Amber Scianna Williams

Anchorage resident Russell Scianna, 59, died March 23, 2011, while on vacation in Las Vegas, Nev.

A public celebration of life will be held May 27, 2011, at City Church in Anchorage, with a motorcycle rally afterward. Details including start time will be announced by early May. Rusty will be laid to rest in California next to his father in the Scianna family plot.

Mr. Scianna was born May 27, 1951, to Roy and Wyomma Scianna in Goshen, Ind.

Russell graduated from Charter Oak High School in Covina, Calif.

He learned the trade of electrical work after high school.

He continued his passion in Hawaii, where he married his former wife, Katherine, in 1977. His two daughters were born in 1978.

In 1983, to further his career and opportunities for his young family, he made the move to Alaska. He made many friends and developed his trade into a business through his fun-loving and giving personality.

He loved and showed passion for his family, his trade, Alaska, his beloved pet Sadie, his motorcycles, riding and his friends. Russell was known to make everyone laugh. He loved to give and help anyone out whether asked for it or not.

He will be loved, honored, respected, missed and survived by his eldest daughter and caregiver in his later years, Amber Scianna-Williams and her husband, Russell's son-in law Angel Williams; grandson, Jaden Williams; his youngest daughter, Alanna Scianna; former wife, Katherine Jones; eldest brother, Paolo Scianna; sisters, Sharae Shank and Giovanina Giaccarini; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

He was looking forward to the birth of his second grandson, Jaxon Russell Williams.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that any donations please be made to Russ's Trike recovery fund through Alaska USA under Amber Scianna-Williams' name.

"Never ride faster then your guardian angel can fly."

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2011