Thomas A. Russo
1952-2013 PITTSFIELD Mr. Thomas A. Russo, 60, of Pittsfield, died Wednesday February 20, 2013 at home after a long illness.
Born in Pittsfield on July 14, 1952 the son of Frank A. and Barbara E. Vinette Russo, he was a graduate of Taconic High School.
He was a US Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Scotland. Afterward, he worked as a signalman for Consolidated Rail Corporation (CONRAIL) for many years.
Tom enjoyed playing guitar, cooking, listening to music, collecting gadgets, and creating unusual artwork. He was an outdoorsman and liked to go camping and spend time at Onota Lake. While working for the railroad he enjoyed walking the tracks and driving the high rail truck. Tom will be remembered as a gentle man with a dry sense of humor and a love for creativity. His greatest joy was his daughter, Jayne.
He leaves his daughter, Jayne A. Russo of Lanesborough, and a stepson, Douglas J. White of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Patricia A. Rusan of Amman, Jordan; two brothers, Frank J. Russo and Matthew J. Russo, both of Pittsfield and several nieces and nephews, as well as his his former wife, Holly Dunn Oakley.
He was predeceased by his parents and by his special niece, Kristie Mae Tubbs.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mr. Thomas A. Russo will be Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9 a.m. from the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield MA with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Church celebrated by the Rev. A. Peter Gregory, pastor. Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m.
If friends desire, donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, in his memory.
Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.
Dwyer Funeral Home
776 North Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 23, 2013