RUSSO, Frank 82, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 1, 1930 at Trelles Clinic in Ybor City to Rosario and Domenica Russo. He was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Vincent Russo. Frank worked at Schlitz Brewery, Pabst and now Yuengling until his retirement in 1987. After his retirement Frank was actively involved with his son at Hometown News and Cigars. He was a mason and a member of Universal Lodge #178, F & AM. Frank loved and lived for his family - he was a wonderful loving husband, exceptional father and grandfather and uncle. Frank leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Violet (Guastella) Russo; his son, R. Frank Russo; his daughter, Rosaree Skidmore (Pat); two grandsons that he adored, Patrick II and Andrew; his brother-in-law, John Guastella (Cam); sister-in-law, Grace Guastella; several loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving family members and friends. A special thanks to Sheriff David Gee, and all of his friends at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office for all their years of caring and special friendship. Masonic Funeral Services will be held on Thursday morning, November 15, at 11 o'clock from the chapel of JGR Funeral Home, 6718 N. Armenia Ave., with entombment to follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Pallbearers include: Patrick Skidmore, II, Andrew Skidmore, Henry McGrew, Lawrence Guastella, Terry Russo, Craig D'Amico, John Guastella, Louis DePhillips, and Wendell Collier. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, November 14, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Please send online condolences to: www.jgrfuneralhome.com .
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Published in TBO.com on Nov. 11, 2012