RUSSO, Jeffrey Paul, 47 of Tampa, passed away peacefully October 11, 2013. Jeff lived in Tampa all of his life. He went to St. Joseph's School and graduated from Jesuit High School in 1984, with honors. He attended Hillsborough Community College and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts. He then attended Tampa Technical Art Institute where he received a degree in Graphic Arts and Design. Jeff designed the sport logo for Yale University of which he was very proud. He returned to Tampa and continued his work here. He especially enjoyed family gatherings and being with his three young nephews, Dillon, Matthew, and Zachary Russo. He had a deep Christian faith. Jeff is survived by his parents, Jack and Shirley Russo; and brothers, Louis Russo (Angela), David Russo (Julie); nephews, Dillon, Matthew, Zachary; aunts, Laura Jones (Jerry) and Violet Sansom; cousins, Damon and Jason Jones, Paul and Jacqueline Russo, David and Mike Rhodes and Susan Twiggs; and many other family and friends. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa. A visitation will be held between 2:00-3:00 p.m. A graveside committal service at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park will be held immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society in care of Christ The King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, 33609.
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Published in TBO.com on Oct. 14, 2013