Ronald Robert Russo

Ronald Robert Russo, 62, of Clifford Twp., died Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. He was the husband of Anne Colburn.

Born in Carbondale, son of the late Leo and Gladys Gilman Russo, he was a member of the Catholic faith. He was a graduate of West Haven High School and the University of New Haven, both in West Haven, Conn. Before his illness, he was employed at Russo's Pizzeria, Forest City. He previously worked at Seaside Pizza, West Haven, Azek Trimboards, Scranton, and Dominick's Pizza, Carbondale. He had a great love for his cats.

Also surviving are a brother, Edward Russo and wife, Lisa, Carbondale; a sister, Kathy Russo; several nieces and nephews, and several cousins, especially Russell ManFredi.

He was also preceded in death by a grandmother, Josephine Russo, with whom he was especially close.

The funeral will be Friday with a blessing service at 4 p.m. in the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home Inc., 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale. As per his request, cremation will follow.

Friends may call Friday from 2 until service time. Online condolences may be sent at www.brennanfuneral homes.com

Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 6, 2014