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Walter J. Russo

Palm Springs, California

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Walter Russo was born July 31, 1956 in Milan, Italy. He passed on June 19, 2010 due to complications related to a diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer eight months prior. Walter was adopted from an Italian orphanage by Broadway actress Camilla Ashland Russo and Broadway director and producer James...

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Thank you Walter for your friendship the past two years. Your help in our search for a home in the desert made us realize how lucky we were to have you in our lives. Our times together were always filled with humor and good laughs. We will always remember your "3 Italian Food Groups: Sausage, Wine and Bread". May God now grant you the peace and eternal happiness you richly deserve. God Bless You.

Dearest Walter

In such a brief span of time,
13 months is precise,
The time spent with you will have to suffice.

Our lives were enriched,
You became family and friend.

And as we all know,
This shall not be the end.

Cuzz it's a good life in Heaven,
Where we'll see you again.

So, shake those martinis,
Cook up a storm,

And promise us Walt,
You'll keep the food warm.

There will never be...

Walter, may You rest in peace, we will miss You !

We were lucky to have Walter as a member of the family. We remember the times he came with Muriel to visit us in Belgium as it was yesterday. He was a very nice person always quick with a warm smile and happy heart. We enjoyed his presence, his humor, his love for Italian food and his way of entertaining people. That’s what made him so special.
We will miss you Walter.
Reposa in pace il mio care amico.

Dearest Walter

In such a brief span of time,
Four months is precise,
The time spent with you will have to suffice.

Our lives were enriched,
You became family and friend.

And as we all know,
This shall not be the end.

Cuzz it's a good life in Heaven,
Where we'll see you again.

So, shake those martinis,
Cook up a storm,

And promise us, Walt,
You'll keep the food warm.

All our love as...

To Walter's family: I didn't know Walter for very long but found him to be a most upbeat and sweet man. He helped us with the Duroville Food Program through Sacred Heart Church, and I visited him in the hospital as well as talking to him on the phone. I went to see him again, and they couldn't find him. So...I lost track of him but always remembered him giving me encouraging words - when he was the one in the hospital bed - remarkable man! God bless you, Walter, and rest in God's peace.

Our Dear Walter,
After 28 years of friendship we look back on so many wonderful memories.
The Palm Desert Community Theatre memories are some of the most treasured. Closing night cast parties were always the highlight of every theatre season and productions themselves!
Your love of theatre was a gift you gave to all of us who worked with you. Your enthusiasm knew no bounds whether you were directing, designing a set, or driving our big old truck to the next show.
We...

Walter, I'll never forget our times together in the desert, especially in the 80's and 90's. I won't forget your charm, charisma, sense of humour--and the bold laughter that ensued whenever we got together. I won't forget the way that you faced the possibility of death with a smile and optimism, and an encouraging word to those around you. None of us will. Rest in peace my friend--until we meet again...