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Mario Russo
1927 - 2020
Mario Russo

Born May 15, 1927 in Seattle, loving father, son and husband, rabid Seattle sports fan, accomplished dancer, amateur bocce champion, builder of the best dams, locks and bridges while working at the Army Corp of Engineers, alumnus of Franklin High School in Seattle and Seattle University, and a McDonald's french fry connoisseur, died on Friday, April 10th, 2020.

He is survived by his 2 sons, Charles of Upper Preston, WA and Mark of the University District, Seattle, WA and daughter, Samantha.

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We are so sad to hear of Marios passing. He was a wonderful cousin and Godfather to Alexis. Mario was a very generous and loving person. We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers. He is in Heaven enjoying amazing meals with his Mother Giovanina and his aunties!
Ben and Karen Riva
May 21, 2020
May 19,2020

I send my deepest sympathy to Mario's family. I am keeping you in my prayers.
I worked with Mario many years in Structural Design at the Army Corps of Engineers. I did his drafting into the Cadd for him in our section. The details that he gave me were beautiful and more detailed than the ones that I received from anyone else's. He was a good engineer. I enjoyed talking sports with him and enjoyed his sense of humor.

My brother-in-law Thomas King was Mario's doctor for many years. He also sends his condolences. He really liked Mario also.

Take care,
Linda Tokunaga
May 19, 2020
Mario bless his heart ❤ was always a pleasure to work with at the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. I remember him for his smile and always a credit to his hard working service. Heaven has certainly gained an Angel. My condolences to his family and friends.
Brenda Moriarty
May 14, 2020
May your grief be tempered with found memories of this kind and peaceful man.
He was totally expert and comfortable in his profession. An unshakeable smile and a gift to us co-workers and friends.
John Zabukovec
April 28, 2020
Mario was definitely one of the nicest guys I had the the privilege of knowing at the Corps of Engineers. Always the professional and top notch engineer. My deepest condolences to his family on their loss, but Heavens gain.
Dan Harvey
April 27, 2020
I extend my deepest sympathy to Mario's family at his passing. We worked together in the design of many water resource projects for close to 30 years at the Seattle District, Army Corps of Engineers. Mario was always a fun and friendly person to be around, a true professional in every sense of the word. I know he will be missed but take comfort in knowing he enjoyed a full and successful life.
Jim Lencioni
April 26, 2020
Mario was, indeed, a bocce champion. He always wanted the last crucial shot and usually made it. "You got Mario'ed!" That is what he was known for at the Woodland Park Bocce Club, where he will always be remembered with respect and fondness.
Bob Sheffels
April 26, 2020
I knew Mario through bocce both as a competitor and a teammate. In 2012 Mario, my son Nic, Lisa Lamp and myself finished third at the Clem Elum/Yakima Lodge Sons of Italy combine bocce tournament.
The team photo and the medal are my favorite items.
Lenny Folino
April 26, 2020
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