Obituary for Paul Russo
Paul A. Russo, 73, of Yorktown Heights, NY passed away on January, 30, 2018 from complications from lung cancer cancer treatment. He was preceded in death by his mother Angela (Benedetto) Russo in 1972 and his father Paul A. Russo in 1974.
Paul is survived by his wife of 45 years Adriane (Pitz), sister Phyllis Russo and brother Michael Russo, daughter Lisa Bonura (Stephen), son Christopher Russo (Ria Calong-Russo), son Paul Russo (Melissa O’Sullivan) and grandchildren Joseph, Michael, James, Alex, Nicholas, Kyle, Devon, Jack, Blake and Caleb as well as several nieces and extended family.
Paul was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He served in the United States Army from 1962-1965 and worked as a jewelry expert for some of the world's most prestigious auction houses, spending the majority of his career at Sotheby’s in New York, New York.
He loved movies, music (Elvis and Motown), the outdoors, the New York Yankees and the New York Jets. He went to hundreds of his children's and grandchildren’s sporting events, a mainstay in the stands rooting for everyone.
Visitation will be Monday February 5, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville, New York. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 11:00 am at Holy Innocents Church in Pleasantville, New York.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org, would be appreciated.