Ralph Russo

Ralph A. Russo

Tuesday, July 10th, 1917 - Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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Ralph A. Russo, 102, of New Castle passed away the morning of April 2, 2020 at Rhodes Estates.

Born on July 10, 1917 in New Castle he was the son of the late Nicola and Christina Cenname Russo.

Ralph is survived by his beloved wife of seventy-five years the former, Marietta P. Strizzi. They were married March 22, 1945.

Ralph had worked for Mesta Machine as a brick mason and later as a supervisor.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Camillus Site.

Ralph had served his country as a member of the United States Army. He was part of D-Day and was the second wave that invaded Omaha Beach at Normandy. Ralph was awarded many medals including the Purple Heart and the French Legion Medal of Honor.

Ralph enjoyed hunting and taking trips out West. Over the years, he loved attending many of the Neshannock football games. Ralph always took great pride in cutting and maintaining his lawn. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Ralph’s greatest joy was the pride and admonition he had for his family.

In addition to his wife Ralph is survived by his daughter, Judy (Tim) Doutt of Norton, Ohio, his sister, Genevieve (Vince) DeStefano of New Castle, his daughter-in-law, Mary Beth, five grandchildren, Craig and wife Megan, Graham and wife Lindsey, Scott and wife Roseann, Nina and husband Shawn, Bryan and wife Kristen, ten great-grandchildren, Grant, Lucas, Spencer, Frankie, Maree, Torri, Natalie, Nathan, Ralph and Christopher.

In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Ronald, three brothers, Andy, Ameilio and Nick Russo and two infant sisters.

There is no visitation. A private service will be held for the family.

Burial will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
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Lori Strizzi Muchlada

Posted at 01:37pm
What a special person "Nino" was . . . and will ALWAYS be in our hearts and memories!! I recall when I was younger, he was so sweet to me and a bit of a "jokester" . . . he made us laugh and smile, and he was always smiling and willing to do anything for his family. He sure did leave a legacy of wonderful families that I am proud to be related. I send sincerest condolences to Judy and Tim, and all the special relatives we dearly love! He has ascended to heaven with my dad, Ennio, -- both such strong and determined men. No challenge was too big for them, and now having burial on the same day! Quite a coincidence, and a comfort, too! God Bless Him! He will never be forgotten!! Rest in peace!

Mary Trimble

Posted at 12:35pm
Craig, Megan and Grant, This was a beautiful tribute to your grandpa. He lived a life of love and service. We will be praying that your family can find peace and comfort in the coming days as you reflect on the many memories that you have shared with him. Matthew 5.4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Love and Blessings, Nate, Mary and Solly

Anthony Geramita

Posted at 06:39pm
Craig I’m so sorry . He was a man among men, you don’t forget individuals like him when you meet them.

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