Anthony J. Russo, 102, of Niles, went home to be with the Lord peacefully in his sleep at 2:21AM on Tuesday March 16, 2021 at Continuing Health Care at The Ridge.
He was born February 19, 1919 in Niles the son of Sandy and Julia Caroppoli Russo.
His beloved wife Ann L. Salerno Miele whom he married June 29, 1946 preceded him on May 18, 2009.
He was an officer First Class in The United States Navy during World War II. Tony was also a shoemaker and owned and operated Tony’s Shoes on State Route 46 in Mineral Ridge in a building that he built which still stands to this day. He was also a talented artist and notably was included in the group that re-designed the Trumbull County Flag in 2002. He also enjoyed playing the guitar, camping, and dressing “sharp”.
Anthony will be deeply missed by his family; daughter Linda and Carl Dennis Zavar of Michigan, granddaughter Carrie and Patrick Pioch of Michigan, grandson Brad Russo of Niles, and four beautiful great-grandchildren who he loved; Isaac, Oniah, and Paisly Russo and Margot Pioch.
He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter Patricia E. Canan and son-in-law James E. Canan both of Niles.
As requested by the family, there will be no calling hours.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery where Anthony will be honored for his military services by The Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The Joseph Rossi and Son Funeral Home in Niles.
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