Passed away peacefully on May 14, 2023 at the age of 80. He was born August 8, 1942 to Phillip and Grace (Vitale) Russo in Palermo, Sicily, both whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Jane (Hrovat), and her parents Frank and Dolores (Strey) Hrovat.
John’s family immigrated to the United States in 1948 and they put down roots in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After marrying, raising a family, and long-time employment with the Falk Corporation in Southeastern Wisconsin, John and Jane enjoyed their retirement years living the life of leisure in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.
He is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Phil) Doney and their children Nicholas and Robyn; and by his son, Bryon (Angie) and their daughters, Lauren (Matt Nowak) and Sara. He is further survived by many, many dear family and friends.
A celebration of John’s life will be held Thursday, June 8th at 5:30pm at Aud Mar Banquet Hall, S79W15851 Aud Mar Drive, Muskego, Wisconsin, 53150. A time of remembrance and sharing is planned for 7:00pm.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring staff with Aurora at Home Hospice for their expeditious guidance and comforting support in his last days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in John’s name to the charity of your choice.