Samuel P. "Phil" Russo, 61, of Lyndonville, NY, died suddenly on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. Born on October 13, 1951, in Medina, NY, he was the son of the late Samuel J. and Katie (Williams) Russo.
Phil graduated from Albion High School in 1970, in that same year he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, during the Vietnam War. On returning home he worked various jobs, including refinishing furniture and setting curbs. He married the former Rosanne Heminway on August 16, 1996. Phil enjoyed playing cards, especially poker.
Phil is predeceased by a sister, Annie; and two brothers, Sam and Tommy. He is survived by his wife, Rosanne Russo; eight daughters, Melissa (Chris) Steiner and Deanna (Josh) Flannigan, all of Middleport, Amy Mauragis of Lockport, Jill (Scott) Watkins of Middleport, Krista Travis of Lyndonville, Elly (Scott) Schaffer of Rochester, Megan (Kevin) McMullen of Albion and Desiree Bailey of Lyndonville. Also, 18 grandchildren; and a sister, Linda Russo of Albion; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in Phil's name to Hospice of Orleans Co., P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411. Arrangements were made through the Bates & Tuttle Funeral Home, Medina and Lyndonville.
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