Tobia "Toby" Gerard Russo

November 2, 1969June 16, 2018

Tobia Gerard Russo, “Toby” 48, of Nutley passed away on Saturday, June 16th at his home in Nutley. He was born in Montclair, lived in Belleville for many years before moving to Nutley 20 years ago. He worked as a frame supervisor for 30 years for Verizon in Nutley, Rutherford and Jersey City. Tobia was a member of the Nutley Unico and UGHA Doo Wop Group. Funeral services will be conducted by Zarro Funeral Home, (, 145 Harrison St., Bloomfield. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 24th, 2018 from 2-6 pm. and on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 9am followed by a mass at 10:30am at St. Lucy’s RC Church, 118 7th Avenue,Newark, NJ. The burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, N. Arlington, NJ. Tobia (aka Toby) is survived by his wife, Rae Lyn (nee Ciccone) and his son, Gerard Russo; parents, Maria Ann (nee La Sardo) Russo and Toby Russo Jr.; brother, Michael Russo and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to the family in his memory.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 24, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 25, 2018

Tobia "Toby" Gerard Russo

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Richard Mondacci

June 24, 2018

Please except my deepest condolences for your loss. Toby was a great person and I will always remember the good times we shared.

Cos & Marie Negri

June 23, 2018

Toby, Marie and I extend to you, Marie Ann, and to your entire Family our deepest and most Heart felt sympathies and condolences. The Russo Family is in our hearts, thoughts and prayers every day. Toby, my Brother, Tobia is in Jesus's hands now. We know that he will welcome and embrace Tobia and lead him to eternal life in paradise.

Maria Santa

June 22, 2018

Such a great guy and a Beautiful person. This news of His passing is so shocking and sad, words cannot express the sorrow I have for the Family. My thoughts and prayers are for the Russo Family.

Tom Krambach

June 20, 2018

My good friend Toby... Maybe I'll just call you music Man... Your soul resignated a plethora of musical knowledge... I'd flip a pizza with you anytime. Till we meet again old friend.. love you my brother from another mother

Jusella Bella

June 20, 2018

So Saddened to hear of his passing..gonna miss all his FB post and nostalgic pictures he shared and current pictures of him and his beautiful son and private messages, sharing old stories about him and Carlo Bellario and how much he missed the old days hanging with The Guys and simply having loads of fun.... Sorry we never had a chance to meet up (as you asked us to many times and unfortunately life got in the way) I pray your Resting in Peace and left this world knowing you were loved by so many people. God Bless your family and give them all the strength and support nthey need to help them during this extremely difficult time.

Bonnie Auriemma

June 19, 2018

Toby I will always remember all the great times we all had together made me laugh and especially when u called me “Bonnnn- Oooooch ” ..... I will always cherish every memory .....Until we meet again my good friend ... 😘 I love you !!! Prayers to the Russo family.....🙏🙏🙏

Alison Devine

June 19, 2018

Until we meet again old friend may god hold you in the palm of his hand . Always in our hearts and prayers . My deepest sympathy to the Russo family

Jana Robertson

June 19, 2018

The world lost a true gentleman. Toby you gave such amazing memories, you will never be forgotten. Untill we meet again my friend , I will always love you.
My deepest sympathy to the Russo family you are all in my thoughts and prayers.