Joseph Carl Russo
November 13, 1958 – August 19, 2019
Joseph “Joe/Joey” Russo passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 19, 2019, at his home at the age of 60.
Joe was born in Pittsburgh, California on November 13, 1958, to Joseph and Joanna Russo. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1976. Joe is survived by his mother, Joanna Russo of Bethel Island; two children, Nicole Russo of Antioch, and Brian Russo of Minnesota (daughter-in‐law Shannon and granddaughter Gina); three brothers, Chuck Russo of Knightsen, Steve Russo of Florida (sister‐in‐law Bertie) and David Russo of Bethel Island; long‐time companion, Kathy Henriques of Concord; and many nieces and nephews. Joe is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Russo of Bethel Island.
Joe was an accomplished tractor driver and “burn pile supervisor” (family joke) at Russo’s Marina, where he dedicated himself to the family business for over 45 years. Joe was a witty, happy‐go‐lucky man with a great sense of humor. Joe’s family, friends and Russo’s Marina customers fondly remember his big smile, kind words and humorous “Joeyisms.” During his free time, Joe enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching San Francisco 49er games, traveling near and far with Kathy, and sharing stories about their adventures.
A celebration of Joe’s life is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Russo’s Marina in the campground area at 3995 Willow Road, Bethel Island. All are welcome to attend and celebrate with the Russo family. (Please RSVP to 925.684.2024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.) In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675‐8516.
Celebration of Life
3995 Willow Road
Joseph Carl Russo
September 7, 2019
As a customer of Russo Marina for over 25 years, Joe was a welcoming face and a constant supporter and optimist when it came to boating challenges. He always had a smile on his face and was more than happy to go the extra mile whenever needed. He will be missed and remembered fondly.
To his family and friends, day by day, may the light of his memories heal your hearts and bring you peace. We will not be able to attend his celebration of life, however will be thinking of you all!
Mike and Theresa Strickland Family
Terrie & George Baker
August 29, 2019
Joe and Kathy are our best friends. Joe would chat in the morning with George... “hey George, how ya doin”, it’s going to be a wonderful day” 😊 We danced at wine festivals, attended October fest, or searched for new exciting restaurants! Joe loved good food ! Especially bacon and eggs in the morning. We will miss you my friend!! 😢 Until we meet again.. sleep with the Angels 🙏