Steven Carmelo Russo

March 11, 1959October 7, 2012

Steven C. Russo, age 53, an 8-year resident of Golden Valley, Ariz., died Sunday, October 7,2012, in Golden Valley. Steven was born March 11, 1959, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. Russo was a veteran and had served with the United States Navy. His vocation was as an IWX Truck Driver. Steve passed from this life with his significant other, Wendy Robinson. He is survived by his son, Steven Russo of Bullhead City, Ariz., parents, Santo and Madeline Russo of Naples, Fla., brother Michael (Karen) Russo of Sagamore, Beach, Mass., sister Rosemarie Russo, of Helendale, Calif., five nephews, Michael Russo, Damian and Darrien La Valle, Ryan and Devin Doughty; two nieces, Rebecca and Rachel Russo; in-laws, Rafaela Giles, Janice and Mark Benquechea, Diane and Ralph Clower, Alfonso Luna; mother-in-law Doris Paredes; his ex-wife and best friend, Roxanne Luna; and the children of Wendy Robinson, Alexandra Tisdale and Ben Robinson. A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012, at Dimond & Sons Silver Bell Chapel, 2620 Silver Creek Road, Bullhead City, Ariz. with a funeral service to follow at 5:00 p.m.


  • Visitation Friday, October 12, 2012
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April 12, 2013

Just heard from a friend of Steve's passing, I served with him aboard the USS Vancouver and spent many a night on watch with him. He's was always a funny and nice guy and I was glad to have known him.

Michael Papworth

Liz Baker

November 26, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Steven and his friend. My husband served onboard the Vancouver about the same time.

Charles Fusco

November 21, 2012

Dear Santo, Madeline, Michael & Rosemarie, I am so sorry to hear about Stephen. I was shaken by the news. You have my deepest sympathy. I will always remember the fun we all had spending those few weeks in the summer together in Jersey and the time I came out to Brentwood for a visit. While i haven't seen Stephen in some time, the few times we spoke on the phone I could tell he grew up to be a very good and decent man. I will miss him very much. Cousin Charles.

Rob Semple

November 9, 2012

Hey Steven, I was so sorry to hear what happened. It always added a little bit of excitement knowing you were coming around, and I'll miss that. We had a lot of good times together, and while that may be all you can really ask for, I wish there were more. I have my own "slice of baloney" now, and we could've compared them. See, you even made balding fun! Thank you for treating me like a member of the family, and thank you for your easy-going ways. I won't forget you, Steven. To Michael, young Steven, and the family in its entirety, hang in there, and I hope your grieving passes quickly. I wish you all the best.

Rob Semple

Karen Russo

October 30, 2012

To my favorite brother in law! I am heartbroken that you are gone. Your brother had many more trips planned and many more memories that should have been shared. It was way too soon to say good bye!

You always lit up a room with your smile. You brought so much joy and laughter to everyone you met. I will remember the fun times that we shared and the belly-laughing moments you created with the kids, and all of us. Your hilarious life stories will be re-told by many friends and family.

I look at the picture on the refrigerator every day! Your hands are up in the air giving the peace sign. You are grinning from ear to ear just loving life. I am deeply saddened that you are gone but I look at the picture and it makes me smile. I loved you for living life to the fullest. I know you would want us to do the same. You will be forever remembered and celebrated.

Carlous and Gloria Hartford

October 16, 2012

Dear Santo and Madeline,So sorry to hear of Stevens passing,our deepest sympathy to all of your family.God Bless you all.You are in our prayers and thoughts.Take care of yourselves and if we can do anything for you please let us know..

Ryan Doughty

October 15, 2012

Uncle Steve your life is one that should be celebrated. You always lived life with the biggest smile and I cherished the times I spent with you. I will never forget the Ozzy show we went to and your love for ROCK AND ROLL. I know you will always be watching over us and your soul will live on and one day we will see each other again. I will never forget you Uncle Steve.

Alexie Alvarado

October 14, 2012

To Mike and family didn't have the privilege to meet Steve but I'm very sure that if he's anything like you, heaven has a great one! It's a sad time on this side but on the other side there's nothing but rejoicing,laughing, dancing!(Psalm 16:11) No pain there no darkness just joy unspeakable and full of glory! May these words comfort you and your entire family, Love you Man be strong in him and allow The Lord's love to heal all wounds. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted....a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance...."

guy reed

October 14, 2012

bubba army will allways live in my heart..may you rest in peace.will miss seeing you at the yard(iwx)and our fun conversations.

Theresa Keefe

October 14, 2012

My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all. You all hold a special place in my heart.