OBITUARY

Russell "Otto" George Pipo

March 10, 1946February 26, 2018
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Russell George Pipo, age 71 passed away on Monday February 26, 2018. Russell was born March 10, 1946 in Passaic, New Jersey. Russell is survived by his wife, Catherine and son Bradley Pipo. A Visitation for Russell will be held Monday, March 5, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home, 1525 East Saginaw, Fresno, CA 93704. A Funeral Service will occur Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home, Chapel, 1525 East Saginaw Way, Fresno, California 93704.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.whitehurstsullivan.com for the Pipo family.

  • FAMILY

  • Catherine Pipo, Wife
  • Bradley Pipo, Son
  • And family.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Russell "Otto" George Pipo

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Judi & Louis Hart

March 28, 2018

We were very saddened to hear of Russ's passing. I always enjoyed hearing his stories during
the time he worked with us and sharing memories of NJ. Sending strength and encouragement
to Cathy, Bradley and your family during this difficult time. Russ will always be smiling and
watching over you.

Steve Burchesky

March 7, 2018

Patricia Berard

March 6, 2018

Cathie; I am so glad that Bob and I came out to visit two years ago and got to spend much time with you and Russ. I also remember your wedding day, such a wonderful day. Please know we are praying for you. Love Tricia

Bob & Barbara rusignuolo

March 6, 2018

Heaven just became a better place.

Karen Powell (Huffman)

March 6, 2018

My deepest condolences. A beautiful soul has ascended to heaven.

Becky Seay

March 5, 2018

Becky Seay

March 5, 2018

Carole Burchesky Starr

March 5, 2018

Hugger, Carole Burchesky (Starr) here. I am so so very sorry to hear. I will never forget memories such as "Bozo Blow the Glow Ball Round the Bottle!" Game! (Which I think Russ invented?) Tubing down...the Red? River? Praying that happy memories fill your heart, that grief does not tear you apart from gratitude for a life well lived. All my love, Carole

Coach Don Calitri’s

March 4, 2018

To the family I offer my sympathy. To all his friends we will miss his smile and kindness. I was Russ’s swimming coach at Union College. Those were his days of hard work on the team and being apart of the success with his friends. He would do anything for his friends- some good and some bad. Did not matter he supported them in thick and thin. His devotion to friends made all of us do a better job because he touched our souls.

Rich Madison

March 4, 2018

Sometimes in life you come across people who make memories. Russ was one of those people. Even though I left Fresno over 30 years ago and didn’t have any contact with him since, I have memories that will last a lifetime because of Russ. Whether it was tubing down the river or staying up all night roasting the pig for the annual “pig push”, Russ was usually the instigator. Thank you for those special memories. May you Rest In Peace.

Biography

Russell George Pipo, age 71 passed away on Monday February 26, 2018.
Russell was born March 10, 1946 in Passaic, New Jersey.
Russell is survived by his wife, Catherine and son Bradley Pipo.


A Visitation for Russell will be held Monday, March 5, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home, 1525 East Saginaw, Fresno, CA 93704. A Funeral Service will occur Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home, Chapel, 1525 East Saginaw Way, Fresno, California 93704.