Frank LaRussa

January 31, 1923October 2, 2013

Frank LaRussa, 90, of Otego, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.

Frank was born on January 31, 1923 in Brooklyn, the son of the late Stefano and Vincengina (Lombardo) LaRussa. He married Gilda Lanzarone on November 28, 1948. She predeceased him on February 3, 2012.

Frank graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He worked as a salesman for Monroe Business Machines in Binghamton for 37 years. He served his country in the US Marine Corps during WW II.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, the Oneonta Elks BPOE 1312 and was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.

Frank is survived by his two children, Steven LaRussa and his wife, Daisy of Otego and Mary Jo Wyman and her husband, Roger of Oneonta; his four grandchildren, Ross and Garret Wyman of Oneonta, Mary LaRussa of Florida, and Ashlie Blake of Unionville; his sisters, Rita Kwiatkowski, Rose Ecklund and Mary Schnell.

Besides his wife and parents, Frank was predeceased by his daughter, Joanne in 1966 and his brother, Salvatore LaRussa.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta with Rev. Scott VanDerveer, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

His family will receive friends on Monday, October 7, 2013 from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Otego Fire Department, Otego, NY 13825.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Richard Eklund

October 10, 2013

Rest in Peace Uncle Frank, you will be missed.

Daniel Gorsch

October 8, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathy,I will always have fond memories of Frank going way back to when I was a child.

Arthur Weed

October 4, 2013

I met your dad many years ago when I was working at Mirabito's in Sidney. He ushered the company into the computer age and knew all about the machines that he sold as well as the accounting involved in a business. He even taught my wife to operate a Book Keeping machine in the Norwich office. Whenever he would come into the office the fun would begin. The banter that went on between Tom & Soddy Mirabito and Frank was incredible. I always enjoyed seeing him. Rest in peace Frank.