Andrea Joseph Russo

September 22, 1946May 9, 2021

Andy Russo September 22, 1946-May 9, 2021 Resident of Pleasanton passed away at 74, after a long battle with Leukemia, in the presence of his family.

Andy was the longtime owner and operator of AJ's Bar in San Jose. He loved people and they loved him. He spent 32 years in the business.

Born to Joseph and Helen Russo in Cleveland Ohio. He attended Ohio State University and spent two years in the army during Vietnam. Andy came to California in 1979 to operate a company that manufactured safety equipment. He fell in love with California and never turned back. The beach and the warm weather were his favorite parts of the west coast. He loved the opportunities here.

Family was his passion. He always made time for everyone. He loved to vacation in Las Vegas and played golf regularly for many years.

He leaves behind his wife of 41 years Susan, the love of his life. He is survived by his son Paul, and daughter-in-law Daisy; Grandchildren James, Ryan and Allison, Sister Diane (Billy) nephew George (Sonia) Damon, Tyson, niece Anita (Brian) Kylie, and Mia. He was predeceased by his mother and father, and sisters Patricia and Josephine. There will be a private service and internment. If desired, friend, you may make a memorial contribution to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


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Gary F

May 20, 2021

Susan & Paul - My heart goes out to you both and everyone else who knew and loved Andy. Andy, was a truly genuine man with such a great and kind heart. I wish you both peace and comfort as you grieve. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.