Phillip 'Russ''s Story
Phillip 'Russ' Rizzo, age 83, of North Tonawanda, April 29, 2017. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Keane) Rizzo; devoted father of Joe (Valerie) Rizzo, Anne (Craig) Hering, Holly (Mike) McGinnis and Shari (Joe) Vitro; cherished 'Papa' of grandchildren, Russell and Jocelyn, Emily and Joey, Colin and Connor, Christian and Lizzy (Steven) and great-granddaughters, Isla Belle and Lilly. Also survived by nephews, Mark (Kathy) Jaccarino, Tom (Cindy) Jaccarino and Louis Rizzo; niece, Pamela (Rizzo) Tylee; and great-nephews and niece.
Throughout his career, Russ was co-owner of Rizzo and Ricotta Office Products, a North Tonawanda Alderman and a Niagara County Legislator.
Friends and family welcome at Wattengel Funeral Home on Meadow Drive in North Tonawanda on Friday, May 5th from 2-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, May 6th at St. Jude the Apostle Parish in North Tonawanda. In lieu of flowers, donations to Niagara Hospice graciously appreciated.
Complete obituary listed at Wattengel.com.
Published on May 2, 2017