Richard Russo |

Richard Russo

Services for Richard Russo of Lincoln will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Mr. Russo died Sunday, July 18, at home. He was 67.

He was born in upstate New York, to Vincenzio and Mary (Feneck) Russo, the youngest of nine children. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. He was a firefighter, retiring from the City of San Francisco – Engine 24. He later served on the Board of Directors for Watt Park Fire District for a number of years. He enjoyed several activities with his family, including playing goalie on the family soccer team, house boating and traveling with his wife.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty; children, Lori and David; sisters Josephine, Fortuna, Margaret; brother, Vincent; grandchildren Anthony, Jordan, Jesse, Christopher and Kaydee; great-grandson, Joshua; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 12 Kent Way, Suite 101, Byfield, MA 01922, phone (978) 463-5843, fax (978) 463-5809, (800) 722-HOPE, or e-mail

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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