Russell Rizzo, 92, of Arnold, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019. He was born May 20, 1927, in Jamestown, NY, to the late Frank and Jennie (Palermo) Rizzo. Loving husband of the late Marian (Longo) Rizzo; beloved father of two sons Samuel & Richard of Arnold, two daughters Judy (Charles) Settle of Lower Burrell, and Margie (Patrick) Murray of Springdale; grandfather of Vincent Rizzo, Tim Settle, Sara (Aaron) Gardone, Jennifer Stiveson (Brian) Hixenbaugh, Ashley Rizzo, and Caroline (Matthew) Stromberg; great grandfather of 11; dear brother of the late Della, Verna, Frances, Paul, Vern, and David. Russell was also preceded in death by a grandson Patrick Murray and a son-in-law Roger Stiveson.
Russell served proudly in the US military as a Marine, after which he worked for Allegheny Ludlum for 40 years. He enjoyed playing the piano, reading, and his grandchildren. In his younger years he enjoyed traveling .
Friends and family will be received from 10 am until the time of a blessing service at 1 pm Tuesday, at RJ SLATER IV FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 1000 Freeport Road, New Kensington (724-335-0100). Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at www.rjslater.com
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