Joseph Russo, 97 of Newark, passed away at his daughter’s home in Vernon, NJ on April 27, 2019. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Cathedral Basilica Of The Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge Street, Newark on Thursday, May 2nd at 10:30 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange. Visitation will be held at Preston Funeral Home 153 South Orange Ave, South Orange on Wednesday, 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated. For more information or to send condolences please visit prestonfuneralhome.net
Joseph was a lifelong resident of Newark. He was a Cab Driver and Dispatcher for over 35 years with United Radio in Newark retiring in 1980. He was in the US Army during World War II in the European Theatre as a Platoon Guide he was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Joseph was predeceased by his wife Laura Lunsden Russo and two grandchildren. He is survived by his children; Vincent Russo (Colleen), Alexis Phalon (Jack) and Matthew Russo (Stephanie), 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.