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RIZZO, Phillip "Russ"
RIZZO - Phillip "Russ" Age 83, of North Tonawanda, April 29, 2017, beloved husband of Mary (nee Keane) Rizzo; devoted father of Joe Rizzo (Valerie), Anne Hering (Craig), Holly McGinnis (Mike) and Shari Vitro (Joe); 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 5 from 2-8 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, May 6 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