Amelio Russello

Amelio Russello

Saturday, August 30th, 1941 Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

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Obituary for Amelio Russello

Amelio “Cookie” Russello, age 77, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the York Hospital. Born August 30, 1941, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Carmelo and Olga Illiano Russello.
Cookie served honorably in the U.S. Army for 22 years, retiring in 1981, as a Major. He enjoyed watching TV, especially AMC; he also enjoyed collecting whiskey miniatures, writing, travel, telling jokes, and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 47 years, Maria Annunziato Russello, whom he married November 6, 1971; two children, Salvatore N. Russello (wife Joanna) of Littlestown, PA and Olga F. Rowe (husband Ryan) of Chambersburg, PA; and two grandchildren, Sonny and Frankie Russello.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 11:30 AM in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA, where Deacon Richard Ramsey will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Friday, May 10th, 2019
    10:30am - 11:30am
  • Service

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Friday, May 10th, 2019

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Savilla Jiles

Dear Mrs .Russello ,Sal ,Olga and Family, Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all.Your "Cookie" was a wonderful Family man and a true Friend to those of us who had the honor to know him. Our prayers are with your Family.Sincerely, Tina Jiles and Family
Comment | Posted at 09:37pm via Condolence

Joseph Fields

Well done Russ you good and faithful servant. Rest now in the arms of your God. Another soldier goes on to his reward.
Joe Fields
Comment | Posted at 08:10am via Condolence

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