Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Rose Grimes; and a sister-in-law, Judith Russo.
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut St., with the Rev. David Mickiewicz, pastor, officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers may be made to the Lower Deck Events, c/o Chief Russo Memorial Playground Fund, 5 Parish Ave., Oneonta, NY 13820 or the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.