Roger G. Russo

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Roger G. Russo

March 11, 2019

Roger G. Russo Roger Gerald Russo, 64, of Honor, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at home with his family by his side. He was born June 26, 1954 in Plymouth the son of Antonio and Dorothy (Wortley) Russo.
Roger was a gifted professional musician and recording artist. He was a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who played the saxophone, harmonica and flute.
On March 8, 2019 Roger married the love of his life, Sherry Russo, who survives him. In addition to his new bride, Roger is survived by his stepchildren, Jessica (James) Smith, of Kaleva, and Annette (Kurt) Hoffman, of Manistee; his grandchildren, Jordan, Jessica, Joshua, Brittney and Emily; his sister, Ann Hetkowski, of Georgia; his nephews, Mark Hetkowski and TJ Hetkowski; his dear friend, Ron Wiggins, of Interlochen; and numerous cousins, extended family members and friends.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; and by his sister, Karla Russo-Young
Cremation has taken place, and no services will be held at this time.
The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah is in charge of arrangements; www.bennett-barzfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 14, 2019
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6 posts

Rick Fitzpatrick
Mar 19, 2019
Roger went to school with my older brother, I will always remember his musical talent and mellow outlook of life way back then. My deepest sympathies to family and friends. He surely will be missed but his tunes will forever play in our hearts.
Brad Russell
Mar 18, 2019
Very sorry to hear of the death of our cousin and nephew Roger
Our condolences

Bradley ,Brian and Norma Russell
Ann Russo Hetkowski
Mar 18, 2019
I sent a messsh yest
Rob Olson Salem grad 1973
Mar 18, 2019
Roger was always congenial. Almost always smiling! Sorry for everyone’s loss! RIP in heaven Roger!🙏
Rockee Berlin
Mar 16, 2019
I met Roger around 1974..My band was playing at The Ranch on Telegragh..Roger came in to jam on harmonica. I learned how to play harp from one of the Best..Roger was sweet..kind..Unassuming..
I will never forget the time he had come in to jam..He liked to dip his harmonica in water to soften the reeds. I had just gotten myself a nice cold mug of beer before Roger showed up..He dipped his harp in my glass..I fell over laughing...Yes ..dude . I was going to get you one anyway..Nice trick..
God Speed..I am so sad to hear this...ny prayers for your family and friends..
John Hartel
Mar 16, 2019
Great friend for a couple of years in high school. We lost touch over the years. So sorry for losing him and also for not getting a chance to reconnect.