Stephen A. Russo, 63, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born January 3, 1953, in Los Angeles, California, to Thomas J. and Josephine Pungi Russo.

Stephen was a graduate of Grossmont High School in El-Cajon, California.  He spent most of his life in southern California, working over 20 years for Candyland Amusements.  He moved to Jackson in 2012 and was employed by Quality Packaging Industries in Jackson.

Loving survivors include four children, Stephen A. (Tonya) Russo, II and children Sydney and Sierra of Jackson; Matt (Chas) Russo and children Collin, Brock, and Luke of Jackson; Kory Russo of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Kayla Russo (Michael Elmer) and children Arianna and Alivia of Fort Wayne; his mother, Josephine Russo of El Cajon; and two siblings, Thomas Russo of El Cajon, and Marion Russo of Denver, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 31, 2016, from 4 p.m. to service time, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 6 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Eric Longman officiating.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Paul or Saxony Lutheran Schools.

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  1. Deidre Hartmann

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss! God’s peace be with you all.
    Deidre Hartmann

  2. Valerie Stroehlein

    Matt and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
    Jason and Valerie Stroehlein

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