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Thursday February 22nd, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Thursday February 22nd, 2018
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Friday February 23rd, 2018
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Russell M. Peruso

Peruso, Russell M. Jr.  “Rusty”, 83, of East Taylor Township.  He passed peacefully and gracefully to be with our Lord and Savior surrounded by his family on Feb. 19, 2018 at Conemaugh Medical Center.  Born March 22, 1934 in Johnstown.  Son of the late Russell A. and Jennie (Cannin) Peruso.  Also preceded in death by brothers Anthony and Lawrence (killed in action, Vietnam).  Survived by wife of 63 years, Barbara L. (Kalina) Peruso; children, Christine Zajdel, Michael L. (Brenda), Russell J. (Jill), David A. (Pat), and Carolyn “Chic” (Gary) Baker. Grandchildren; Nikita, Jonathan, Rebecca, Danielle, Uriah, Levi, Shiloh, Sarah, Alicia, Brenna, Samantha, and Katelyn. Brother of Charles (Emily) Peruso; also, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 1953 graduate of Franklin High School.  He served in the US Naval Reserves.  Russ was a manager at Automotive Supply Company and retired from Harvey’s Supply Company.  He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi parish and the Knight’s of Columbus, Fourth Degree, also held the position of Grand Knight.  A member of the parish choir. Russ was a member of East Taylor #1 Election Board. He loved fishing, woodworking, tinkering in the garage, making the sauce for Sunday spaghetti dinners, cooking, and napping with a good book on the porch swing with “Tinker” his dog.  Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 PM Thursday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where Vigil Service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Friday at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Maple Ave. FR. Matthew E. Misurda, Pastor. Committal at St. Anthony Cemetery, Geistown. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)


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Guestbook

Barb and family,
Our most heartfelt condolences go out to you and yours. Rusty was a wonderful person who made the world a better place. May you find solace and comfort in the words and thoughts of those he touched with his warm smile and kind words.
Jimmy Salvia and family.

Jimmy Salvia Feb 24 2018 12:00 AM

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan Zimmer Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

A Skies Of Remembrance Bouquet was sent on February 21, 2018

Dave, Pat, and Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tavve Software Company

Expression of Sympathy Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

Our Deepest Sympathy to the family from All of Us at Thornton Oil Co.

Jean Thornton Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Peruso

Chardae Domonkos Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Peruso

Joe and Nancey Barney Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Joe and Nancey Barney on February 21, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

A Faithful Blessings Bouquet was sent on February 21, 2018

May God hold you all in the palm of his hands. With deepest sympathy, The Madeys and Hoffmans

Expression of Sympathy Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

A Peace, Prayers, & Blessings- All White was sent on February 21, 2018

Peruso Family, We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy the members of Knightdale Fire Department.

Expression of Sympathy Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on February 21, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

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