In Memory

Alfred Russo

Alfred Russo

Al Russo passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at his home in the Port Reading.

A devout husband and father, outgoing, so easy to accept new friends, Al will be missed by many.

R.I.P. Al.

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04/29/21 11:45 AM #3    

Dennis Brodkin

This is incredibly sad news.

Al was a good friend. We shared great times at WHS- the games, the parties, the pizza.

Years later, when I got my law degree I worked in Al's office one summer and he got me assigned to the position of deputy municipal prosecutor in Woodbridge. Al  brought an action against an industrial polluter in Perth Ambon whose actions caused the death of a family friend. He was up against one of the biggest law firms in the state backed by deep pockets and an army of lawyers. Al took the case all the way to the NJ Supreme Court and WON and in doing so made new law in NJ. David slew Goliath. I worked with Al a short time on that case and was able to see his dedication to his craft and passion to make things right. He taught me much about the law and lawyering.

 More importantly, Al was a wonderful family man , generous with his love and support.  He defined friendship. He will be missed.






04/29/21 04:12 PM #4    

Virginia Schein

I am so sorry to learn of Al's death. We were friends at WHS. Years later, in the 1990's, Al helped me with legal work for my Mom. I was living out of state but she was still in NJ.  He was a huge help to me, especially with her house sale.  Al even visited my Mom in her new assisted living home.  Great guy!  My condolences to his family.

04/29/21 07:37 PM #5    

Virginia Kollar (Lanzilotti)

So sorry to hear of Alfred's passing.  Prayers go out to his family.

04/30/21 08:44 AM #6    

Buddy Owens

So sorry to learn of Al's passing.  It is sad to see our WHS friends leaving us so soon.   

05/01/21 06:59 PM #7    

Lou "Buzzy" Estok

Great Port Reading guy. My basketball partner will be missed RIP my friend.






05/01/21 07:57 PM #8    

Anthony Anzivino


We lost touch for more that a decade after our 1961 HS graduation.  You went on to college and I went off to the military where I served until June 1969, following my return from service in Vietnam. 

We reconnected in in the 70s, and over the ensuing years, worked a considerable amount of real estate transctions together.

This news came as a shocker to me, given that you always were as healthly and certainly as strong as."a bull:"  Ever more, such news continue to remind us of our own mortality.  The passing of such as (in my case remembering my 1961 senior prom crew) Faith Warner, Neil Giligan, Janet Dossena, Ermellene Coppolla (my prom date) and Don Sepanski really saddens me.greatly..  

Until we meet again, RIP, all!

Tony Anzivino



05/02/21 08:19 PM #9    

Bernadette Urasz (Markowski)

I too was so sorry to hear of Al passing.  Life certainly passes by us all so quickly.  We were good friends in high school and had lots of fun.  I lived out of state and used Al  in the closing of my Mom's house who passed away. Wishing his family my sympathy during this difficult time. 

05/07/21 06:16 AM #10    

Tom Gritz

I new Al in High School as hard working and likeable, we briefly meet on the football field and I could tell he was one of the good guys,RIP, GOD BLESS!!!

05/15/21 12:34 PM #11    

Susan Burrows (Kozo)

Al Russo was such a nice person!  We shared many classes, and he wrote my husband's and my first will.  I have nothing but positive memories of him.

May his family find comfort and peace knowing he was beloved by many.

Susan Burrows (Kozo)



05/20/21 07:50 PM #12    

Peter Schundler

I was very saddened to learn of Al's death.  It doesn't surprise me that there have been so many nice "In Memoriam" comments about him. I certainly think of Al as a wonderful, kind, thoughtful of others,  "down to earth," person and loyal friend.  

One of the ways I got to know Al well was as a Woodbridge High School football teammate.  He was quite small for the positions he played, but through hard work, grit, pride in his community, and a determination not to be outdone, he more than "held his own" against bigger lineman he faced on other teams.  

From reading the obituary and comments of others about him, it is clear that Al continued to have the above qualities show through in his dedication and service to his community, successes in his career, and wonderful large family.

I had hoped to get together with him again sometime soon and regret I hadn't.  My memories of him will always be very fond ones.

Peter Schundler  


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