Ruth Florence Russo

Oscoda, MI.
June 15, 1924 - March 14, 2021

Obituary Notice

Age 96, of Oscoda, MI, formerly of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Oscoda Fields Assisted Living. She was born on June 15, 1924 in Detroit, MI to the late Peter and Sophia Bork. Ruth married Jim Russo on June 2, 1944 in Detroit, MI. She took pride in staying at home while raising and caring for their 2 sons. Ruth enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and playing cards, namely SKIP-BO. She also enjoyed watching Detroit Tigers baseball. She is survived by her sons, James (Margaret) Russo of Oscoda, MI and John (Ann) Russo of Severna Park, MD; grandchildren, Michael of Oscoda, Michelle of Newport, Timothy of Maryland and Krista of Maryland; great-grandchildren, Addison, Hailey, Ayden, Emily, Brandon, Brett and Ryan; nieces, Sharon, Kristi, Nina and Francine; nephews, Bruce and Eric; and cousin, Barbara. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Russo; brother, Richard Bork; sisters, Emily and Elizabeth and nephew, Danny. Ruth will be laid to rest with her husband in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, MI. You may offer your condolences online to the family at


Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, MI.


Ruth will be forever missed in the Hood of Wildflower Court. She was our House of Cards until she moved to Oscoda Fields then we took the cards to her and played there. Until we meet again Ruth, God be with you.
— Molly Lee
I will always remember Mrs. Ruth Russo as a kind and caring person. I can never forget, that when rooming with her son
John at Eastern Michigan University, where meals were not served on Sunday nights, Mrs. Russo would deliver sandwiches, driving all the way from Grosse Pointe to Ypsilanti. When visiting, I always enjoyed the stories she would tell...and she enjoyed telling them as well!
Both Chris and I offer our heartfelt condolences and love to her family.
Jon Schomig
— Jon Schomig

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