Helen A. (Homison) Russo

Age 76, of East Oakmont, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on August 12, 1938 to the late Stephen and Anna Homison, in Lawrenceville, PA. She is Survived by her sisters Eleanor Galvin, Dolores Drost, Teresa Orban, Anne Tabrosky, Rita Tolusciak, Barbara Vidra and Bernie Vidra. Helen was married in 1959 and is survived by her husband William Russo Jr.; beloved mother of Daniel (Sharon) Russo, Sandra (David) Cardinale, Renee’ (Michael) Rihn, Linda (Kevin) Russo Walker, Kenneth (Sherri) Russo and the late Kevin William Russo; grandmother of Michael Hyde, Adam (Emily) Hyde, Kelly (William) Crankshaw, Andrea Cardinale, Jacquelin Walker, William Walker, Vanessa Russo, Morgan and Sean Rihn; great-grandmother of Sophia Hyde and Wyatt Crankshaw. Her most recent interests were traveling to Florida for the winter with her husband Bill where they enjoyed the warmth of the sun, good food, great friends, bonfires and the beach. In Lieu of flowers contributions acknowledged to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205


Friends received in William F. Gross Funeral Home, Ltd. 11735 Frankstown Rd. (at Rodi Rd.), Penn Hills Saturday and Sunday  2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral prayers Monday at 9, Mass of Christian burial in Mount St. Peter Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington, 15068 at  10 a.m.