Thelma (Schoer) Russo
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Thelma (Schoer) Russo

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Thelma (Schoer) Russo

Russo: Thelma (Schoer) Russo, age 87, passed away on December 17, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Morris Russo. She now rests in peace at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, New York. She leaves her legacy with her children, Audrey, Steve (Irene Ableman) of Boca Raton, Fla., Ira (Donna Silvia) of Long Island and her grandchildren, Mollie, Allison and Amanda. She is also survived by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, as well as nieces and nephews from both the Russo and Schoer families. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2015 and spending these last years at Weinberg Terrace, where she was embraced with love and new friendships, after residing in Boynton Beach, Fla., and New York. She was born in East New York, N.Y., as a first generation American as her parents exiled from Odessa, Russia. She was always a stunning, witty, bold force including spending her time as an accomplished golfer and tennis player and hospital volunteer, who loved the sun, her family, her lifelong friends, an avid animal lover and fashion. She knew no strangers. She was fluent in reading, writing and speaking Yiddish. The family requests that memorial contributions go to the Jewish Association on Aging, 200 JHF, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 in appreciation of their support over the past years.
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