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Memorial Mass: 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021

Location: Our Lady of Mt.Carmel Catholic Church

Arthur L. Russnow was born in Yonkers, NY to Seymour and Margaret Russnow.  On Sunday, January 10, 2021 he was reunited with his true love, Ann A. Russnow two weeks after r passing. Art and Ann met in college at the State University of New York at New Paltz and married June 28, 1969. Art served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968. They moved to Newport News, VA in 1975 for Art to be a part of his own environmental consulting firm, Russnow, Kane and Associates.  Art was very respected in his field of hydrogeology and maintained a successful business from 1975 to 2012. They raised Matthew and Dierdre in Newport News and were a shining example of true love, loyalty, family and generosity. Art coached many of his kid’s baseball and basketball teams and was active in every activity of their lives. For years he was a member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and sang in the choir and folk music group. He was a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #5480 where he and his children spent many hours in the service of others. Art and Ann built a loving life and family and we could never say enough about their love, loyalty and generosity not only to family, but to friends and strangers a like. May they watch over us together for all eternity.

Art was preceded in death by his wife, Ann; his parents, Margaret and Seymour; his sister, Nancy and his grandson, Jacob Raines. He is survived by his brother, Richard Russnow (Pam); his son, Matthew Russnow (Laura); daughter, Dierdre Rubsamen (Ted); grandchildren: William Farmer (Denise), Alexis Earls, Joshua Raines(Erika), Jordan Anderson (Cory), Madalin Spencer (Ryan), Miranda Russnow and great-grandchildren: Lily, Kinslee, Isabella, Arthur Jase, and Lucille.

A Memorial Mass will held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Virginia Living Museum where Art was a member for years and loved taking his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#3 Pamela Fitzmorris 2021-01-16 16:26
My heart is heavy and filled with love for my Brother-in-Law Art. I a sad that we will never again get to be together. I will miss the philiosophical discussions and your unique sense of humor. You are a very person Art. We will miss you forever. All of my heat and love go out to those near and dear. May our Lord bless you all with peace.
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#2 Karen Klein 2021-01-16 00:20
Uncle Artie has an uncanny way to relay info/stories that are so factual there is no way they couldn't be true!
He is extremely intelligent & witty...
1986, 1987 or was it 1988?? while visiting him & the family in VA...
Uncle Artie (UA): "pick up that leaf. Do you know what it is?"
Me (K), feeling oh so smart & confident learning this fact in my environmental science class, "Yes, it's a pin oak leaf"!
UA: "Well, you know the story, right?"
K: "Hugh?"
UA: "The Italian word for pin oak is Pinocchio" "The Italian wood carver, Geppetto, carved Pinocchio from the wood of the pin oak tree and that's how he got his name".
By God! I can't tell you how many people I've shared this amazing fact with and still believe there has to be some truth to it! I'm going to miss you here, Uncle Artie! Until, we meet again...
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#1 Ciliberti Family 2021-01-15 14:55
Our heartfelt sympathies from our family to yours. May peace and healing be with you.

Mark, Heather, Spencer, James, Garrett, Morgan.
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