ROSARIO "RUSS" BUFALINO | not related - for board info
ROSARIO "RUSS" BUFALINO
Passed away peacefully 11/14/2011 in the company of his family.
He was born in PA and was one of ten children born of Italian immigrants. Russ later moved to New York City and also lived in Detroit. He met and married his sweetheart Navelda. They raised two children before his wife passed away in 1975.
A few years later he met and married Martha Flatley, both members of the NAIM society, a group for Catholic widows and widowers. They shared many interests, both being avid bridge players and dancers. Martha passed away in 2009. Russ always said he was fortunate to have had two marriages over thirty years with two wonderful women.
Russ loved to cook, especially anything Italian. His passion became his livelihood. Russ loved the YMCA pool and all the people he met there through the years. He also had many friends at his regular spot in McDonalds.
Russ is survived by his two children, Russell (Pam) and Angela Negrete (Ron). He will be missed by his grandsons Michael and Todd and two great-grandsons. Russ is also survived by his sisters Charlotte and Helen. He will also be missed by his "step" family, the Flatleys.
Please join us in celebration of Russ's life Friday, November 18, 2011, 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 18400 Kinzie St., Northridge, CA 91325. A reception will immediately follow in the parish hall.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on November 17, 2011