Anthony J. Russo Sr., a charismatic and generous man, passed away on June 4, 2023. Born on February 15, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, Anthony could light up any room with his funny and witty personality. As Mark Twain once said, "The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation," and Anthony did just that. He lived fully as a guitarist musician and played long and hard on the paddleball courts for decades and found joy performing and teaching the martial art of Judo. He was also a dedicated employee of the New York Sanitation department, where he served his community with pride. He was all about the journey not the destination.\n\nAnthony's life revolved around his family and ensuring that everyone was taken care of especially with good food and laughs. He was a loving husband to Eileen Egan-Russo and devoted father to his children Anthony Jr., 26, Alexandra 20 and Olivia 16 . Anthony always did exactly what brought him happiness and excitement. He believed in the importance of personal freedom and always walked his own path, never swayed by the opinions of others. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment," and Anthony achieved this throughout his life.\n\nAnthony will be remembered for his generous spirit, his unwavering devotion to his family, a great friend and his unique ability to bring laughter and joy to those around him. He leaves behind a legacy of love, humor, and the importance of staying true to oneself. We encourage friends and family to leave memories and upload photos of Anthony to the memorial page as we celebrate his life and the impact he had on those who knew him.\n\nIn Lieu of flowers, the Russo family has requested all donations please be made to one of the following organizations to which links will be provided below the obituary for your convenience. St, Jude Children's Research Hospital, Tunnel to Towers Foundation or the Wounded Warrior Project.