Charles Patrick Russi
1949 - 2012, Santa Barbara
Charles ‘Chuck’ Patrick Russi, 62, peacefully passed away at home on June 17, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. Chuck was the eldest son of M. James & Patricia Jean Russi. Chuck grew up in Southern California spending most of his free time in the surf and moved to Santa Barbara in 1990 where he started his own business, Chuck’s Wire & Cable. He retired in 2008. Upon retiring Chuck found his true passion learning stained glass & volunteering at Eyes in the Sky. Chuck will be remembered for his generous spirit, unending devotion to family and friends, and love of music and old movies.
Chuck will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Renee Seals-Russi, his son, Morgan Whatley, Father M. James Russi, Brother James E. Russi, Sister-In-Law Mia Coates Russi, and 2 nephews, Kaden and Kona Russi.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Sunday, August 5th at Shoreline Park in Santa Barbara at noon. Family & friends welcome.
In lieu of flowers Chuck requested donations made to Eyes In The Sky, C/O SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105