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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

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My beloved brother and life long dearest friend... It is surreal to me at this point that I will not be sharing Football and Basketball games over the phone with you on our Cali /Hawaii phone connection... it has been such a privilege to have you as my big brother and the security of knowing no matter how much you tortured me when I was little, you always had my back and no one could ever hurt me.
I never forget the Love you showed me, especially when you were cooking for me..
They don't make big brothers any better than you Chuck.
I love you and miss you.. I pray we will be together in Paradise.
Aloha Nui Loa,
Jimmy

JimRussi (anonymous profile)
July 31, 2012 at 11:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sounds like someone I would have liked to have known.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
August 1, 2012 at 1:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Chuck was truly one of the great ones.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
August 1, 2012 at 12:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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