Marjorie Evelyn Russo
July 4, 1928-May 31, 2021
Submitted by Tim Russo
We sadly announce the passing of Marjorie (Margie) Russo who passed away peacefully on May 31st, 2021, at the age of 92.
Our mother was truly a happy and caring person, who loved her husband and enjoyed being with family, friends and going on weekend trips, we were so blessed to have her for as long as we did, we will all most certainly miss her.
Margie was born, Marjorie Evelyn Hobson, on July 4th, 1928, in San Francisco. She graduated Polytechnic High School and then had numerous jobs in San Francisco along with doing some modeling before enlisting in the Navy following in her father’s footsteps, where she was Service 3rd Class Yeoman.
This is where she met the love of her life Louis Russo in February 1956 while in the Navy and married him soon after on August 18th, 1956. When they were discharged, they moved to New Jersey for a couple months before settling in Hayward, CA. In 1964 they moved to their family home in Pleasanton, CA where they lived for 54 years. Margie and Lou followed their sons to Arizona in 2018 so they could be near them.
They had 2 boys Mike and Tim whom she lived her life for, as they were everything to her.
Margie worked for the Pleasanton School District in the late 60’s and was a hostess for Morrison Homes in the 70’s. She then found her dream job at the Sunol Valley Golf Course in the 80’s as the Banquet Coordinator where she worked until retirement in the early 90’s.
Mom loved traveling with her hubby of 64 years, entertaining and spending time with family and friends and watching her grandkids grow up. Her love for animals was well known and there were many pets over the years in the family, there was always a box of dog treats by the front door for all the neighborhood dogs who came to visit.
Margie was predeceased by Irene Hobson (mother), Wilford Hobson (father). She is survived by Lou Russo (husband), Mike Russo (son), Tim Russo (son), Holly Russo (daughter-in-law), Sheena Campbell (granddaughter), Jace Campbell (great grandson), Justin Campbell (grandson), Brandon Russo (grandson) and Bill Hobson (brother).
There will be no service but there will be a Celebration of Life on August 14th, 2021, in Phoenix, AZ, as that is how Margie loved to live life. For more information call Tim Russo at (925) 872-2633.
We ask in lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity or Animal Rescue.