Bob Russo, Funeral Counselor East Lawn Elk Grove
A native Californian, born in Pacific Grove, Bob and his wife currently live and are raising their daughter in Elk Grove. Active in the community, Bob is a Past President of Elk Grove Parlor #41 of the Native Sons of the Golden West. While in college, he began his mortuary career in Monterey. "My Dad was very proud that I got that job, because his favorite uncle owned Salanitro's Mortuary in Omaha Nebraska and he figured it was a good career." After 5 years in the business Bob took a job with the State of California. Bob has an abiding love of history. He spent 20 years running house museums and interpreting the stories of people who lived over 150 years ago. Now, returning to the funeral business he says, "The similarities in the two careers are striking. Every one of our families has a story and I find it fascinating to help them tell that story.