View Full Version : Confirm Rumor?

Pizza Bob
05-24-2002, 07:01 AM
Last night I heard a rather sad, what I hope to be untrue, rumor. It seems the Game may have lost another Senior Statesman. I heard that Joe Russo, out of Trenton, NJ, passed away. Joe was an active pro in the 60's and owned a pool room in Trenton, for a time. He was also the inventor of the Russo Interlocking Bridge Head. Please say it ain't so, but has anybody else heard this rumor, and can you confirm or deny it?


Pizza Bob

05-24-2002, 08:27 AM
Pizza Bob,

I just checked the obits in the Philadelphia Inquirer and didn't see any mention. Check tomorrow.

On another somber note, Sam Snead passed away.


05-24-2002, 08:52 AM
www.nj.com (http://www.nj.com) has obit listings from 5-6 area newspapers. I haven't seen/heard anything.


05-24-2002, 09:08 AM
Well...good news!

Mr. Russo is alive and well. I just spoke to him on the telephone and he told me to tell whoever started this rumor:

"They are full of $hit."

He further informed me he is on his way to hit a few balls.


Ken (likes being the bearer of good news)

Pizza Bob
05-24-2002, 09:24 AM
Good to hear that, just as with Mark Twain, "The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated!" Thanks for the good news.


Pizza Bob