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Russell Robert Bongiovanni

November 24, 1976 — November 22, 2023

Cleveland, Ohio

Russell Robert Bongiovanni, Jr. passed away suddenly on November 20, 2023. He was 46 years old.

Russell was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 24, 1976. He was a graduate of Crestwood High School in Mantua, Ohio. He lived most of his life in Hiram and Cleveland, Ohio.

Russell was somewhat of a MacGyver. He possessed a very creative imagination at a very young age, and he carried this into his adulthood. He was always fixing and inventing things. 

Throughout his lifetime, Russell enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and loved the Cleveland Browns. He was free spirited, humorous, optimistic and very independent, and lived his life that way. 

Russell touched many lives with his ability to make them laugh, and his infectious smile that warmed your heart. He was always willing to lend a helping hand even when he had nothing himself to give. His absence has left us devastated, but we take solace knowing he is free and at peace now. 

Russell is survived by his mother, Sherri Wilkinson (Gary); father, Robert Marzec (Michelle); brothers, Michael and Jason Marzec (Charlene); sister, Michelle Shaw (Mitch); step-brothers, Tyler (Heather) and Conrad (Jen) Wilkinson; step-sister, Samantha Watts (John); uncle, Joseph Marzec; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his biological father, Russell Robert Bongiovanni; sister, Diane Shaw; grandmothers, Betty Clark (nee Gerlosky) and Marion Spradlin (nee Bates); and grandfather, Leonard Marzec. 

Russell chose to be cremated and will have a burial at a later date. A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2023 FROM 3-7PM AT SLONE & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 13115 LORAIN AVENUE, CLEVELAND, OHIO 44111. 

Arrangements entrusted to Walter Martens and Sons Funeral Home 

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Slone & Co Funeral Directors

13115 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111

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