Joseph Russo Judge Obituary – Death : 59-year-old Judge Joseph D. Russo died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday night, October 2, 2021 according to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
Causes of Joseph Russo’s Death…
A graduate of St. Joseph High School and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Russo joined the bench at Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in 2001.
“Joe Russo has been my colleague on the Bench for 12 years, and his loss will be felt by the legal community and the citizens of Cuyahoga County,” said Administrative and Presiding Judge Brendan J. Sheehan. ”Our thoughts and prayers are with Judge Russo’s family and friends.”
The circumstances surrounding the actual cause of death had not been made public as at the time of writing this report. Investigation is still on-going to know the actual cause of death.
Until a replacement is appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine, a visiting judge will be appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to preside over Russo’s cases.
The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association issued the following statement regarding Russo’s death :
We are saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of the Honorable Joseph D. Russo, whose legal career included 20 years of dedicated service as a judge with the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Among his many accomplishments, Judge Russo spent a decade building a successful law practice before running for office. As a judge, he served on the Court’s Commercial Docket, a specialty docket implemented in 2013 for the purpose of handling complex business disputes. Within the Court, Judge Russo was known to routinely reach out to new judges, offering his support and encouragement as they joined the bench. On behalf of the CMBA, we offer our sincere condolences to Judge Russo’s family, colleagues and friends in this time of grief.
As everyone knows, he leaves behind the pride & joy of his existence, families and friends. His loss will have a significant impact on our entire college community. Joe Russo’s commitment to his loved ones and his love of learning has forever positively impacted the lives of many.
The little reminders that cause tears today will turn into little reminders that make us sad and then those little reminders will eventually make us smile and remember Alvin just as he would have wanted us to-with love, a grin and maybe a cold one.