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Russell J. Riberto, Sr.

Born: 1921     Died: 2015

Russell J. Riberto, Sr.

Russell J. Riberto, Sr., age 94, U.S. Army Veteran W.W. II passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 26, 2015. Russell was better known as Mr. Russell of Russell’s Antiques. He ran his antique business out of Southwest Barbershop on West 111th St. Devoted husband of the late Alicia nee Krag. Loving father of Kathleen Riberto, Barbara (Jerry) Siemienas, Russell J. Riberto, Jr. and Nancy (William) Hronec. Proud grandfather of Jamie (Jeff) Makuch, Gina (Dan) Kaktis, Russell III (Tricia) Riberto; Jacqueline, Billy and Alyssa Hronec; Lauren and Heather Siemienas. Cherished great-grandfather of 7. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the loving care provided by his caregivers Denise McPartlin, Max Rypel and Zibby Kura. Russell was a member of St. Bernadette Parish for over 45 years, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of Tucker Automobile Club of America and ALPCA (Automobile License Plate Collector’s Association). Visitation Monday 2 to 9 pm at Kosary Funeral Home, (Brady Gill Funeral Directors), 9837 S. Kedzie Ave., Evergreen Park. Funeral services Tuesday, 9:15 am to St. Bernadette Church. Mass 10:00 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Doctors Without Borders appreciated. (708) 499-3223 or


June 29, 2015  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kosary Funeral Home
9837 S. Kedzie Ave.
Evergreen Park


June 30, 2015
Mass 10:00 am
St. Bernadette Church, Evergreen Park, IL

Final Disposition:

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Alsip, IL



Glenn Brothen 06-29-2015 17:17

So sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for your family.

Fr Bernard Cotter 06-28-2015 09:49

so sorry to hear the news of the passing of Russ Riberto. Got to know him and Alicia when I was in St Bernadette Rectory in 1996-1997, and kept in contact over the years after Alicia went home to the Fathers House. Russ was a rare character, the only man I knew whose only response when asked how he was, was "wonderful". He was the ultimate positive man, who brought wonder with him. May he now be united with all the St Bernadette parishioners he served so well, in the glory of heaven.

Robert Stumpe 06-27-2015 16:30

I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a wonderful man. GOD BLESS.

James Leroy Braden 06-27-2015 09:50

Sorry he was a wonderful person.

mauro glorioso 06-27-2015 01:07

one of a kind-a beautiful special man-rest in peace-Mauro Glorioso

Candy Madsen 06-26-2015 21:30

Sending our deepest sympathy and love.

mary murphey Clohess 06-26-2015 21:05

So sorry Nancy. Your Dad was a wonderful kind Man.


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