Charles A. "Chuck" Russo Jr., 78, of Bloomsburg went to the Lord Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Chuck was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Allentown, son of the late Charles A. and Beatrice (Boyer) Russo.
Chuck was a graduate of Upper Perkiomen Joint High School's Class of 1960. He was an upholsterer, and owned Chuck's Archery. By age 21, Chuck had already won 150 trophies in archery; he had been an active participant since 1961. One of his trophies at 21 was the National World Archery Championship. In 1980, the local paper compared him to Magic Johnson and John McEnroe. Seventeen years after he won the National World Archery Championship, he was going to try again. Chuck came in third place out of 1,000 shooters, even after they made him cut two inches off his sites. In 1965, Chuck won first place in Street Bike Division at National Rod and Customs with "Blue Velvet," the bike with the unique chain handlebars.
His passion for upholstery made him a perfectionist and it showed in his work. His eye for detail kept the locals coming back to him for all their upholstery needs.
He loved making things, such as bags to hold his skates, bags to hold his bow, even pillows for his daughter.
He was a member of Bloomsburg Archery Club. He was a social member of the Muncy Legion and Muncy Valley Moose.
Chuck's last 14 years were spent with his soulmate, Debra Harris; they were a match made in heaven. They traveled the world together, from coast to coast, even out of the country. They figured out the key to life of how to live their life to the fullest. They loved to go skating and dancing and they were not afraid of adventures.
Chuck is survived by his two daughters: Michele Ann Tipton and her husband, Mark, of Brunswick, Ga., and Angela Marie McCleland of Mechanicsburg; three grandsons: Braydn, Ty and Lane McCleland; one great-grandson, Jackson; his fiancée Debra Harris, and her son, Aaron McLaughin and family of Bloomsburg; and Chris Taylor, the son he never had, his best friend.
Services will be held later due to COVID-19.
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