Longtime City Island resident and a member of the Greatest Generation passed away. Russell F.
Schaller was 93 years young and enjoyed a wonderful sense of humor 1923 - 2016.
Russ was a very talented man and was extremely supportive when I was considering launching CITY IMAGES several years ago. Over time, I had the opportunity of writing several stories about him and his friends and neighbors. http://cimages.me/search/node/russel%20schaller
Services will be held at Sisto Funeral Home, 3489 E Tremont Avenue, The Bronx, Thursday, December 1, from 2 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral will be at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Church on Friday at 10 a.m. http://www.sistofh.com/book-of-memories/2780368/schaller-russell/plant-t...
Sgt. Schaller enjoyed talking about growing on City Island. He volunteered on The Island Current, on the City Island Civic Association, as well as The Museum and Historical Society.
Photo: Ron Terner