Russell M. “Junior” Conti

Russell M. "Junior" Conti

Russell M. Conti, 84, of Falconer, passed away Tuesday (March 6, 2018) in the Lutheran Home.

A lifelong area resident, he was born Aug. 9, 1933, in Falconer, the son of the late Russell and Josephine Cardinale Conti.

Russell was a graduate of Falconer High School and attended Jamestown Community College.

In earlier years, he was employed by Sears, J.R. Jentry, owned and operated Russells Men’s Ware and Champion Outlet. Prior to retirement, he was employed by TOPS Markets.

He was a member of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, IAB Club having served as secretary of Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Marco Polo Club having served as trustee, Jamestown Moose Club and Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.

Russell enjoyed spending time with his family, dancing and cooking.

Surviving are his daughter, Josephine “Josie” (Mark) Weed of Falconer; a son, Russell A. (Cheri) Conti of Falconer; four grandchildren: Christina Weed, Russell J. (Katie) Conti, Robert M. (Mindy) Conti and John R. Weed; nine great-grandchildren: Justin Ellsworth, Joshua Weed, Mina Weed, Ethan Conti, Kendall Conti, Charlee Conti, Natalie Conti Nolan Conti and Corbin Conti; his sister, Agnes Tilaro of Falconer; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine A. Tuccio Conti, whom he married Sept. 27, 1952, and who died Sept. 16, 2012; a granddaughter, Nicole Lynn Weed; and two brothers: John Conti and Sam Conti.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev. Joseph Jananczek, pastor of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Friends will be received by the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be donated to Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, 309 W. Everett St., Falconer, NY 14733.

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