Russo, Giovanni Alexander, a lifelong resident of Torrance, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2009 in Los Angeles. Born in Torrance, CA, Giovanni was 19 when he died. He attended Torrance High School and was in training, along with his younger brother Giancarlo, to join the MMA and UFC. Giovanni loved spending time with his friends, going to the beach, watching movies and had a big beautiful smile and warm loving eyes. Giovanni had just completed designing his own line of clothing with his brother Giancarlo and was looking forward to the marketing side of the business. He loved his younger brother Giancarlo, big brother Carlos and sister Claudia, nephew Cody and his dog Kuma. He is survived by his Mother, Fatima Morales of Torrance, CA, Father, Jeffrey Russo of Gardena, CA, and brothers, Carlos and Giancarlo, sister Claudia, nephew Cody and grandmothers Cira of Venezuela and Lucille Russo of Hemet, CA. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Sunday, December 13, 2009 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 12:30 P.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Please use this website, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. My condolences to the Russo family, I spent a very short time with Giovanni back in the AYSO days but, I do remember a great kid. May god hold him in his arms and keep him safe

  2. My son Christopher and Giovanni first met at the Building Blocks Preschool. My husband Sean coahed him in AYSO on the Vipers. He was an outstanding player with a lot of spunk & spirit. That spunk & spirit seemed to carry with him during his short time here. He will sadly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. May you find peace. The Sibley Family

  3. My son David grew up going to school with Giovanni from John Adams, Hull, THS, Shery, SCROC, and played AYSO soccer together. They remained friends thereafter. Gio was genuinely caring,funny and had a bold character. I liked him immediately. He will be missed immensely and live forever in our hearts. The Antonelli-Ivers Family

  4. May God’s Angels take the Soul of our beloved Giovanni into Heaven, and may his body rest in peace. He was a very nice and loving young man. We are all very touch for his premature departure.


  6. Fatima amiga, le estoy dando seguimiento al servicio de Gio desde MX. Regreso a EU esta noche. Estoy contigo desde entonces, hoy y siempre. Te abrazo de corazon a corazon. La Venexicana: Irma Grisel

  7. Realmente hubiera querido acompanarlos en este momento tan duro, de corazón estoy con ustedes y Dios los acompane y los mantenga entre sus brazos para que la fé y la esperanza les haga solo recordar los bellos momentos que vivieron junto a Gio. Los quiero mucho a todos, un abrazo y a Fátima, te esperamos pronto aquí. Karina

  8. Dear Fatima and Jeff, We are so sorry for the loss of our beloved Gio… There are no words to express the pain and sorrow we all feel. Our prayers are elevated on his behalf and his memory will always be in our hearts. All our love to you… Hermes, Diana, Natalia and Sofia.

  9. Fatima aunque no estuvimos muy cerca de Giovani igual sentimos muy profundamente su partida y sabemos que en donde este ahora estara velando por sus padres y hermanos.

  10. Querida Cuñada….Solo le pido a Dios en mis Oraciones Diarias que te acompañe cada dia, que te ayude, que te de Consuele, el siempre esta… El Poder de la Oracion es Infinito…Yo siempre voy a Orar por ti… Te lo Prometo. Un Gran Abrazo Mayra Garcia

  11. Tia, siento mucho todo.. Acabo de terminar de ver el video fue muy bonito todo y llego muy adentro.. no se que decir respecto a lo que paso.. solo puedo esperar q este en un lugar mejor…

  12. Fatima.Un abrazo muy cerquita a tu corazon.Que la Virgen tome en sus manos tu corazon y los Angeles acobijen el alma de Giovanni para llevarlo al reencuentro con el Padre. Respeto tu dolor. Cariños Pilar Otaiza

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