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Russell Protin

Russell "Russ" Protin, 58, of Stockdale went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on Nov. 9, 2015. He was born in North Charleroi on May 15, 1957, the son of Louis Protin of Stroal Acres and the late Betty Galloni Protin. Russ was a retired medical technician having worked for UPMC and Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharist minister. He was a member of the St. Joseph's Friday Dinner Club, and a very active member of the church. He coached for many years for the Charleroi Midget football team. Russ was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan and loved going on cruises especially in New England. In addition to his father, he is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Ted "Doc" Gialames of Dunlevy; a brother, Ronald Protin of Stroal Acres; two nephews, Ryan and Jessica Gialames of Ross Township and Brandon and Christine Gialames of Harmony, Fla.; two great-nieces, Ava and Alivia Gialames; and, lastly, his best buddy, Tedi Bear. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in the MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Roscoe, with the Rev. George Monack officiating. Interment will follow at Charleroi Cemetery


So sorry to hear of Russell's passing. Great memories of Russ, growing up together as neighbors and good friends. My thoughts and prayers are with Russ and his family.

Steve Buraczewski Dec 13 2015 12:00 AM

Patty,Doc,Buck,Ronnie, and family, So sorry to hear about Russ. I haven't seen anyone in such a long time but you never forget the friends from your childhood. You have my deepest sympathy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sally Bongiorno Mitchell Nov 29 2015 12:00 AM

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave and Joyce DuBarr Nov 13 2015 12:00 AM

Great time playing street hockey with Russ and going to Pittsburgh Penquins hockey games.

Robert Rotheram Nov 11 2015 12:00 AM

Prayers to the family. Very sorry for your loss.

Joanne (Rotheram) Matzel Nov 10 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Russel's family. Living next to Russ most of my childhood and having the entire Stroll Acres as a playground is still some of my best memories. Although I haven't run into Russ in over 40 years my memories of him are always that of a great childhood friend.

Parke Bongiorno Nov 10 2015 12:00 AM