Published: December 13, 2008
PROCESSION: Youngstown Fire Department's 1952 parade truck carries the coffin of former Fire Chief Rocco "Rocky" Russo through the downtown area and past Fire Station No. 1 on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Russo, 84, died Monday. He joined the department in 1952 and retired in 1988. He was appointed chief in 1978. His funeral was Friday at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, and several firetrucks led the procession from the Rossi and Santucci Funeral Home in Boardman to the church.