Russell  Mascari Jr.


Russell Mascari Jr., 75, of Oakwood, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, in Danville.
Visitation will be 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. A prayer service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday before the visitation at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at noon Friday, May 17, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1303 N. Walnut St., Danville, with Father Bo Schmitt officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Russell was born March 21, 1944, in Danville to Russell and Florence (Smoot) Mascari.
He worked at Allith Prouty/Smith & Jones as lathe operator. He then worked at Krupp-Gerlach as a welder and grinder, retiring in 2004.
Russell was a big Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed taking care of his yard, fishing, mushrooming and bullseye shooting. He was a member of the Danville Rifle and Pistol Club for many years, and a member of Saint Paul's Catholic Church.
Russell married Sherry (Hollibaugh) Rogers on December 22, 1972. She survives.
Survivors include son, James "Jimmy" (Mascari) Russian; stepchildren, Jay (Karen) Rogers of Springfield and Lisa (Matt) Burkart of Grayslake; grandchildren, Michael, Mitchell, Bennett, Tyler and Lindsay; sister, JoAnn Keller of Kingman, Ind.
Russell was preceded by his parents; brothers, Frank Mascari and John Mascari; and sister, Ruth Ann Masulis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Russell's name to Saint Paul's Catholic Church or an organization of your choice. Messages and memories may be left on our website at or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page.
Published on May 13, 2019
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Bruce Pierce
May 14, 2019
I worked with Russ at Wyman-Gordon/ThyssenKrupp. Always enjoyed his Humor. He was a Good employee! I'm sorry for your Loss. God Blesss you.