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Russell Joseph

July 27, 1945 – December 14, 2021

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Obituary for Russell Joseph Geletta

Russell J. Geletta, 76, of Forks Twp. PA, formerly of Monmouth Junction NJ, died peacefully in his home on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Lola (Rossi) Geletta, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Perth Amboy NJ and raised in the Catholic Faith, he was a son of the late Andrew and Esther (Aochoa) Geletta. Russell, served honorably in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and after began his career as a drywall contractor and owned Geletta Drywall Construction for about 35 years before retiring. He was a member of Central NJ Builders Association.

Survivors: In addition to his wife Lola, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa Anne Kaufman (husband, Scott) of Nazareth PA; sister, Janice Zawartkay of Park Ridge NJ; grandchildren, Tyler and Samantha Kaufman and his faithful dog-Baby Girl. Russ is also survived by many special family members who loved and adored him, especially Barbara Sattur, Carole Sattur and Barbie Raab. He is also survived by special neighbors: Magic Mike, Jennifer, Julia, Jack, Stacey, Kristin and Mary. He was preceded in death by a sister, Andrea Hustik.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arr. entrusted to JAMES FUNERAL HOME, Bethlehem PA. More info at

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society Lehigh Valley, P.O. Box 862, Pittsburgh, PA 15106 or The Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, would be appreciated.

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James Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PC
527 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Location Information
Between Market and Broad Streets on Center Street.
Service Extra Info
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
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