Tom Russo, Owner of Chadwick’s, Dies

Georgetown business owner Tom Russo died Jan. 24 at the age of 60 from cancer.

Thomas Joseph Russo lived in McLean, Va., and died surrounded by his family. A Georgetown University graduate, he was the owner of Chadwick’s Restaurant in Georgetown, at K Street and Wisconsin Avenue, as well as the owner of Chadwick’s in Alexandria. Most recently, Russo was named the 2013 Georgetown Businessman of the Year by the Georgetown Business Association.

According to the notice sent by the Russo family, he is survived by his beloved wife of more than 37 years, Stephanie, children Katie Burkert (Jason), Dan Russo, Annie Pavia (CJ), and Joe Russo, and grandson, Levi Thomas Burkert. He is also survived by brothers Jack and Rudy, sisters Marilyn and Janice, his wife’s parents Howie and Rita Meyer, and a large, loving extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ann Russo, of Norristown, Pa., where he was born. He attended Georgetown University where he met his wife Stephanie and graduated with a B.S. in Accounting in 1975.

In McLean and Annandale, Russo coached youth baseball and basketball. He and his wife Stephanie were very active as parents at St. John’s Academy in McLean and were honored for their work. Russo also worked with the Bartenders’ Ball Foundation and helped to raise money for several charities.

The visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, at National Funeral Home in Falls Church, Va. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean. (Following the mass and burial, there will be a reception and celebration of Tom Russo’s life at Chadwick’s in Georgetown.)

Donations may be made in Russo’s name to the V Foundation for Cancer Research or to Life With Cancer


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