Russell J. Sciandra

April 25, 1923 - August 10, 2014
Russell J. Sciandra

Russell J. ìRussî Sciandra, 91, of Hendersonville passed away peacefully Sunday morning, August 10, 2014 at his home. A native of Buffalo, NY, he was a son of the late Joseph and Lucy Vaccaro Sciandra.

Russ served as a member of the highly regarded and greatest air armada in history, the ìMighty Eighthî division of the United States Air Force during WWII. He and his wife, Reggie, moved to Henderson County in 2007 and became members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Although he was a man of few words, his smiles were contagious. He loved his family very much; they meant the world to him.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Reggie Sciandra; daughters Barbara Jo Craig and husband Bob of Waynesville, Joanne Biddle and husband Bill of Horse Shoe, Mary Sciandra of Cocoa, FL, and Lucy Sciandra of Orlando, FL; son Russell Sciandra and wife, Jamie of Chippewa Falls, WI; grandchildren Mary Elizabeth Craig of Tucson, AZ, Benjamin Craig of Waynesville, and Nick Biddle and wife Kelsey of Perry, GA; brother, James Sciandra of Downingtown, PA; and sister Marie DiFranceso and husband Jack of North Tonawanda, NY.


Memorial

Thursday, August 14, 2014
12:00 AM

Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Directions
100 Brian Berg Lane
Brevard, NC 28712

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  • August 13, 2014
    Mary Terry says:
    i am very sorry to hear about russ, my prayers are with the family.

  • August 13, 2014
    Carolyn Fryson says:
    To Sciandra Family...My Love and Prayers are with you and Mrs Reg...during this time. Love you guys

  • August 13, 2014
    Marlene Henderson says:
    To all the Sciandra Family and extended family and friend. I am so very sorry for the loss of Russell (Russ) He was such a kind and caring and loving man. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I pray the Lord brings you comfort and strength during this very difficult time. Hugs and Love and many blessings to each of you. Marlene

  • August 13, 2014
    Joyce Harrison says:
    Mary, my prayers & thoughts are with you & your family.

  • August 13, 2014
    darlene ferrell says:
    SO VERY SORRY IN THE LOSS OF ONE OF THE SWEETEST KINDEST CHRISTIAN MEN I HAVE EVER MEET, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO ALL THE FAMILIES MEMBERS AND FRIENDS, LOVE DARLENE