Obituary: Russell Lombardo


Funeral services for Russell Lombardo will be Thursday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cullman Funeral Home Chapel.   The Rosary will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Interment will be at the Cullman City Cemetery.  Father Patrick Eagan and Pastor Fred Rivers will officiate the services.

Cullman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr.  Lombardo was born Oct. 17, 1936 to John Lombardo and Rose Gideon Lombardo and passed from this life Aug. 10, 2020 at his residence.

He served his country in the U.S. Army.  He owned and operated Lombardo’s Pasta Bar for 21 years.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He never met a stranger.

Mr. Lombardo was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patty Willingham Lombardo; sons John (Sue) Lombardo, Chris (Carol) Lombardo, and Luke (Jana) Lombardo; daughter Tiffani Lombardo (Chris) Reynolds; grandchildren Ashley (Michael) Leak, Anthony (Lacey) Reynolds, Alexis Lombardo, Victoria Lombardo, Racquel Lombardo, Eli Lombardo, and Gideon Lombardo; great-grandchildren Zayden Calvert, Kirklyn Calvert, Brandon Leak, and Ellavie Reynolds; and a host of family and friends.

Friends may sign the online guest book at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.