Richard J. “RJ” Bruno, 42, of Geneva, passed away on Wednesday (November 14, 2018) in his home after a brief illness surrounded by his family.
Friends may call at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St., Geneva, on Sunday (November 18, 2018) from 2 to 5 p.m. A prayer service will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the St. Francis/St. Stephen’s Education Fund.
RJ was born in Geneva and was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Richard J. and Suzanne Van Blarcum Bruno. He was a graduate of Geneva High School, Class of 1994, and was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish. RJ was a heavy equipment operator for Massa Construction and ran his family Business.
He is survived by his wife, Jami Tiballi Bruno; son, Jonathan Bruno; daughter, Ella Bruno; brother, Joseph (Joanne) Bruno of Waterloo; uncle, Louis Bruno of Fla.; his aunt, Mary Ann (Richard) Sphierloh of Lake Charles, La.; his mother-in-law, Patricia (Robert Shaw) Talomie of Geneva; father-in-law, James (Martha) Tiballi of Geneva; brother-in-law, Jeffrey (Joanne James) Tiballi of Geneva; his niece, Brianna Uvani; and his nephew, Richard Bruno.
He was predeceased by his grandparents Harold and Marian Van Blarcum.