Neil Russakoff

obit_russakoffNeil Russakoff, 50, died on Sept. 23, 2016, of complications from bone marrow transplantation due to chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Russakoff was a pediatrician in Tucson.

He is survived by his wife, Maria (Isaacs); sons, Max and Ben; parents, David and Ina Russakoff of Birmingham, Ala.; brothers, Steven (Wyndi) Russakoff of Seattle and Daniel (Betsy) Russakoff of San Francisco.

Services were held at Temple Emanu-El with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon and Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg officiating, along with Rabbi Helen Cohen of Congregation M’Kor Hayim, followed by interment at Sha’arei Shalom Cemetery (All Faiths).

Memorial contributions may be made to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98109; Reach Out and Read Southern Arizona, c/o Literacy Connects, 200 E. Yavapai Road, Tucson, AZ 85705; or Camp Pasquaney, 19 Pasquaney Lane, Hebron, NH 03241.