Feb. 2, 1968 – May 12, 2013

Russell M. Alessi Jr., of the Town of Tonawanda, a vice president at M&T Bank, died Sunday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a three-year battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 45.

Mr. Alessi grew up in Amherst, attending Amherst High School and earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Medaille College. He also was an Eagle Scout.

He graduated from the Marine Reserve Officer Candidate School.

Mr. Alessi was a member of to Salem Lutheran Church. He was a fan of the New York Yankees fan, Bills and Sabres.

Survivors include his wife, Kim; his mother, Judy; four sisters, Elaine Ramesh, Diane Phelps, Marlene Seifert and Nadine Beacham, and two brothers, Christopher and Timothy.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. June 29 in Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle.