HOUSTON — David Jerome Russo, age 61, of Houston, Texas passed away peacefully on May 31, 2022 after a brief illness surrounded by members of his loving family. David was born on September 16, 1960 in Galveston, Texas. He graduated from Ball High School in 1979 and attended the University of Texas at Austin for three years. He completed his education at the University of Houston, earning a B.S. in Geophysics, B.B.A. in Finance, Bachelor of Accountancy, and was a licensed CPA, certified internal auditor, and a certified forensic accountant. David had an accomplished career as a CPA and was employed with several companies as an internal auditor and forensic accountant. He later worked independently as a consultant of internal auditing until his current position as a forensic accountant with the FBI.
David was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Community where he was involved in prison ministry, served as a team member on Men’s ACTS Retreats, and was a co-facilitator in the Alpha Program. David’s passion was prison ministry and he enjoyed teaching and ministering to those in prison. He served as a team member on Kairos Retreats at the Carol Vance Unit in Sugar Land, Texas. He also served as a team member on St. Dismas Retreats and Kolbe Retreats at various units. He made weekly visits to the Kolbe House and the Isaiah House where he helped lead Bible studies and was a co-facilitator for the Alpha Program. And, he served on the Board of Directors of the Isaiah House.