Russell "Rusty" Tullio died Jan. 21, 2016, in Tulsa, Okla. He was 68.
He was born in Delta Oct. 9, 1947, to Mike and Cecelia Tullio. He graduated from Paonia High School.
He enjoyed watching the Eagles wrestle and play football. He provided shirts for the teams and enjoyed their wins even when he was far away.
Mr. Tullio served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. He worked in the Somerset mine and at American Airlines.
He is survived by his children, Jordan Tullio (John Cockran) and Shannon Tullio; five grandchildren; a brother, Bruce Tullio; a sister, Shirley Morgan; an aunt, Marcy Boss; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Michael; a son, Colby Tullio; and his wife, Vickie.
A memorial was held in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 25.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.