Tim Russert's Dad Dies
WWII veteran, preceded in death by son Tim Russert, dies of natural causes
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2009 5:54 AM CDT
"Big Russ & Me" is a book by Tim Russert about his father.   (Amazon.com)
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(Newser) – Tim Russert’s father Timothy, subject of Tim’s book Big Russ and Me, Father and Son: Lessons in Life, died yesterday. Russert, 85, was also the grandfather of NBC News correspondent Luke Russert, Mediabistro reports. “While he was affectionately known to the world as ‘Big Russ,’ he carried no more important nor meaningful titles than those of father, grandfather, great-grandfather, patriot and friend,” his family said in a statement.