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Andy "Barney" Ross posted a condolence
Wednesday, December 26, 2018The Lisa Family, I am so sorry to just learn of Tony's death. We were friends during my years at Glassboro State (1968-72). Tony was always a good guy and friend. When I played basketball Tony was the manager/trainer/assistant coach. He did so much for the college. I am sorry for your loss, our loss. My sincere condolences. Andy "Barney" Ross Harmony, New Jersey
Andrew Netti posted a condolence
Saturday, August 18, 2018I am so sorry for the loss of coach. He was such a kind man. Even though my team was not that good and we were small, he always said hello to me and took time to talk to me about swimming at the Met Conference Championships. He never forgot about the little guys in the sport. We have lost a true gentleman and professional.
Lee Samuels posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 7, 2018going to miss you Tony - you are and always will be one of the best we have ever met - Lee Samuels and Family
Dave and Kathy Pasquarella posted a condolence
Friday, June 22, 2018In this sorrowful time, we extend to you our heartfelt condolences. We are blessed to have known Coach Lisa and grateful for his unwavering dedication to & support of youth swimming. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Lisa Family.
RM Doc Ludemann posted a condolence
Thursday, June 21, 2018I knew Tony from West Point. When I stepped on the deck at Rowan in 2016 Tony was one of the first people to welcome me and say hello. I considered that an honor. He was a great coach, but more importantly a wonderful human being. From our swimming family here at U/B we send our love and respect. RM Doc Ludemann U/B swimming
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Susan Hartzel posted a condolence
Thursday, June 21, 2018Dear Families & Friends, I'm so sorry! You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Love Susan Hartzel
Joey Molle posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 20, 2018Tony was my first swim coach and got me started to what became a long athletic career. I've always held the Lisa family in the highest regard and I'm proud to have been a friend of Tony's and his kids over the years. It is with a heavy heart that I'm sending prayers to Mrs. Lisa, Brian, and Suzanne. I hope you all find peace in this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Joey
Joan gresk posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 20, 2018Dear Lisa , my deepest sympathy to you. I know how much a brothers present and love mean to their sisters. So very sorry for your loss...
Kim DeFiori posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 20, 2018I’m so sorry for your loss. Tony was an incredible coach and friend. I first met Tony my junior year at West Point. He was so happy and always took time to personally engage with everyone. His smile was contagious. West Point is a difficult experience for a cadet, but Tony made it easier for me with his positive and compassionate attitude. I went back to West Point last year and had the opportunity to spend some time with him again. It’s like ten years hadn’t even passed. He was just as compassionate and loving as ever. I learned a lot from Tony: how to treat people, show empathy, and have meaningful interactions. Everyday he spent on this earth he made it better. I strive to be a better person because of the impact he had on my life. The entire Lisa family is in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you find peace with his passing knowing the incredible impact he had on so many people. Tony will forever be remembered and missed.
Ann Quinn posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 20, 2018Bryan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you in this difficult time
Justin List posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 20, 2018During my time at Rowan I played soccer. Every time I saw Coach Lisa in esby gym I was always greeted with a “ hey, how are you,” and a hand shake was we passed each other in the hallway. Truly a man with nothing but class . My deepest condolences and prayers to the family during this difficult time.
David Rucci posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 20, 2018Very sorry to hear this news. Tony coached my kids early in their swim careers and gave them a great foundation. My condolences to the family and know that he touched many families in a positive way.
Deb and Joe Mendolia posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 19, 2018To his friends and acquaintances, Tony Lisa was a true gentleman possessing of a kind and loving spirit. To Tony’s family, he was so much more.. While his physical presence is missing,Tony’s memory is indelible. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Tony’s family, his friends, and all those whose lives he touched through his work and through his philanthropy. His legacy is an inspiration indeed.
Nancy Sooy posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 19, 2018Lisa family, I am so sorry to hear of Coach Lisa's passing. He was my HPE teacher at Glassboro State many years ago and his kindness and infectiously positive attitude left a lasting impression on me. I pray your family finds peace and comfort in the memories you share and in knowing that Tony touched so many lives.
Big Al Szolack posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 19, 2018To the Family of Tony Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Tony. I attended Glassboro State with him. What a great person! He was a man that you loved to be around. I ran into him from time to time and we would talk at length. He would always brighten up my day. You couldn't help but to love him. May God Bless the Lisa family. In Jesus Name, Big Al Mk 10:27
Jane Dinsmore posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 19, 2018I have known Tony since his days coaching at Wenonah. I saw him often at Rowan before his retirement, and even a few times after. He always greeted me warmly, and we would exchange information on what our kids were up to. I will miss that. Lee joins me in expressing our sympathy to his family.
Phyllis Bowers lit a candle
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Sue Medio posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 19, 2018Connie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Try to find comfort in the happy memories.
Tony Surace & Dr. Ed Salmon posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 19, 2018Family of Tony Lisa, Our deepest condolences to all of you on Tony's passing. As difficult as this time must be you can be comforted in the fact Tony had such a lasting impression on so many. Long ago, Tony became our student teacher at Millville High School and we realized immediately that he was someone very special. His ability to connect with kids and his knowledge of his subject matter was extraordinary. We have had literally hundreds of student teachers over our long career and Tony was #1. There was little doubt he would go on to a very successful career, which he did. We mourn with you but we also remember him for all of the great virtues and beliefs he demonstrated. We will always remember Tony's impact on us. May God comfort you. Tony Surace and Dr. Ed Salmon
Karen Haynes posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 19, 2018My sincere condolences to the Lisa family. Tony was a wonderful person who always made everyone feel special with his big smile and sincere hello. He will be missed.
The Cole Family posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 19, 2018We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family and friends (Proverbs 17:17). For additonal strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Please accept our deepest condolences.
Craig Daniels posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 19, 2018Connie- We were shocked, and saddened, to learn of the passing of Tony. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Everyone will miss Tony!! Craig & Kathy Daniels
Philip and Kimberly Barca posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 19, 2018With our heartfelt sympathy to the family. Such a wonderful man.
Clare and chuck lafferty posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018Our heartfelt condolences to the Lisa family. Tony was a wonderful person full of life. He helped our family when we needed it most by donating time to my husband at Rowan. I had Tony as a teacher of HPE and it was always so much fun We are saddened by this news and we pray for Tony and his family and friends. Clare and chuck lafferty
Tom mchugh posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018It was are gift to have you in our lives you coach and work with our daughter Erin , and I played golf and socialize with you many times . It was great seeing you a couple of months ago . May god hold you close . RIP
Cindy Burke Gies posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018Please know that the Burke's are saddened by your loss and know that he will be in the hearts of many swimmers! Tony did a lot for Greenwood Park and Rowan/ Glassboro State College, and his legacy will live on. What a wonderful tribute to his passion for the sport and passion for his family. If I lived in NJ, I would have tried to attend the service. If there is a pool gathering somewhere, please post it on the Bells Lake Facebook page. The Burke's are thinking of you and hope that you remember all of the good times during this time of loss. Hugs! Cindy Burke Gies
Randall Brown posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018Tony was one of the few people that believed in me and kept me going when I was swimming. I'll never forget how his charisma enveloped the whole room when he walked in.
Richard J. Rand & Bruce A. Phillips, Jr. posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018Tony was wise, kind, creative, likeable, smart, and successful himself, but more importantly inspired these qualities in many others as well. He was unique, a very special and talented person. But I remember him mostly as a great guy and a wonderful father to Bryan and Suzanne. No matter how busy he became, he always had time for a smile or a warm handshake for me and others who came into his world, always inclusive and considerate. Every bit a class act, but never pretentious or elitist, Tony had the knack of helping you find your own way, using your own strengths - the kind of lessons with value for life. We miss him terribly, but we also honor the wonderful gift of his life and all the things he discovered and shared with us.
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Monday, June 18, 2018
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Melissa Shinn posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018I’m so very sorry for your loss. May God bless you during this difficult time and hold you close. I pray the memories never fade and you hold strong in your faith that you will one day meet again. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sheli Bower Burgess posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018Dear Connie, Bryan and Suzanne, Bob and I were so saddened to hear of Tony's passing. He was an awesome person and I feel lucky to have known and worked with him. Some of the best years of my life were spent coaching with Tony at Wenonah and I admired him for his endless talents! He was so smart (I couldn't believe how he could do splits in his head in seconds), funny (nobody could tell a joke better), and he wanted and knew how to win!! I LOVED that about him!! I have so many wonderful memories, I could go on and on! Tony made swimming so much fun and I learned to be a better teacher, coach, and person because of him! He was an amazing man and Bob and I feel blessed that he was a part of our family's life!! He touched countless lives and will be greatly missed! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sheli
Fred Berl posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018We are so sorry for your loss. Tony has such passion for swimming and the love he had for teaching, especially younger kids, benefited my daughter as well as thousands of others.
Mike Herner posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018Knew Tony from when he assisted Glassboro State men's soccer. Played against him in men's indoor soccer. Always like him, he was a fine young man.
Rick Hern posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018We were so sad and shocked to here the news .Tony was such a great person and will really be missed. Our hearts are with your family ...Rick and Beth Hern...
Bryant Heisinger posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018Dear family of Tony Lisa, My sincerest condolences on the passing of Tony. For several years in the 1970s and 80s, I had the pleasure of interacting with Tony as a sportswriter and sports information director at (then) Glassboro State College. Although we primarily talked “business” about the swim team or soccer team, the kind and compassionate spirit Tony possessed always came through in our talks. He was the epitome of what a coach should represent. Although this is a time of much sadness, I am certain, in time, that the many wonderful memories you have of Tony will once again bring a twinkle to your eye, and a smile to your lips, every time you think of him. Best regards, Bryant Heisinger
Tonya Hoelke posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018My family and most importantly my children have such found memories of Coach Tony and Greenwood Park Swim club. His passion and love of coaching the sport of swimming made you as a parent want to step your own game up! He was so respected by my children, that performing at their best in practice and in competition, was the only option! He was even supportive of their other sports and truly cared to hear all about their current endeavors. We will miss this Icon of a man and God Bless his family and thank you for sharing him with all of us. Rob, Tonya and Lauren and Matt Hoelke
Bonnie Quigley Rhea posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018Dear Dot, Dee, Ro, and family, So sorry for the loss of Anthony. I have wonderful memories of growing up and living with your family. My prayers are with all of you. Love to all.
Amy Pocino Kelly posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018To Tony’s family - I am so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. He was my coach for many years at Greenwood Park. He influenced what a big part swimming has played in my life both in terms of the sport itself and the amazing people who are part of it - many of whom are some of my best friends. Tony left his mark on this world and is gone too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will be making a donation to the Special Olympics in his memory.
Roberta Fitzgerald posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018So sorry to learn of Tony's passing. We began our GSC/RU "adventure" almost at the same time in HPE. I even typed his Master's Thesis! I moved on to professional positions, while Tony stayed and grew professionally in HPE. When my grandkids were in HS, they each participated in Tony's TNT swim programs. Tony touched so many with his kindness and his skills. He will be remembered by so many as someone who made a difference.
Ann Peel posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018Tony impacted my daughter's life in many positive ways as her winter swim coach at TNT at Rowan University. My family is very saddened to hear of your families sudden loss.
Susan Evans posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018God Bless you And May You Rest In Peace. I barely knew you but have known of you for over 30 years and always in a most favorable light. Peace - Susan Evans GSC Class of 1985
Harry dalbow posted a condolence
Monday, June 18, 2018Sorry for your loss. Tony was a real great guy. Glad I knew him as a friend for all these years
Maria Rossi Kerr posted a condolence
Sunday, June 17, 2018What a terrible loss. He was such a bright spot in my education at Glassboro State. And throughout all of my years after college whenever I ran into him he aways remembered me by name and made the effort to have a conversation with me. He will be missed. RIP Tony!
Richard Marineau posted a condolence
Sunday, June 17, 2018Tony was my roommate while in the Air Force. We had the best time. My memories of him will last forever. Love you Tony.
Carolyn "Pinky" Quinn posted a condolence
Sunday, June 17, 2018Sending Love- Tony was one of my first swim coaches, and taught me to love swimming during my "8 & under" days at Greenwood Park. Tony's encouragement in and out of the pool has stayed with me to this day-
Judy Herbst posted a condolence
Sunday, June 17, 2018We first met Tony at a tricounty dual meet in which our son with Down syndrome was swimming on an unofficial 15 to 18 year-old relay for Green Fields Swim Club. Michael was the anchor, and he did his best, but finished last. Tony held up the meet to greet Michael with a congratulatory hand shake. What a touching moment for Mike and us. Tony didn't know Mike, but made him feel so important with his kind gesture. Several years later Tony became a volunteer coach for Mike's Special Olympics swim team, and we recalled that moment. He was an outstanding coach for the SPARCS team. How someone treats a person with a disability says volumes about his character. Tony will be greatly missed.
Tom Sliwowski posted a condolence
Sunday, June 17, 2018Tony was a great man. He will be missed - R.I.P. Tony. The Sliwowski Family (Dianne, Tom, Luke & Mark) as well as all your golf buddies from Running Deer.
Shaitra Flores posted a condolence
Sunday, June 17, 2018I am so sorry for your loss Suzanne. I am thinking about your family and hope your wonderful memories bring you peace.
Jaime Burrough Jess posted a condolence
Sunday, June 17, 2018Very sad to hear of Tony’s passing. He was a passionate coach, and I was fortunate enough to finish my wenonah career with him. He was the one that encouraged me to begin coaching and was always good for a hug, smile or joke when I saw him on deck in the years that followed. My condolences to Connie, Bryan and Suzanne. May you find strength in these upcoming days as you are reminded just how much the man you loved was loved by so many others. The swimming world will always remember Tony’s influence.
Barbara Lisa posted a condolence
Sunday, June 17, 2018To Connie and all family members, I am Dee saddened at the loss of Tony. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time. May the Lord cover you with His grace and bring comfort and strength to you.
Hahn Family posted a condolence
Sunday, June 17, 2018Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lisa family. Our memories of Tony are many but mostly we remember him as a kind and caring man who loved all his “kids” and the sport of swimming. God bless you and your family.
Nicole Mazzei-Williams posted a condolence
Sunday, June 17, 2018Love and hugs to you all during this very difficult time. I hope for your sake and for ours, we can be comforted by the many memories we have of him- whether it be swimming,, family gatherings, or one of his many jokes, I hope there will be some smiles through the many tears ❤️
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