Passing of Tony Strollo

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I was thinking very early this morning of the passing of Bruce Springsteen’ long time personal trainer Tony Strollo age 40? this week. Tony was also so nice to the Bruce fans at the shows he had become one of Bruce’s key people on the road, taking on a bigger role with the passing of Terry Magovern.  Tony was a real nice guy so young, married family, kids, grew up in the area,so sad to hear of his passing. I hope all the people that benefited from his long time Bruce camp association, help and remember his young family.

I am sure Bruce Springsteen will help provide for his family, his children are  very young. The new Bruce Springsteen video “We take care of our own” has new meaning to me today. and  rings very true this week . I have not heard this anywhere in the local media I am sure people like Stan Goldstein know about it, not sure why its not been reported, I just wanted to pay my respects.

Fans if you ever hung outside the shows at convention hall during rehearsals, or walking the streets with Bruce in Europe, Tony was always there and would come out and say hello during breaks.

He died while in California
Anthony M. Strollo
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Anthony M. Strollo

AGE: 40 • Tinton Falls

Anthony M. Strollo, 40, of Tinton Falls, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Tony was born and raised in West Long Branch and has lived in Tinton Falls for the past 10 years. He graduated from Shore Regional High School where he was a varsity football player. He earned his Associate Degree in Psychology from Brookdale Community College, Phi Theta Kappa, and was a member of the National Dean’s List. Tony was the owner of Professional Fitness where he was a personal trainer for 16 years. He enjoyed motorcycle rides, reading, music, surfing, paddle boarding, traveling the world and loved spending time with his family in Maine. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving is his loving wife, Jana Strollo of Tinton Falls, and his beloved daughters, Chloe and Gracie Strollo; his parents, Stephen and Funzie Strollo; brothers and sister, Stephen Strollo and Julie and daughter, Caitlin, Gia Amato and her husband Ralph and daughter, Toni Ann, and Michael Strollo and his wife Jeanette. Also surviving is his paternal grandmother, Ann Strollo and his maternal grandmother, Ada Del Vecchio. He is also survived by his in-laws, Mark and Gaye Ouellette; brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Kristy Ouellette and nephew, Eben; brother-in-law, Joel Ouellette and Kim, and brother-in-law, Jared Ouellette. Also surviving is his wife’s maternal grandmother, Glenda Richards. Tony also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, countless close friends, and a special cat named Siboney.

A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, February 17, 2012 from 5-9pm at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Tony’s memory to: Waddell and Reed C/O Jana Strollo, 64 Cloverdale Circle, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 to benefit his beloved daughters, Chloe and Gracie.

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