Frank J Tusa

February 9, 1941 ~ August 26, 2021 (age 80)


"When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will  make the face of heaven so fine, that all the world will be in love with night., And pay no worship to the garish sun."

It is with profound sadness we acknowledge the passing of Frank J. Tusa on August 26, 2021, with his beloved wife Jacqueline Balk Tusa by his side. He had a brilliant mind, was a fierce and committed feminist, a unique and unquestionably good man, and a devoted husband to Jacqueline. Frank was born in Boston on February 9, 1941, to Dominic and Pat Tusa; he received his BS from Northeastern University and Masters Degree and PhD in History from Penn State University. HIs career was spent at the Library of Congress and Montgomery College.

Dr. Tusa was a quiet man with a razor sharp mind, a sly wit, and devoid of ego who was especially passionate about opera, good wine, and of course, West Highland Terriers. The ultimate mensch, he made a lasting impression on those who knew and loved him. 

Dr. Tusa is survived by his wife Jacqueline; his nephew John Broderick, his niece Kathy Zarinsky; his sister-in-law Joan Berenson, and his niece Amy Berenson.

Services being held privately. To honor this very splendid man, please consider a contribution to Frank Tusa Graduate Fellowship Fund, Penn State, 2583 Gateway Drive, Bristol Place 1, Suite 130, State College, 16801. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

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