On Monday evening, the Bridgeville Town Commission held their monthly workshop meeting, where commission members remember commissioner Lawrence “Tazz” Tassone. Commissioner Tassone suddenly passed away on August 20th. Mr. Tassone was 82 years old. He had served on the Bridgeville Town Commission for nine years.
Mr. Tassone joined the United States Air Force in 1955 and retired on June 30th, 1977 as a highly decorated Master Sergeant. He was the recipient of The Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Joint Service Commendation Medals, and the Army Commendation Medal. He served almost 16 years overseas beginning in South Korea, Germany for two tours, Saudi Arabia, Italy, South Vietnam and Thailand. He was the co-founder of the Heritage Shores Military Club.
According to the obituary published in this week’s paper, friends may call on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 10 to 11 a.m. with a time for sharing of remembrances to begin at 11 a.m.at the Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws Street, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Interment with military honors will take place at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA at a date and time to be announced.
The Commissioner President Tom Carey and Commissioner Tim Banks, who attended the meeting along with Town Manager Jesse Savage gave their thoughts on Mr. Tassone’s passing. Commissioners Bruce Smith and Sharon McDowell were not in attendance due to prior commitments.
“Mr. Tassone loved serving the town of Bridgeville” said commission President Tom Carey. “Tazz did a great job representing the Heritage Shores community. He was a dedicated servant, who was always prepared for town meetings. He served as secretary of the commission for many years and he kept his constituents well informed of town issues. Mr. Tassone brought a wealth of knowledge, as well as business and life experience to the commission. He was able to express views which were helpful in many areas. His untimely and sudden death has stunned the commission and we will miss his presence moving forward. Our thought and prayers are with his family during their time of mourning.”
Commissioner Tim Banks remembers Mr. Tassone as a well-respected member of not only the commission, but also as a respected member of the community. “Mr. Tassone was respected all over town. He served his community with honor and dignity, Not only was he a member of the commission board, but he was also a friend and loyal member of the Kiwanis Club. He will be sadly missed. My prayers go out to his family.”
Town manager Jesse Savage offered thoughts and prayers to Mr. Tassone’s family “Mr. Tassone will be missed by everyone. He had an extensive professional background and brought many great ideas to the Commission. He was always there to help and represented the Heritage Shore community very well. His input to commission issues and straightforwardness when talking about the issues will be missed.”