New Jersey Stage
New Jersey Stage on social media


NOTE: NJ Stage is not affiliated with this event. For ticket info, please contact the venue directly.


Celebration of Life - Susan Lisle

By Gary Wien


(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Asbury Park Music Scene lost another member of its community in July when Susan Lisle passed away at 61. Susan was truly one of the strongest supporters of the local scene and could often be seen throughout the clubs in the area. Unfortunately, in the end, cancer finally got the best of her.

The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park is holding a special "Celebration of Life - Susan Lisle" tribute on Wednesday, August 11 starting at 5pm. Many of the area's best loved musicians including Bob Burger, Bobby Bandiera, Vini Lopez, Ricky DeSarno, and Sonny Kenn are expected to perform. The music will run from 5pm to at least 10pm. Admission is a suggested donation of $10.

On a personal level, I will never forget seeing Susan at the shows. I remember one time when I was at the Celtic Cottage to see Bob Burger play and Bobby Bandiera made an appearance for the first time in several years. I had just come from another show so I still had my camera and managed to take some photos and a couple of videos of the brief reunion. Susan asked if she could get a copy. Well, for some reason I kept forgetting to bring her the photos show after show, year after year, but she never forgot that I had them. I finally remembered to get the photos to her several years later and she was very thankful. She loved the local artists like Bob Burger so much that it actually made you feel good. For me, it's always nice when you meet someone that believes the show they are seeing that night (whether it's a local show or a world-famous band) is the best show taking place anywhere in the world that night. That's how I often felt and I could tell Susan felt the same way.

This will be the second tribute to a fallen member of the local community following the tribute to Robin Suhoskey held a few months earlier. Both Susan and Robin were such great fans of the local music scene that it almost feels as though an era is ending. I'll be at the tribute and hope to see many of the people we've all come to know and be friends with due to our shared love of music.


Here's her obituary from Legacy.com

Susan Stewart Lisle, 61, of Tinton Falls, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at home. Susan was born and raised in South Orange and graduated from Columbia High School. She spent many summers at the beach in Ocean Grove and lived there after high school before moving to Tinton Falls in 1977. She worked at St. Barnabas Medical Center until the birth of her first child in 1980. She devoted her time entirely to her children until they were school age. She then continued to care for her children when she re-entered the work force, first in the Tinton Falls school system, and then for over 10 years at the New Shrewsbury Racquet Club. She also provided meals for the youth groups at her church, Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, for over 15 years. During the summer, Susan could be found at the beach every day that the weather permitted. Her love of the beach was eclipsed only by her love of live music. From early concerts of the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen to the current Jersey Shore rock scene, Susan could always be spotted in the crowd by her sparkling jewelry, long wild hair and easy smile. She was a devoted, kind and patient wife and mother, a lover of animals and a friend to all.
She is survived by her husband, John D. Lisle; her children, Suzanne, Jonathan and Stephanie Lisle; and her sister, Lyndah Hawtin.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15 at the Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Road, Red Bank. Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 16 at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove. Those who wish, may send flowers to the funeral home. To e-mail a condolence message, please visit www.ogmhognj.com.



For more by this author, click here




More Articles You Might Like

Backstreet Boys To Perform In Newark
Backstreet Boys To Perform In Newark
The Black Keys Tour To Hit NY and Philly
The Black Keys Tour To Hit NY and Philly
Phil Collins to Perform at MSG
Phil Collins to Perform at MSG
NJPAC Presents Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour On September 29
NJPAC Presents Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour On September 29
Newton Theatre Presents The Jayhawks
Newton Theatre Presents The Jayhawks
Celine Dion To Perform At Prudential Center On March 7, 2020
Celine Dion To Perform At Prudential Center On March 7, 2020






Event calendar
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019


MUSIC

THE YOUNG'UNS @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 6:30pm

SQUEEZE THE SQUEEZE SONGBOOK TOUR @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Beck and Cage the Elephant @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel - 6:00pm

Tuesdays on Broadway: Linda Miller & the Girls Next Door (Tribute to Girl Groups) @ Broadway Bandshell Long Branch, Long Branch - 7:00pm

Rock the Yacht 2019 @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:30pm

WALTER TROUT @ Ocean City Music Pier, Ocean City - 7:00pm







COMEDY

CRAIG SHOEMAKER @ Howie Mandels Comedy Club at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

View all events

























New Jersey Stage © 2019 by Wine Time Media, LLC | PO Box 140, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 | info@newjerseystage.com

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms.
If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.