Weehawken High School principal passes away

WEEHAWKEN–Anthony Colasurdo, 67, Weehawken High School’s principal, passed away on Thursday, July 12. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Zywicki confirmed the news on his Twitter account.

“Tony touched the lives of thousands of Weehawken children during his four decades of service to Weehawken,” Zywicki wrote. “Please keep Tony’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Colasurdo was also a former English teacher, baseball coach, and assistant coach for other sports at WHS.

His family issued a statement on a GoFundMe page started to fund the Anthony P. Colasurdo Memorial Scholarship. The fundraiser raised $6,664 of its original $1,000 in only two days.

“He was truly one of a kind – an incredibly gifted musician & performer, a coach, leader, and mentor to thousands of students across four decades in the Weehawken School District, and most importantly a man of the highest character, who approached life with humor, charm, integrity, and an ever-present smile on his face,” the family said.

The Mack Memorial Home in Secaucus will hold a memorial service for Colasurdo on Wednesday, July 18, from 5-9 p.m. The home is located at 1245 Paterson Plank Rd.