Sunday, March 21, 2010

In Honor of Tony Nigro

I know I'm getting old when I find myself scanning the obituaries.

After getting the kids squared away this morning and shaking off a little bit of last night's bender I read that Tony Nigro had passed on Friday.

I didn't know Tony Nigro. Never met him. I'm certain he was a great man.

I know this because of his boys.

The charity event circuit is beginning here this spring and there are seemingly countless great events and better causes. Over and over again I will see the Nigro Brothers, sporting pressed western wear and cowboy hats, donating their time as auctioneers at those events. In fact, they work so many events that they often have to split up to cover them all. I've heard they cover HUNDREDS of events a year.

Tony Nigro raised some great men. These guys give of their time and talent in a way that is impressive. They are great at what they do. They do it completely free. If you are hosting an event you hope and pray for the success of your event that they are 1. available and 2. like your cause enough to say yes. They must like tons of causes because these guys are everywhere.

So, I feel bad for those boys today because they lost their dad on Friday. I hope it brings them some comfort that they certainly made him very proud.

Mr. Nigro was 85 and was a World War II veteran. Rest in Peace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Nigro and his entire family are incredibly wonderful people. I want to thank you for your nice words to help commemorate Tony Sr., he was truly one of a kind and will be missed by more than any of us will ever realize. He was known as Popo by his grandchildren and he will always be there for them. Thank you again.