Anthony Vincent Fasano Esteemed professor and chiropractor, of Lakewood Anthony Vincent Fasano, 80, of Lakewood, N.J., died Friday, April 14, 2017, at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, N.J. Memorial visiting will be Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Rd., at Rt. 70, Brick. A funeral service will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Committal will be private. Born in Glen Ridge, N.J., Anthony grew up in Montclair, N.J., and Newark, N.J., eventually moving to Old Bridge, N.J., then to Pennsylvania. Anthony was a graduate of Weequahic High School in 1954, and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He received an A.B. in biology and chemistry from University of Northern Colorado, a Ph.D. from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in anatomy and neuroanatomy, and a D.C. from Pennsylvania Chiropractic College. Anthony taught human gross anatomy, neuro-anatomy, embryology and genetics in medical, dental, and chiropractic schools, and retired as a full professor. After retiring from teaching, Anthony found his calling as a chiropractor. He was a visiting professor of anatomy of St. George University School of Medicine Grenada, West Indies. Throughout his teaching career, Anthony was the recipient of several Outstanding Teaching Awards. In addition to Anthony's many academic achievements, he also served as a New Jersey hotline supervisor, board of directors of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and a life member of Cheesequake First Aid Squad, Old Bridge, where he spent time as a C.P.R. and E.M.T. instructor. Anthony was also a licensed massage therapist, and Reiki Master and recently became an ordained Christian minister from the Christian National Church. Anthony's many loves were running, hiking, dancing, and coaching his children in baseball and soccer. Anthony was predeceased by his parents, Benjamin and Catherine Fasano; his stepmother, Rose Velardo, and his sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Anthony Rizzo. Surviving are his two children, Steven Fasano and his wife, Sharlene, of Green Brook, N.J., and Dana Salsano and her husband, Frank, of Brick, N.J., and three grandchildren, Lydia, Valentina, and Talia. He is also survived by his sister, Rachel Futter and her husband, Bob, of Cliffwood Beach, N.J., and his former wife, Linda Fasano of Barnegat, N.J. In addition, he is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anthony's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For more information or to send condolences, please visit obrienfuneralhome.com .
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