Adolph Tesone

Adolph "Ace" Tesone

Thursday, June 5th, 1930 - Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Adolph (Ace) Tesone, 90, of Swarthmore, PA, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2020, in Nashville, TN.

Ace was born in Philadelphia, PA to Domenick and Lena Tesone on June 5, 1930. He attended South Philadelphia High School. He owned a custom tailoring shop in South Philadelphia with his father, and also made a living as a jazz musician; playing with Chubby Checker, Billie Holiday, Buddy Rich, Mel Torme, Bobby Rydell, Fabian, to name a few. In addition to playing music he was an avid baseball fan and loved watching the Phillies play.

Ace is preceded in death by his parents Domenick and Lena, siblings William and Marlene, and his wife, Betty-Ann.

Ace is survived by his children Lisa Blong of Nashville, TN and Greg (Ellie) Tesone of Ventnor, NJ. His grandchildren, John Blong, Michael (Elise) Blong, Allison Blong, Caroline Tesone, Courtney Tesone and Marley Tesone.

The family of Ace wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Fresenius Dialysis in Swarthmore, PA, as well as the staff of the Bridge at Hickory Woods in Nashville, TN.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Saturday, October 24th at Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service 202 S. Chester Pk Glenolden, PA.

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    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service
    202 S. Chester Pk
    Glenolden, PA 19036-2102
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Posted at 08:14pm
Keeping the Blong and Tesone family in our thoughts and prayers. We love you Allison!
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Posted at 04:43pm
Some quick memories about ACE in a short period of time that I came into his life. To talk about him is a pleasure, a gratifying
attempt. As I teamed up with Marlene I became best friends with ACE. The first remembrance, he would get a big kick out of,
was when Betty Ann would rebuke me about my philosophy of life, debating for hours and how I should follow her ideas which
in her mind were sacred. Eventually I would have to give in and ACE would laugh heartily. Another remembrance is when Marlene
would vacuum the rug in front of his famous couch while he was watching the Phillies. He would have to lift his legs high so she could vacuum underneath his legs. As I looked at ACE he would make visible jesters with his face and laugh sarcastically at Marlene he was funny, but keep his cool. I'll close with our famous trip to Europe. He was so much fun, while we were taking turns driving Lisa and Marlene would make comments about our driving. ACE, under his breath would criticize them both and I would laugh and carry on. The final blow came when Lisa got upset about choosing the Monastery in Florence Italy (converted to a hotel). It was very old, haunted, possessed with ghosts she wanted out. Lisa start crying very upset. Well ACE looked at me and with his mannerisms we both got hysterical not knowing weather to be worried about Lisa staying or leaving.

Anthony Gambardello

Posted at 11:56am
Please accept my condolences. ACE and I had many a fun times together. Through his personality, Music and dry humor he was great.
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Posted at 09:17am
It was a great honor to have met and cared for Ace. Ace was a true gentlemen an his stories of his past were simply a treasure. I will hold Ace dear to my heart an pray he rest in peace!

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