George Anthony “Tony” Zusman

George Anthony “Tony” Zusman, 52, of Woodstock, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at home.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.  The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Zusman was born May 24, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, son of the late Stephen Dale Zusman and Margaret Reed Zusman.  He was employed as a visitor’s assistant at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center.  He was a Civil War Re-enactor and was a founding member of the 6th Virginia Infantry and long-time officer in Longstreet’s Corps.  He was a board member of Cedar Creek Battlefield, and treasurer/secretary of AFSCME union.  He is survived by his wife, Virginia Leah Zusman.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, glen Allen, VA 23060 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 321, Woodstock, VA 22664.

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26 Condolences to George Anthony “Tony” Zusman

  1. Paul & Jackie Sheerer says:

    Our deepest sympathies go out to Tony’s family. We met Tony reenacting with Longstreet’s Corp. We enjoyed time spent with him and he will be missed in the future. Respectfully, Paul & Jackie Sheerer

  2. Pam Gagen, Scottsdale, AZ says:

    Dear Virginia,
    Sadness does not begin to express my feeling at Tony’s passing. I will treasure the wonderful breakfast we had earlier this year when you came to Arizona for a visit. May God surround you in his loving arms as you mourn your loss. Tony will be missed by all who worked with him at the US Capitol. He made working there a better place. My deepest sympathies to you and your families! God Bless You.
    Respectfully, Pam Gagen
    (Coram Deo – Living Before the Face of God)

  3. Art & Diane Wingo says:

    Our deepest sympathies go out to Virginia. It is hard to express the loss we are feeling as this time with the passing of Tony as we have been friends with him for many years. May god bless he and his family.

    Let him pass over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.
    Art & Diane Wingo

  4. Sandra Coffman says:

    My deepest and most sincere thoughts go out to Tony’s family and many friends. What a wonderful soul who touched so many lives in such a positive way. RIP Tony – you are, and will be missed beyond words.

  5. Bobby & Brenda Harris says:

    Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out Mrs. Zusman. Tony’s passing is a great loss to all of us. We were blessed to have known him and call him friend.

  6. Calvin and Debbie Johnson says:

    Virginia, our sympathies and prayers go out to you in in your time of sorry. I have been a member of the 18th Va Co.G for close to 20 years, I always looked foward to seeing my friend Tony. We are all better people just for knowing him,we will miss him but never forget him.

  7. Mrs Zusman, Tony will be missed greatly a true Professional , Gentleman. Ambassador of Customer Service, and dear friend to all the family at U.S.Capitol Visitors Center. Here is a prayer for you; Let My Roots Sink Deep “The lord is my shepherd;I shall not
    want. he maketh me to lie down in green pastures:He leadeth me beside the still waters.”Psalm 23 1-2 Lord,I sit alone by a guiet stream. my thoughts turn to Psalm 23. the waters gently ripple by .Trees gracefully bow their branches and teasingly rustle their leaves in the pure, fresh breeze. A bird lilts a becking call to its mate. A distant falcon pierces the air with its echoing screech. Peace. Thank you, Lord. but what about when I must return to the hustle and bustle? How can I be prepared? I look at the trees their roots sink deep by the stream. In the same way, let my roots sink deep into you.
    Let me feed on your word. As we commune in prayer, let me drink from the livng water of your spirit. let me jump in and be bathed by your cleaning power. I will rely on you rather than things that are shallow and temporary. I can’t depend on my own abilites and strength, but I’m confident in your care and direction.
    I will take special notice of the good things when they come. I will fix my mind on what is pure and lovely and upright. When the heat and winds of life”s storms come, I will not fear; I know You are near. I will not worry but keep on producing
    a life that is a blessing for You and others. Let me take time often to come drink from Your quiet stream. I thank You for it.

  8. Sgt. Major Glazebrook says:

    We have all lost a great friend and comrade. He will surely be missed.
    GOD BLESS!

  9. Steve and Lori Haden says:

    What a loss of a true friend and mentor. CW events will never be the same for me without the possibility of seeing Tony. Our sincere condolences to Virginia and the rest of his family and friends.

  10. John & Jacquie Wagstaff says:

    I have know Tony since the 80′s. He was a true Southern Gentleman! He was a great guy and will be missed. When my wife got into re-enacting, he made her feel at home. Tony your julip’s will be missed. Our thoughts an prayers are with Virginia and family.

  11. Ara Carbonneau says:

    My deepest sympathies. Tony was so beloved by all of us here at the U.S. Capitol. He was always there to listen to a rough day or make me laugh when I didn’t think it was possible. My favorite memory was when Tony told me about his upcoming bbq road trip. He asked me where to get the best bbq in my home state. I told him Arthur Bryants. He told me on Facebook when he go there and agreed that the bbq in Kansas was remarkable. I am traveling back home this next week to Kansas for the holidays. I will be eating the best brisket around in Tony’s honor! Tony, you are missed. God Bless!

  12. Robin & Keith Southall says:

    Virginia,
    Robin and I are so deeply saddened by your loss, Tony and I have been friends for so many years I have to think hard to remember a time when I did not know him. Our loss is great but has no comparrison to yours, our hearts go out to you and to all who knew and loved Tony.
    Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.
    To all friends of Tony, rest in the knowledge that God loves has children and will not allow them to suffer.

    The sounds of war have settled, the weapons of war are still, the armies of war have moved away now and peace returns to the land again and the soldiers who fought in this mighty battle may now take their rest.

  13. Debbie and Harry Skeens says:

    Virginia…no words…there are just no words to express our feelings. You know that if it weren’t for Tony, there wouldn’t be a Debbie and Harry. So many memories of him at ODU, the camps/battlefields, the dinners, the trips, the visits (planned and unplanned). He was truly our adoptive brother in so many ways…always there for hugs, laughs, stories and that smile…oh that smile will be missed. We are here for you at anytime…just a phone call away.

  14. Dave and Pam Perkins says:

    Virginia, I have to echo the same as Debbie and Harry, “there are no words to express our feelings”. Even though we haven’t been close over the years it always made my day when we could meet up for a little while once a year or two. Memories flood back to the good times we had and even some of the bad that really wasn’t that bad having Tony with me. I told my son about one of the coldest nights I’ve ever spent outside with Tony at a Rozerville tactical many years ago. We spent the night hugging each other to stay warm an I probably had the better end since Tony carried more warmth than my skinny butt did! Needless to say we got a real schooling on exactly what our ancestors went through that night. I can still hear apple crates breaking so the boys could try to keep the fires going and Tony laughing while we laid on the ground together!
    May God bless and carry you gently through this Virginia like only He can do. Now let me go as the tears are going to short out the computer. Kind of sounds like something my brother Tony would say!

  15. Tony has been our friend for 20 years. He will be missed, not only by us, but by the hundreds whose lives he touched throughout Longstreet’s Corps and the reenacting community. Tony was one in a million…..sweet and sensitive, funny and humble, diligent and competent. Our thoughts out go to his family, and to our fellow reenactors who mourn his loss. God speed, dear friend.

  16. Cynthia & Cuz DiCarlo says:

    We will never be able to look at a domino again without thinking of Tony. Virginia, our deepest condolences.

  17. Tim Fogarty says:

    Tony’s friendship and humor will not be seen again any time soon. He was my friend and I will miss him greatly. Linda’s and my thoughts and prayers are with Virginia and both families in this time of loss.

  18. Doug Taylor says:

    Virgina and Family
    You have my deepest sympathies on Tony’s passing. He was indeed someone whom I always looked forward to seeing at events, Corps meetings and any time we were in the same place. I recall fondly many time we spent in conversation and some times it was about trivial things, some times business but Tony always had a way to make me laugh. I along with many other will dearly miss him. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you travel thru this diffacult time. God Bless and keep you in his arms! God speed Tony!

  19. Rick & Anita Henry says:

    Tony was a real friend. Rick and I will never forget all the times we spent joking with him about all of his “Dr. Tony’s” products. He brought joy and laughter everywhere he went, and will be sadly missed. He was so well respected, answered any question I had about anything about the Corps, and was a true asset to the Corps. Virginia, your family and I will be in our thoughts and prayers these next few weeks. He may be gone from this earth, but he will always be in our hearts. We will remember him always.

  20. Jack marahrens says:

    On behalf of myself, my family, and 1st. Texas, Co.L our deepest condolences. I don’t need to tell anyone what a great guy Tony was, you all know it. He was a true friend and will be missed greatly.

  21. David Rider says:

    We met Tony many years ago thru Longstreet’s Corp, He always had a friendly word and firm handshake……A True Gentleman , he will be missed by those who’s lives he touched.

    God-speed Tony….

    Our thoughts and Prayers go out to his Wife and Family

    David & Jan Rider
    Huckstep’s 1st Fluvanna Va Battery

  22. Kenny Rowlette says:

    Tony was not only a humble and friendly man, but he was always of the greatest help in his days as adjutant for Longstreet’s Corps. He is now with Generals Maupin and Hillsman in Heaven reliving all of the great and glorious days the Corps has had at reenactments. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, but rest assured that there never was a nicer man, a more able adjutant, or a more pleasant face than Tony. My deepest sympathies go out to you.

  23. Martha Vannoy says:

    Virginia and Family,

    Thoughts and prayers are with you. I have known Tony for such a long time. He will be missed by all. With love and sympathy to you, Martha Vannoy

  24. Petty Officer Benjamin Scudder says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I only knew Tony as a re enactor, but from what I did know, he was a great man and friend. He will be dearly missed, even out as far as Texas. You have my deepest sympathies.

    Your humble servent,
    Petty Officr Benjamin Scudder
    United States Coast Guard.

  25. Bill "Buckwheat" Brown says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to Virginia and the Zusman Family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that knew Tony. I just found out today from Art Wingo of his passing. We had a lot of great times back in the day. The early days of the Corps.I first met Tony back when the 44th VA was first started and we would drill together. Harry Skeens and Dave Perkins will remember. God Bless.

  26. Rosie Mowad LaBrec says:

    I am saddened to the core to hear of Tony’s death. The tragedy is beyond words and my deepest sympathies to Virginia. Sometimes God leads us in strange ways and I feel gratitude to have spent time in Flagstaff with Tony and Virginia in June. We loved talking to Tony and bonding over our Reed roots. He is gone too soon but now is in the company of his loved ones. My heartfelt sympthies and I feel the heartache – Sincerely, Tony’s cousin Rosie