HOLMDEL, NJ - Local Holmdel Tennis legend and former Middletown resident Harry Addison Trismen passed away on February 24, 2019.
His obituary from Dignity Memorial Funeral Home in Florida:
JANUARY 28, 1955 – FEBRUARY 24, 2019
Harry Addison Trismen, 64, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 in the presence of his wife and sons at the Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. The son of Addison and Roberta Trismen, Harry was born January 28, 1955 on Staten Island and attended Monsignor Farrell High School. He completed undergraduate studies in political science at Indiana University and earned a Masters in Business from Wagner College. With his business training and sharp mind, Harry worked for several international banks in New York City as a foreign exchange trader, ascending to the position of Vice President. Harry was truly devoted to his family, who will forever miss his love and kindness: Deborah, his wife of 35 years, with whom he made a home in Middletown, New Jersey before they relocated to Englewood, Florida; his sons Andrew and Harris Trismen of Charlotte, North Carolina; his Mother, Roberta of Red Bank, New Jersey; his sister Pamela and her husband James Polisin of Maplewood, New Jersey; his brothers and their spouses Ray and Karol Lee Trismen of Darien, Connecticut, and Robert Trismen and Ian Lang of New York; his niece Laura and her husband Derek Gardella; his nephews Douglas Polisin, Rick Trismen, Peter Trismen, and Jack Trismen; and his great-nieces Paige and Claire Gardella. Harry was a lifelong athlete, excelling at many sports including golf, bowling, and baseball, but his greatest talent was for tennis. Despite only taking up the sport in his teenage years, Harry quickly became an exceptional tennis player, playing on the Indiana University men’s tennis team, and eventually making his career as a tennis instructor. At the age of 18, he began working as an instructor with the New York Junior Tennis League, an organization providing tennis education to young people, later becoming the Staten Island Borough Director for both the New York Junior Tennis League and New York Youth Team Tennis. As a certified coach with the Professional Tennis Registry, he ran the tennis program of Holmdel Township, New Jersey for many years up until his passing, including serving as Head Pro and Manager of the Holmdel Tennis Center. His patience and passion for the sport made him an effective and deeply loved teacher to students of all ages. After relocating to Englewood, Florida, Harry became the coach of the Lemon Bay High School boy’s tennis team beginning in 2018. Harry shared his love of tennis with his sons, and his youngest son, Harris carries on his legacy as a skilled player competing around the world. Harry’s commitment to his family meant that he worked hard every day of his life to make sure the ones he loved would always be safe and happy. His simple kindness was an inspiration to all who met him and the positive effects he left on his family and friends will last a lifetime. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in Harry’s memory to the US Tennis Association Foundation (https://www.ustafoundation.com), a charitable organization that provides assistance to under-privileged youth through tennis education. Please visit Harry’s memorial website at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries