An NFL team woke up to sad news on Thursday morning, November 2nd. The matriarch of the New York Giants, Joan H. Tisch, passed away at 90 years old.
According to the Giants website, Tisch died following a short illness. Details regarding the illness were not given.
Tisch, a very influential businesswoman, was married to Preston Robert “Bob” Tisch, who passed away nearly a decade ago in 2005. Since 1991, he and his wife owned 50 percent share of the Giants.
Their entire family is still heavily involved with the organization, making them a huge part of the New York Giants’ family. Aside from Tisch and her husband, their three children play a major role with the team—one is the Giants’ chairman and executive vice president, the other two are the Giants’ treasurers.
Tisch was reportedly a huge Giants fan and attended “as many games as she could.” The team announced that at Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, they will take a moment of silence to honor her.
Additionally, all of Sunday’s players will wear a decal with her initials (JHT) on their helmets and for the rest of the season, players will wear a jersey patch containing her initials, the Giants said in a statement.
Please keep Joan Tisch’s friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers. In other news, an 11-year-old girl tragically took her own life. Please pray for her family, as well. Thank you!