Joan Tisch, mother of Giants EVP Steve Tisch, dies at age 90

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Joan Tisch, a noted philanthropist and the widow of former New York Giants co-owner Bob Tisch, has died at 90.

The team says she died Thursday after a brief illness but did not give a cause.

"Joan Tisch was a great lady who led an extraordinary life that touched so many people," said John Mara, Giants president and chief executive officer. "She was an outstanding role model for her wonderful family and for all of us who knew her. We will miss her dearly."

Bob Tisch died in 2005, three weeks after the death of co-owner Wellington Mara.

Joan Tisch served as a Museum of Modern Art trustee and was on the board of Citymeals on Wheels, a nonprofit that delivers food to the elderly. She was co-chair of the Tisch Center for the Arts at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan.

She is survived by three children: Steve, the Giants chairman and executive vice president; Jonathan, the team treasurer; and Laurie. She had 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In Joan's memory, the Giants will wear a decal with her initials (JHT) on their helmets this Sunday. For the remainder of the season, they will wear a jersey patch with her initials.

The funeral is Monday at Central Synagogue in New York.

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