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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Former Nets owner remembers Anthony Clausi

I know a lot of people who knew Anthony Clausi but I don't know if I ever actually met him through all my times where I could have ran into him or through people I know that would know him. You can see how many folks Anthony had touched in his life.

From the NY Post.
How Drew Katz and Causi came to know each other is another example of how amazing a life Causi experienced before COVID-19 took the 48-year-old Brooklyn native away this past Sunday.
“My family used to own the New Jersey Nets and I met him six years ago at a Nets game, and he took a picture of my dad and me and it turned out to be the last picture my dad and I had together because my dad died a week later in a plane crash,’’ Katz told The Post in a phone call Tuesday evening. His father was Lewis Katz, a former Nets owner who died June 1, 2014. “He sent me the photo and I would see him at games. He was just one of the warmer, most special people. He was always smiling and made you laugh. He never missed a shot. He was unbelievable. He was kind and friendly and sweet.’’
Katz owns Interstate Outdoor Advertising and is paying his respect to Causi by putting a black and white picture of Causi with his camera and a caption that reads, “In Loving Memory, Anthony J. Causi, 1971-2020’’ on six billboards in New Jersey. They will run for a month.
“When he passed, I just thought about wanting to have people to pass by and look at the sign and think about him, that’s all,’’ Katz said. “I wanted it be a very simple message. We put it on a half a dozen billboards, by the Lincoln Tunnel and on the Turnpike, where I have inventory. I didn’t do it for any other reason other than to just pay my respects. I remember similar gestures when I lost my dad. I was hoping it would maybe just give an ounce of relief to lessen the pain to his beautiful wife and to their family.’’
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