OBITUARY

Joseph "Jody" Tusa Jr.

May 13, 1958March 12, 2018

Joseph “Jody” Charles Tusa, Jr., son of Joseph Charles Tusa, Sr., was born in Houston, Texas, on the 13th of May 1958. He went to be with the Lord on the 12th of March 2018, at the age of 59. Jody was a distinguished and successful businessman, devoted father and husband, world traveler and wonderful friend.

Jody attended St Theresa’s Catholic School and was a graduate of St. Pius X High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from Texas State University in 1980. In 1994 he earned his MBA in Business Administration and Management from Louisiana State University where he graduated with highest honors.

Jody was an accomplished corporate finance executive and CPA. He spent his career as the CFO of various public and private companies building, leading and advising businesses through complex restructurings, initial public offerings, merger integrations and capital markets transactions. In 2017, Jody was a finalist for Outstanding CFO of the year in the Large Public Company Category.

In his spare time, Jody enjoyed cooking and entertaining, sailing, reading, and spending time with his wife and family. Being a connoisseur of wine, your glass was never empty when in his presence! He was an avid marathon runner and competed in the Boston Marathon on three occasions. Jody loved the Lord and was dedicated to serving in various liturgical ministries within the Catholic Church.

Jody is survived by his wife Robin Tusa, of Colleyville, Texas; father, Joseph C. Tusa, Sr. and wife Margaret Tusa, of Houston, Texas; sons, Brian and Michael Tusa of Austin, Texas; step son Carter Williams, of College Station, Texas; step daughter Tyler Meurer and husband Jerod, and their two children Caiden and Brighton of Bryan, Texas, brother Phillip Tusa, and wife Linda, of Houston, Texas; brother David Tusa, of Houston, Texas; sister Therese Tusa of Houston, Texas; niece Bethany Tusa Stanley and her husband Trey of Houston, Texas; and nephew Jeremy Tusa and his wife Ashley of Houston, Texas.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening on Friday, the 16th of March, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where recitation of the holy rosary is to commence at six o’clock.

The Mass of Christian Burial is to be offered at ten o’clock in the morning on Saturday, the 17th of March, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell Street in Houston, with Rev. Don Nesti, CSSp officiating and Rev. Phil Lloyd concelebrating.

The Rite of Committal is to follow, via escorted cortege, at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery in Houston.

In lieu of customary remembrance, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 6301 Richmond Ave, Houston, Texas 77057

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Friends are cordially invited to a Visitation with the Family Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Recitation of the Holy Rosary Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 17, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • The Rite of Committal is to follow, via an escorted cortege, at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery in Houston.
REMEMBERING

Joseph "Jody" Tusa Jr.

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Marcia Rohrer

March 21, 2018

Prayers for the whole family, sorry for your loss. Jody was an asset to St John Neumann in Austin. Always available to help very friendly with a smile for all. We missed him when he moved and now feel the loss with you. I’m sure he is serving in Heaven like he did here. Gods peace be granted to you all. Marcia Rohrer

Clare Hudspeth

March 20, 2018

Jody was such a fine man and such a regular part of our Masses at St. John Neumann. He will be sorely missed.

Laura Crabb

March 17, 2018

My heart felt prayer of comfort to Jody’s family as you prepare to send him home. May the Lord always be with you and keep you safe in the palms of His hands. May peace find you and dwell in your hearts until you meet Jody again.

My sincere condolences.

Laura Crabb

Mike Block

March 17, 2018

Our prayers and love are with you Robin and families. Our hearts go out to you and Jody. All the great memories can't be taken away. Keep God's promise with you. Love, Mike and Barbara Block

Kathleen Adair

March 16, 2018

Although I have never met Jody, I feel like I know him through his amazing sister, Therese.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Bob and Dian Walker

March 15, 2018

We love you so much and will miss you terribly you took such wonderful care of our daughter.

Greg Holloway

March 14, 2018

As saddened as I am by Jody's passing, I remember the many good times we shared. I met Jody when he moved to Austin in 2008 and had the privilege of working with him for over three years from mid 2011 to early 2015. Jody was a gentle soul, more gentle than perhaps he knew. He liked to hang out with the men he worked with and enjoyed having us tell stories about one another and himself. He enjoyed a good ribbing. He valued our friendship as much as the work itself. He valued being good at what he did and enjoyed it when the rest of us pitched in on a project with the full use of our talents, as well. Jody will be missed but never forgotten.

FROM THE FAMILY