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Lisa Merians DiSalvo, 58, TV Vice-President

Former New Hyde Park resident passed away on Dec. 25, 2013.

Lisa Merians DiSalvo passed away at the age of 58 on Dec. 25, 2013. Photo credit: Courtesy DiSalvo family
Lisa Merians DiSalvo passed away at the age of 58 on Dec. 25, 2013. Photo credit: Courtesy DiSalvo family
Lisa Merians DiSalvo, passed away suddenly on Dec. 25, 2013 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, NJ at the age of 58.

She was born on April 29, 1955 as the daughter of Isabel and the late Sidney Merians of Alpine, New Jersey, Lisa was born in Manhattan and raised in New Hyde Park, Long Island. She later lived in New York City before moving to Tenafly, NJ, where she resided for the past 22 years. 

A retired Vice President of Creative Services at Viacom Enterprises, Lisa was instrumental in the creation of many hit television shows such as The Cosby Show, Roseanne, and A Different World.

A lover of the arts, Lisa most recently served as a docent at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, where she specialized in providing guided student tours ranging from Greek and Roman antiquities to American art. She received a B.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Lisa is survived by her loving husband, Joseph; her daughters, Madeleine, Rachel, and Sara; her mother, Isabel Merians; and her sisters Melanie and Valerie Merians. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 30th, at 1:30 pm, at Gutterman and Musicant Funeral Home, 402 Park St., Hackensack, NJ. A shiva will follow at the DiSalvo's home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her honor to The Docent Program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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