Joan Tisch, philanthropist and Giants co-owner widow, dies

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FILE – In this June 23, 2008, file photo, members of the Tisch family, from left, Wilma, Andrew, Joan, James, and Jonathan Tisch, attend the opening bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Joan Tisch, a noted philanthropist and the widow of former New York Giants co-owner Bob Tisch, has died […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) 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.

Giants CEO John Mara called her a “great lady who led an extraordinary life that touched so many people.” He lauded her as an “outstanding role model for her wonderful family and for all of us who knew her.”

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