As printed in the PORT WASHINGTON NEWS - OCTOBER 23, 2008




Madeline Zausner of Port Washington Tennis Academy Passes Away


Madeline Zausner died on Oct.17 of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 67. She was a resident of Port Washington for almost 40 years and the most familiar face at the Port Washington Tennis Academy and well-known throughout the community. She also used the name Madeline Fischbach.



Madeline was known for her infectious smile and sense of humor that lit up the room for the thousands of people who came into contact with her at the PWTA.



She was the tournament director at hundreds of Eastern Tennis Association tournaments for l8-and-under junior players. Madeline was responsible for all purchasing and merchandising of the PWTA Pro Shop and played a major role in all Port Washington Tennis Academy programs for children and adults.



She coordinated major financial support given by the PWTA to Port's local nonprofit organizations that offer programs for children, including Port Youth Activities, Children's Center, Parent Resource Center, PAL, Port Washington Youth Council, Port Counseling Center, Friends of the Port Washington Library, Littig House, Community Chest and other local nonprofit groups.


Madeline is survived by her husband, Dick Zausner, her son, David Fischbach, a sister and two brothers.



A memorial service will be held November 23rd.  The family has requested that donations in Madeline's memory be made out to~ "Lymphoma Foundation" and mailed to Lymphoma Foundation, P.O. Box 286236, New York, NY 10128.