"Tony touched the lives of thousands of Weehawken children during his four decades of service to the Weehawken [schools]," Zywicki wrote. "Please keep Tony's family in your thoughts and prayers."
Colasurdo was also a former English teacher, baseball coach, and assistant coach for other sports at WHS.
His family issued a statement on a GoFundMe page started to fund the Anthony P. Colasurdo Memorial Scholarship. The fundraiser raised $6,664 of its original $1,000 in only two days.
"He was truly one of a kind-an incredibly gifted musician & performer, a coach, leader, and mentor to thousands of students across four decades in the Weehawken School District, and most importantly a man of the highest character, who approached life with humor, charm, integrity, and an ever-present smile on his face," the family said on the GoFundMe page.
The Mack Memorial Home in Secaucus planned to hold a memorial service for Colasurdo on Wednesday, July 18. The home is located at 1245 Paterson Plank Rd.