- Mar 27, 2009
I always struggle with his first name. Can I just call him the RMan?
Terry Robin Sisisky, 58, of Richmond, Va., died Thursday, July 22, 2010, peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. Terry was the son of the late Congressman and Mrs. Norman Sisisky.
He is survived by his devoted wife of over 21 years, Sandra Greear Sisisky; and his loving daughter, Samantha Lauren Sisisky. Other survivors include his three brothers and their wives, Mark and Susan of Richmond, Richard and Kimberly of Jacksonville, Fla., and Stuart and Lorraine of Miami Beach, Fla. Terry is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews; and one especially devoted sister-in-law, Amy Greear Rudd.
Terry was a graduate of Petersburg High School and Jacksonville University. He was a devoted member of Congregation Brith Achim in Petersburg, and a member of Congregation Betha Ahabah. Terry enjoyed a successful career spanning over 35 years of broadcasting high school collegiate and professional sports in Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights. Terry, affectionately known to his many listeners and fans as the "T-Man," was particularly proud of his 16 years broadcasting the Boys Invitational Baseball Tournament in Colonial Heights. Terry was the voice of the VCU Mens Basketball Team for 27 years and also broadcasted VCU Women's Basketball and VCU Baseball games for 15 years. Terry was inducted in the Richmond Broadcasters Hall of Fame in May 2006, and received the Frank Soden Lifetime Achievement Award. Terry also was inducted into the VCU Athletics Hall of Fame, as well as the VCU Baseball Hall of Fame. For over 50 years, the St. Louis Cardinals never had a more devoted or knowledgeable fan. Terry listened or watched every Cardinal game.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Blileys-Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave. Interment will be in Richmond Beth El Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Terry's memory may be made to Congregation Brith Achim, P.O. Box 1507, Petersburg, VA 23805 or The Terry R. Sisisky Fund for Sports and Communications, c/o The Community Foundation, 7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 110, Richmond, VA 23225.
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Published in The Progress-Index from Jul. 24 to Jul. 25, 2010.
Leonard Alley was a low-key legendary Richmond sports figure, at least behind the scenes. He was the Richmond Braves' official scorer forever and an inescapable part of the Diamond press-box scene. I think he did stats for VCU and UR basketball. Pretty sure I saw him at a R-MC—H-SC football game. Great guy.Many forget His T'ness was a Jacksonville U alumnus (his time in Jax may have coincided with the great Artis Gimore, but not sure) ... coincidentally the Dolphins became a Rams' foe during Sun Belt days .... another thought: who was Rams' radio voice pre T Man? Vividly recall him (announcer), SID aide Leonard Alley and SID Earl "Mr. Mack" McIntyre getting awards on Coliseum floor during Times-Dispatch tournament.
Many forget His T'ness was a Jacksonville U alumnus (his time in Jax may have coincided with the great Artis Gimore, but not sure) ... coincidentally the Dolphins became a Rams' foe during Sun Belt days .... another thought: who was Rams' radio voice pre T Man? Vividly recall him (announcer), SID aide Leonard Alley and SID Earl "Mr. Mack" McIntyre getting awards on Coliseum floor during Times-Dispatch tournament.