Lisa Marie Tironi was a remarkable human being who entered this life on May 14, 1957 in Detroit, MI surrounded by her overjoyed parents, Joseph Tironi and Mary Ann Kaminski Tironi.
Later, Lisa welcomed her sisters Paula Tironi and Angela Tironi Coughenour who were her best friends throughout her life. The Tironis settled in Three Rivers, MI where the sisters grew up, and the family developed lifelong friendships in that community.
Lisa was a music educator extraordinaire who taught choral music at the middle school and high school levels in Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. After 17 years of teaching the older kids, Lisa moved up to the elementary level and completed her career with 12 years of teaching children in Kansas at Sunset Ridge Elementary School. Lisa immersed herself in consistent professional development and was very involved in daily application of the Orff process that she used to patiently guide her students to musical understanding and artistic self-expression. A creative composer, she wrote original musical pieces and conceived and presented one-of-a-kind productions that were inspirational for her students and their audiences. Lisa loved every day and every level of student she ever taught, and they loved her. Lisa earned her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Michigan State University and the Master of Music Education degree from the University of Tulsa.
Beyond her professional life, Lisa loved to garden, travel, take classes in drawing and paper making, and study Italian. Some of her favorite times were spent with longtime friends while traveling in Europe. She spent significant time and energy documenting her family history and recently visited her relatives in Bergamo, Italy.
She left this life peacefully being comforted by her best friend and husband, Charles Robinson, and her loving son, Benjamin Robinson, on August 29, 2023 in Overland Park, KS.