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Vivian "Vicki" Tanner

Vivian Ellen Tanner of Accord, NY, fondly known to many as “Vicki”, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 in the comfort of her home. She was 75 years old. Born on August 2, 1942 in Berwyn, IL; she was the daughter of the late Oldrich F. and Esther (Albrecht) Fisera.


Vicki started dancing professionally at the age of 18 in Chicago with Ruth Page.  After moving to NY she joined the Metropolitan Opera Co in the Corp de ballet.  When she retired after 30 years she was a Principle dresser.


Surviving is her sister, Valarie Hanlon and her husband Michael of Arizona; her brother, Rich Fisera and his wife Jean of Illinois; nephews, Mark and Matthew; nieces Tiffy and Jenelle as well as many dear friends.


 She was predeceased by her husband Dan Tanner.


As per Vicki’s wishes there will be no services. Please consider donating to the following organizations in her memory: Diana’s Cat Shelter, 14 Airport Rd., Accord, NY 12404 and/or Horse Haven-Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741.


Arrangements entrusted to H. B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd Street, Kerhonkson, NY. 

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Vicki Tanner will forever be in my mind and heart as one of the kindest, caring and loving people I have ever known. She passed away on 5/28/2018 in the comfort of her home in Accord. We shared our love for the horses, specifically her boy Beau, and she was always so appreciative of anything that you did for her or her horse. Always asking "how are you?" with a great smile. I'm blessed to have known such a wonderful person. I know she is frolicking with her boy "Beau", aptly named, Heart of Gold. Love you Vicki.

Gayle Short Jun 10 2018 12:00 AM

I remember working with Vicki at the Met!!!! So sorry to hear about this. Thank you Marcus.

Bryan Pitts Jun 1 2018 12:00 AM

Vicki was a former colleague and friend. I will always remember her kindness and care for others. Especially kind and helpful to me during difficult t times. Very saddened to hear this. A gracious woman at all times.

Diana Levy May 30 2018 12:00 AM

Before I joined the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 1972 I had danced with Vicky as a child in Ruth Pages production of the Nutcracker... She was the most amazing Arabian dancer I have ever seen ...and the choreography was just fantastic! A very dear lady a very dear friend she will be missed by all of us who knew her.

Marcus May 30 2018 12:00 AM