Mon Apr 3 23:53:16 EDT 2017

ssh -f

I need to read more man pages...

     -f   Requests ssh to go to background just before command
          execution.  This is useful if ssh is going to ask for
          passwords or passphrases, but the user wants it in the
          background.  This implies -n.  The recommended way to start
          X11 programs at a remote site is with something like ssh -f
          host xterm.