Richard Casey (1929 – 2005)
Richard Thomas Casey was born in Philadelphia PA on August 26, 1929 to the late Thomas and Blanche (Emery) Casey. He moved with his parents to Kenosha at a young age. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha, having attended St. James Catholic Grade School, Lincoln Junior High and Mary D. Bradford High School, graduating in 1947. He also attended Kenosha Technical Institute.
He served in the US Army for two years during the Korean War including nine months in the combat zone.
On April 18, 1953 he married Marilyn McPhaul at St. James Catholic Church in Kenosha. He was employed at American Motors and Chrysler for 45 years retiring in 1992 as Supervisor of Manufacturing Group Accounting at the Kenosha Engine Plant. He had also been the Supervisor of Cost Analysis and Payroll Manager.
He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church from 1956 until the congregation merged with St. Mary?s Church. While a member of St. Thomas he served as lector, Finance Committee member, Building and Grounds Committee member, Funeral Mass server, Trustee, Men?s Club member, Shalom Center Soup Kitchen Worker and Business Manager. He was co-chairman of St. Thomas-St. Mary Merger Committee. While a member of St. Mary?s he served on the Finance Committee, Building and Grounds Committee and as Manager of Building and Grounds.
Other involvements with community organizations were member of the Board of Directors of AM Community Credit Union, Chairman of Examining Committee of AM Community Credit Union, Officer of the American Motors Supervisors Club, member of Budget Review of Kenosha County United Way, Institutional Representative of Boy Scouts of America, Little League Coach and member of the advisory Board of Dimensions of Learning Academy. He was also a life member of the VFW.
He and his wife were avid parade watchers, and accompanied by friends and family attended many parades since his retirement.
He was very proud of his Irish heritage and looked forward to celebrating St. Patrick?s Day every year by flying the Irish flag, eating corned beef and cabbage, going to a St. Patrick?s Day Parade, listening to Irish music and drinking green beer with friends and family. He was also very interested in current events, especially local politics, where he would quite often offer advice to area aldermen. He looked forward every year to the Annual Casey Picnic in July.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn of Kenosha; two sons Mark (Kerry) of Joplin MO; David (Lynne) of Kenosha; Kathleen (Rick) Sattler of The Woodlands, TX; two brothers James (Maryann) of Shorewood IL; John (Gail) of Kenosha; brother in law Charles Bostetter of Somers WI and brother in law Donald (Arvella) McPhaul of Hot Springs AR; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and twenty nine nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Barbara Bostetter.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Dick will be held on Thursday October 6, 2005 at 11:00AM at St. Mary?s Catholic Church. (7307-40th Avenue) Entombment will follow at All Saints Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation with the Casey family will take place on Thursday morning at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to either the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (1332-North Halsted, Suite 201, Chicago IL 60622) or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.