Obituary of Richard Casey, Hubbard, Ohio

HUBBARD Richard Casey, 89, known as Casey to all who knew and loved him, passed away on Sunday afternoon, Jan.9, 2022 peacefully in his home watching the Cleveland Browns.

He was born January 10, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of John and Emma Casey.

He moved to Hubbard as a young boy and after graduating from Hubbard High School he got a job at the Sherwin Williams factory before quickly enlisting in the United States Navy. Casey served in the Korean War on the destroyer USS Witek.

Casey was an active member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, serving as a usher and serving as a choir for years, as well as many other volunteer positions. He also enjoyed being a member of the Hubbard VFW Post No. 3767, where he served as a warrant officer for many years. Casey loved gardening, especially growing his award-winning gladioli and dahlias, participating in the Gladiola Society, and even providing his beautiful flowers to local florists. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Hubbard Eagles.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret “Peg” Casey, whom he married on June 2, 1956 and died on January 23, 2021. He loved her, honored her and took care of her more than life itself and was a true family man. He was also predeceased by his parents, his brother Jack Casey and his wife Marilyn, and his brother-in-law Raymond Hughes.

He is survived by his sister Emily Hughes, as well as his three children, Karen Anne Casey Barr of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Anne Margaret Casey of Crestview, Florida and James Richard Casey and his wife Norie of Hawaiian Gardens, California. He is also survived by his 3 beloved grandchildren, Mitchell Gavin Barr, Kristina Casey Barr (and boyfriend John Albrecht) and Cassidy Camille Casey.

Casey leaves behind countless friends and family who have been touched by his kindness and generosity over the years. Including Carly and Ty Taylor, Julie and Toby Cooksey, Ron and Terri Young, Tony Kavalesky, Joey Magee and Joan and Rick Humphrey to name a few.

He will be sorely missed. Stable while she goes to Pennsylvania.

Family and friends can call Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am at the Parish Center at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. A Christian burial mass will follow at 11:30 am at the parish center with Reverend Michael Swierz officiating.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325 or St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 225 N. Main St. Hubbard, OH 44425.

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