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7/3/12

Death of a class wife - Pat Casey

Mary Patricia ("Pat") Casey died on Saturday June 30, 2012 after a brief illness. She raised her family of three boys, with her husband Lt/ Gen Aloysius G. Casey (Ret), over a 34 year career in the U.S. Air Force, before they retired to their home in Redlands in 1988. They lived in 18 different homes at many Air Force locations prior to settling in California. Pat cared for her family with great devotion, was a faithful member of the Catholic Church, and served the elderly people of Redlands through the Meals-on-wheels program over 30 years, as a deliverer, Kitchen Chairman, and past President. She also volunteered to work at the ICS (Food Bank) at St. Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church in Yucaipa. Pat sought to make life more comfortable for those who needed some assistance while disclaiming any recognition for her-self.
She was born Mary Patricia Casey on February 27, 1931 along with her twin sister Norah, and they later were joined by another sister Catherine (Kitty) Casey. She graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in the Washington, DC area and worked in that area for five years before marrying Al Casey, just as he began an Air Force career on graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. She often claimed Al took her name!
They served three different tours at the former Norton Air Force Base, so Pat came to know many people in the Redlands area. She is survived by her sisters Norah Slevin and Kitty Underhill, husband Al, son Matthew, Joseph & Donna Casey, Patrick & Nancy Casey, nine Grandchildren, and two Great Grandchildren.
Pat was a wonderful woman, dearly loved by all her family and friends. She leaves a legacy of deep respect for all the people with whom she came in contact. We know she will find great peace with her loving God.
Arrangements are being planned by Emmerson Bartlett Memorial Chapel in Redlands. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to "Redlands-Meals-on-Wheels", P.O. Box 929 Redlands, CA 92373. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Frances X. Cabrini Church, 12687 California St., Yucaipa, CA. There will also be a Memorial Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church on Saturday 28, July 2012 at 9:30 am. The Church is located at 6 N. Church Street, Carbondale, PA 18407. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia at a later date.

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