Monday, June 23, 2008

Anthony 'Tony' L. Casciaro

Anthony "Tony" L. Casciaro, age 93, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2008, at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee. Tony was born in Racine, May 1, 1915, son of the late Samuel and Camillia (Nee: Ruffolo) Casciaro.

On May 2, 1955 in Racine he was united in marriage to Angeline Fiore who preceded him in death, April 7, 2004. Tony was a graduate chemical engineer from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1940. After graduating with highest honors he was immediately hired by Rainfair Inc. as their Chief Chemist and Chemical Engineer. He worked for over sixty years with Rainfair until their closing in Racine. Upon retirement he continued to do consulting work with companies in China, Canada and Colombia. He was recognized as one of the Midwest’s leading chemists in the rubber industry. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Above all he devoted his life to his family and will be deeply missed.

Surviving are his brother and sisters, Edward (Rosemary) Casser, Carol Casser, Dolores (Ronald) Blust; sister-in-law, Carolyn Casser; nieces and nephews, Cecelia (Tom) Kircher, Dr. Linda Casser (Keith Locke), Kathy (Dann) Oelstrom, Alison (Shamus) Schubert, Deborah (Mark) Harford, Jackie Casser, Lori (Chris) Gust, Pat (Vern) Solfest, Dr. Michael (Erica) SanDretto, Les (Judy) Fiore, Jeffrey Casser, Anthony (Cindy) Blust, Donald Blust, and Richard Blust; great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his brothers and sister-in-law, Donald Casser, Alfred (Nancy) Casser.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 30, 2008, at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Ave with Reverend Ronald O. Crewe officiating. Private interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. and Monday at the church from 9:00 A.M. until 9:45 A.M. Memorials to Lincoln Village Convalescent Center have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit staff at St. Luke’s Medical Center for their loving and compassionate care given to Tony.

Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main Street, Racine (262)634-7888

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