LONGTIME PHOENIX RESIDENT AND NATIVE, JOHN J CASEY, AGE 92, died August 10, 2018 surrounded by his kids.
Born September 2, 1925 in the old St Joseph’s Hospital, John was named after his grandfather, J.J. Casey who settled in Phoenix in 1885. He attended Emerson Elementary School, Page Military Academy in Los Angeles, and North Phoenix High School graduating in 1943, its first four-year graduating class. John joined the US Navy during WWII and became a Navy Corpsman, then transferred to the US Marines and was assigned to the 1st Marine Division in the Solomon Islands. He saw action on the islands of Peleliu and Okinawa, returning to the states in 1946. He went to the University of Arizona, where he was a Sigma Nu, as his father was before, and received his JD at the UA College of Law. He was admitted to the Arizona State Bar and to practice before the US Supreme Court, then served as an FBI agent in counter espionage in Los Angeles and New York City.
The University of Arizona, being a Wildcat for Life, and close friends were all big parts of his later life. He loved to host the party and hated for it to ever end. He is survived by his children Sarah, John, Spence, Brad and Stacey, grandchildren Elise, Jaimie, Isabel and Will.
In lieu of flowers, he wished to be remembered through donations to the UA Cancer Center, the UA Foundation, and Hospice of the Valley.
I was so so sorry to hear the news that your Dad passed away. My heart just aches for you. I loved your Dad. He had a little twinkle in his eye and such a sweet smile. Sending love and hugs!❤️
Dawn Carson Senger
The world lost an amazing human being! I will forever remember John for his sense of humor and quick wit. I loved his poems!! One of my favorites of all time. There’s a party going on in heaven…he has been reunited with the most amazing group of friends. RIP John Casey. You will be missed.
All my love
John I am so sorry for your loss. May your dad Rest In Peace. My deepest condolences and prayers to you and Stacey and your family.
Robert D Spence
A most Wonderful Uncle! I feel so fortunate to have grown up with him in my life.
Posey Moore Nash
A bright light dimmed………………….
What a life. We should all lead as meaningful and adventurous life as he did. Great family, American Hero, Counterintelligence agent…sounds like a book. May he Rest In Peace.
Your father will be missed on this earth. I’m happy that the family was able to be with him at the end. Keep your fond memories of him close. Much love to you all…92 years made for one a heck of a journey!
Michelle Szalay Chappell
He will be missed on this earth. I am happy that the family was able to be with him at the end. He had quite a journey in 92 years! Much love to you all. Keep your fond memories close.
Michelle Szalay Chappell
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Remembering John’s wonderful sense of humor and gentle soul will always remain in our hearts.
So sorry to hear of your Dad’ passing. Remembering John’s wonderful sense of humor and gentle soul will always remain in our hearts.
Love to you all.