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John J. "Hunce Caskey, 78, of 616 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 3, 1934 in St. Marys, son of the late David W. and Isabelle Krieg Caskey Sr. On June 23, 1956, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Sarah A. "Sally" Herzing, who survives.
Mr. Caskey was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1952. He was a retired employee of Airco Speer, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of the St. Mary's Church, enjoyed fixing things, going camping and sitting on his front porch.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lynn Caskey at home and Suzi Caskey of Long Beach, Calif.; six sons, John Caskey (Marlene) of St. Marys, Bill Caskey (Miriam) of Long Beach, Calif., Mark Caskey (Rosemary) of St. Marys, Steve Caskey and his friend Leslie Neal of St. Marys, Scott Caskey (Sarah) of St. Marys, and Joe Caskey of St. Marys; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Alva "Monnie" Kirkland of St. Marys, Elizabeth "Betty" Meacham of St. Marys, and Kathy Meyer (Jerry) of St. Marys.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Delores "Lori" Schreiber, Joan Wortman, Bertie Chiappelli, and in infancy Isabelle Caskey; and by four brothers, David W. Caskey Jr., Donald A. Caskey, and in childhood Robert Caskey and William Caskey.
A Mass of Christian Burial for John J. "Hunce" Caskey will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Frank Ziemkiewicz, OSB, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, July 16, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Special Olympics, P.O. Box 794, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.