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Edward James Cassidy

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Cassidy, Edward James
passed away at home on April11, 2014 at age 83. He was born on December 4, 1930 in Butte, Montana to Patrick and Christine Cassidy. When he was just a toddler his family moved to Livingston, Montana where Ed spent his youth playing basketball and enjoying life in the "prettiest little town in Montana". In 1948 Ed joined the U. S. Navy and served four years on the destroyer U.S.S. Benner. In 1956, he and his wife Sylvia moved to Phoenix where he joined the Police Department to begin his career in law enforcement. Here he would raise his family and serve 30 years with the Department, retiring as a Police Major in 1985. While on the Department, he taught police related course's for ten years at Phoenix College. He always made it clear in the fall that there would be no class on the day Notre Dame played USC. Ed stayed in law enforcement after his retirement working as Security Administrator for Intel, Liquor License Division Manager for Arizona Department of liquor, Director of Detention for Maricopa County Sheriffs Office, and External Hearing Officer for Inmate Grievances for MCSO. He also had a consulting firm with Hugh Ennis as well as his own consulting company. He is preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Christine Cassidy, wife Sylvia, sister Joyce Cassidy, brothers Pat Cassidy, John Cassidy and Tim Cassidy. He leaves behind his loving and devoted family, wife Margaret, daughters Debbie Cassidy, Judy (Al) Hoffner, Karen (Dave) Whitehead, son Mike (Barb) Cassidy, step-daughter Susan (Chris) Kuhn, grandchildren Brit Bazzell, Jared (Julie) Bazzell, David (Brandy) Hoffner, Ryan (Julee) Hoffner, Kevin (Kristen) Hoffner, Mike (Nichole) Cassidy, Pat Cassidy, Stephen Kuhn, Taron Kuhn, Katie Cassidy, and great-grandchildren Patrick, Ophelia, Noah, and Oakley. Services will be held Friday May 9, 2014 at 9:00am at FOP #2 Lodge 12851 N. 19 Ave. Phoenix. Interment will be held after the Memorial Service at 11:00 am at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ed's name to the 100 Club 5033 N 19 Ave Suite 123, Phoenix, AZ 85015 or 1510 E. Flower, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 27, 2014
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