McCausland, Thomas Casey, Captain, US Army (Retired) 32, of St. Louis, MO, passed away on November 1, 2013. He was born June 21, 1981 in Mexico, MO. Beloved son of James D. and Janet L. (Sandbrink) McCausland; preceded in death by his eldest sister, Katie A. McCausland. He is the dear brother and brother-inlaw of Julie L. McCausland-Richey (Jason), and Jennifer E. Voszler (Ryan); uncle to Molly E. Voszler and Finnegan T. Richey; grandson to Margaret McCausland and the late Joseph McCausland and preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Nora Sandbrink; beloved cousin and friend to the world. 1999 graduate of Bishop DuBourg High School, 2003 graduate of Central Missouri State University and upon graduation was commissioned into the Army as 2nd Lt. Artillery. Served in the United States Army from December 2003- January 2010; awarded 2 bronze stars; served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Medically retired Army Captain Unit 43ADA of the 82nd Airborne Division and a Disabled American Veteran. Life member of the 82nd Airborne Division, member of the National Infantry Association, NRA member, Theta Chi Fraternity brother, and member of the St. Louis Corkball Club League. Services: Visitation will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 3-9pm at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd., Affton, MO and the Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 9am at 4070 Blow St. in south St. Louis. Graveside services to be held at Resurrection Cemetery immediately following the Mass, and reception to be held at VFW Post 4223 Lemay Memorial from 12-4pm at 215 Military Rd., St. Louis, MO. Please join the family to this open celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Mission Continues (a non-profit organization that assist helping Veterans find a new purpose in life after serving their country) online at www.missioncontinues. org/donate or mailed to: The Mission Continues, Attn: Casey McCausland Memorial, 1141 South 7th, St. Louis, MO 63104; or to Bishop DuBourg High School, 5850 Eichelberger St., St. Louis, MO 63109. The family would like to express their deepest thanks to Casey's Military friends, his ex tended family and all local friends for their love, support and continued prayers.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Nov. 6, 2013