Edward Vincent Casciato|
October 8, 1947 - October 16, 2013
Edward Vincent Casciato died October 16, 2013 from complications of cancer. He was a loving husband, father and friend.
Ed was born in The Dalles on October 8, 1947. He spent his early childhood in LaGrande Oregon with his parents Dominic and Fernonda Casciato and his sister Candy. His father was the station Commander of the Oregon State Police Office. He moved to Portland in 1959 and graduated from Wilson High School.
After graduating from Oregon State University in 1969 with a degree in Fish and Wildlife Management, he served in the US Army. One year stateside and one year in Viet Nam assigned to "A" & "E" Companies 2nd Bn, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Viet Nam Campaign Medal, the Viet Nam Service Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Combat Infantry Mans Badge.
After his military service, Ed was assigned to Eugene with the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division. He worked in the Eugene/Springfield office from 1972 until 1994 when he was promoted to Lieutenant and moved to Salem District 2 Headquarters. He retired from Oregon State Police in 1997. After his retirement he enjoyed recruiting for both the Department of Oregon State Police and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. His career with Oregon State Police lasted 38 years.
Ed and his high school sweetheart, Carol Simpson were married for 45 years. They have 2 children Michael Casciato and his wife Bri of Terrebonne and Christie Hanson of Eugene. They have two Granddaughters, Gabrielle Casciato and Chelsea Hanson.
Ed had been a member of the Oregon Cascade Chapter of the 101st Airborne Association since 1984 and has served as its President for the past 15 years. He was a member of the South Salem Lions Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Keizer Elks. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing in Chinook Washington with Carol's brother Dale Simpson.
At Ed's request there will be no service. Friends are encouraged to honor Ed by spending time fishing and enjoying the outdoors with their families and friends.
Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Oct. 22, 2013