Edward McCaskey(.)

Edward M. McCaskey December 29,1940- September 25,2013 Edward Martin McCaskey went to the be with the Lord on September 25, 2013 surrounded by 100 family and friends after a brief illness. Born to Lloyd McCaskey and Allegra Ann (Bruffett) McCaskey December 29,1940 in Beresford, South Dakota. He moved to Illinois October 1966 to begin work at the Belvidere Assembly Plant of Chrysler retiring in 1996 after 30 years. He married the love of his life, Stella (Traill)McCaskey October 2,1976. Edward served in many capacities throughout his life as community Service Chairperson for UAW Local 1268, loyal booster club member of Condors Hockey, member of A.A. with 31 years of sobriety. He was a member of the Pickeled Pellet Heads award winning BBQ cooking team with friends Ray L., Howard L., Joel C.,Rufus E., Ray B., Scott S., Jeff G., Robert F., and Pat P. He was also an avid fisherman and loved camping at Broken Neck. He is survived by wife, Stella McCaskey, children Guy McCaskey, Holley Vineyard, Lisa Hermanson, Rhonda McCaskey and Richard French. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Darius McCaskey, Mirel Santiago, Vesna Vineyard, Craig Hermanson, and Kari Hermanson. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Bakersfield Central Alcoholics Anonymous office. Thank you Ed, job well done. Thank you for paying it forward. www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 28, 2013