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Sallie Casula


1938 - 2015 Notice Condolences
Sallie Casula Notice


Sallie Love Merryman Dugan Casula, retired owner of Pierre C. Dugan & Nephew Real Estate of Baltimore, died peacefully of cancer on July 24, 2015, at home in Rexford, New York. She was 77. The eldest of eight children, Sallie was born in Baltimore on April 17, 1938, to Pierre Chatard Dugan of Catonsville and Sallie Love Merryman Dugan of Cockeysville. She graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland Preparatory School in 1957. A prolific reader, Sallie was a self-educated, independent, free thinking person who inspired all who knew her with her vast knowledge of literature and poetry, and her love of life. She possessed extraordinary business acumen and leadership. Sallie was led by a powerful spirit of generosity and old-world largess. Her grandson, Jordan, recently commented, "Everything I know about manners and grammer, I learned from my grandmother." Sallie particularly loved the Maryland countryside, living most of her life in Long Green Valley, Glen Arm, and Monkton, before relocating to Rexford. She had a keen understanding of the importance of relationships among humans and animals, and moved mountains to provde these relationships for her family. Sallie is survived by her partner of 24 years, Sean DeRosa, her second husband, Francis Casula Duchamps; her daughters, Desiree Adair Masterson and Dr. Natalie Lopasic Rosenberg and their husbands, John Masterson and Kevin Rosenberg; her son Francis Merryman "Dan" Casula; grandchildren Alexander Z Vreeland, Jordan Merryman Dugan, Alexandra Adair and Sallie Howard Rosenberg; her brothers and sisters John Hammond, Melanie Adair, Martha Worthington, Pierre Chatard, Dr. Buchanan Merryman and Louisa Tenant Dugan, and Mary Coale Dumont; her lifelong friend Maryellen Horner of Monkton; and countless nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She is predeceased by her former husband Alexander Zuonimir Lopasic, and their sons John Hammond and Pierre Chatard Lopasic. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on August 15, 2015, at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church in Lutherville, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Published in Baltimore Sun on July 28, 2015
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