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Charles A. Cassaday

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BENNINGTON -- Charles Arthur Cassaday, 91, died peacefully at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, following a brief illness.

He was born June 13, 1913 in Newark, N.J., the oldest child of Charles J. and Lillian (Rausch) Cassaday. He married the former Elsie L. Houghton on May 7, 1938.

Mr. Cassaday received his early education in Newark, N.J. as a telephone installer and technician, but spent nearly 40 years as a printer for the H. Wolf Co. of Teaneck, N.J., followed by his retirement from the J.P. Stevens Co., also in New Jersey.

The Cassadays made their home in Wayne, N.J. for 40 years and moved to Arlington in 1996 to be closer to their daughter.

Charlie, as he was known by his friends, was a jack-of-all-trades and was always eager to help out a neighbor with a leaky faucet, a tree that needed cutting or any other odd job needing attention. He was an avid model train enthusiast and loved showing his layout to others. He could often be found at athletic events at the Arlington High School fields, cheering on the local boys and girls.

He enjoyed playing golf, sitting in his driveway, watching the passing traffic and appreciating the “honks and waves,” watching the wildlife that came to his yard, but most of all he enjoyed traveling to the Burger Den, where he had many friends, especially among the staff.

Survivors include his children, Judy and Bill Bryan of Arlington and Marilyn and Dan DeStefano of Wayne, N.J.; four grandchildren, David Cassaday of Wayne, N.J., James Meyer of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Joy Stewart and Katie Bryan, both of Arlington; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Cassaday was predeceased by a son, Robert A. Cassaday, in 1990; his wife Elsie in 1999; his sister Lillian Kettlety in 1993 and brother George Cassaday in 1999.

There will be no calling hours and the funeral service will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

The burial will take place at the West Arlington Cemetery.

Contributions in Mr. Cassaday’s name may be made to the Arlington Rescue Squad through the office of Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 26, 2004
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