Gerald E. Casey

Gerald E. Casey, 91, of Ashley died Friday, April 5, 2013, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Ashley on Jan. 3, 1922, he was the son of the late Thomas and Catherine Casey, and was a graduate of Ashley High School, Class of 1941. He served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the USS Carpolotti, and was stationed in New Jersey, Florida, England and France. He was the recipient of the European Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal.

Mr. Casey was formerly employed by the Central Railroad of N.J., Glen Alden Coal, General Motors and Lanier Rubber. He was also a member of the Laborers' Union, Local 215, Wilkes-Barre.

He was a parishioner of St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church, Ashley; a founding member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. John Neumann Division II, Luzerne County; and a past member of the American Legion.

In addition to his parents, was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, the former Florence Kotarba; brothers, Thomas, Leonard, Donald, Joseph, Leo, Patrick; and sister, Aveline Halesy.

Mr. Casey is survived by sons, Kevin; and son, Jeff and his wife, Lisa, all of Wapwallopen; grandsons, Eric, Cody, Shane and Dylan; brother, James, Wilkes-Barre; and sisters, Regina Purcell, Wilkes-Barre; Catherine Kennedy, Hanover Township; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Leo's Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. The Rev. Brian J.T. Clarke will officiate.

Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township, with military honors.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, and from 8:30 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the , 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.

For more information or to send the family condolences, visit the funeral home website at

Funeral Home

Lehman Funeral Home - Wilkes-Barre
689 Hazle Ave.  Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(570) 822-4634

Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2013