Cassetti, Joseph M. Jr.
Austin, TX: Joseph M. Cassetti, Jr., 66, passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, on December 21, 2009. Joe's wife Judy Cassetti, daughter Sara Cassetti, and Sara's life partner Roshy Kheshti were at his side when cancer finally took his life. Throughout his final weeks, Joe was lovingly tended by his immediate family and hospice. Joe was born on July 14, 1943, in Rochester, NY. He called the city his home until 1979 when a job relocation took him and his family to St. Louis. Since that time, he and Judy followed his sales career, making new homes and friends in several cities including: Indianapolis, Detroit, and most recently Austin. An intimate circle of family and friends are deeply saddened by their loss, but find comfort in the privilege of having been loved and mentored by a man who was defined by his generosity, dedication to family, perseverance, and optimism. Joe is survived by his wife Judy Jack Cassetti; sister Patricia Cassetti Caputa; daughter Sara Cassetti; step children Tracy Whelpley, Todd Whelpley and Mark Whelpley; and grandchildren Benjamin and Lydia. His father, Joseph Sr. died in 1980; his mother Josephine died in 2004.
A memorial service will be held in June in Rochester, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Joe's name to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759.