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Richard Tyler Cass Obituary
Richard Tyler Cass February 18, 1935 - August 9, 2012 Woodstock - Richard Tyler Cass, 77, of Woodstock died Thursday, August 9, 2012 at University of Massachu-setts Memorial Hospital in Worcester. He married Jean (Fosberg) Cass February 29, 1964 in Hartford, CT. Richard was born February 18, 1935 in Albany, NY, son of the late Francis and Katharine (Holmes) Cass. His father died in WWII, and Richard was raised thereafter by his mother and Raymond Reeves. Richard served in the US Navy. After the Navy Richard worked as a Social Worker and Community Organizer. He took great pleasure in the company of people from all walks of life, and was a lifelong advocate for others. He worked in many communities; he loved both the inner city and the country. His experience included communities in Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Richard loved to sing, fish, play ice hockey, and was known for his humor and storytelling. He enjoyed the outdoors, the ocean, and music. After retirement, he served on the Board of Finance for Woodstock. Richard is survived by his wife Jean, daughters Eleanor Katharine Cass of Woodstock, CT, Sarah Rachel Desmond and her husband Edward Desmond of Boston, MA, a granddaughter Tara Rosamunde Cass of New Haven, CT, and a grandson Tyler John Desmond of Boston, MA. He was predeceased by a daughter Laura Virginia Cass in 1985 and a granddaughter Madeline Rose Desmond in 2012. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday August 26 at Christ Episcopal Church of Pomfret, 521 Pomfret Street (Route169), Pomfret, CT at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Christ Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in Richard's name to the , PO Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492. To share a memory with his family "Light a Candle" at www.smithandwalkerfh.com

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Aug. 12, 2012
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