David Brian Casey
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David Brian Casey, a Nevada Air Guard Col. (Retired) and American Airlines pilot departed to his last duty station, on January 14, 2014.
Born in Seattle, WA on June 10, 1950. He earned his BA from Loyola University in 1972 and his MBA while he was stationed abroad with the USAF.
He joined the U. S. Air Force in 1972. Casey was active in the Nevada Air National Guard for 30 years, flying f-4 Phantoms and C-130 cargo planes. Casey Flew in Desert Storm Gulf War in 1991. Casey flew in 26 combat missions where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three air medals for his service. Casey also served as a test pilot for Learfan Jets in Sparks, NV in 1981-82.
After retirement from the Nevada Air Guard Dave lived in Avila Beach CA and the San Juan Islands.
Casey leaves behind four children, Mike Casey, Colleen Sullivan, Tim Casey, Ryan Casey, two Grandchildren and the mother of his three adult children, Kit Casey, all of whom reside in California.
Casey's siblings in the San Diego area include Barbara Casey, Maureen Mason, Carol Hardy, Margaret Garofalo and Bernard Casey and multiple nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Dave.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Feb. 2, 2014