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Arthur Waldemar Caccia (1924 - 2013)

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Arthur Waldemar Caccia, 88, peacefully went to Heaven on Friday, July 12, 2013, at the N.C. Veterans Home in Salisbury, N.C. He was born on July 25, 1924, in Orange, N.J. And was the son of Ervin L. Waldemar and Louise Geserich Caccia. Survivors include two sons, Robert and his wife, Katharine and Howard and his wife, Diane; three daughters, Candie and her husband, Joseph Rudzinski, Susan Caccia, and Karen and her husband, Mark Ammons; a younger sister, Catherine Kaas of Pa.; 11 grandchildren, Michael and his wife, Eve, John and his wife, Chan Caccia, Joey Rudzinski, Bethany Rudzinski-Liles, James and his wife, Sandi Rudzinski, Kevin and his wife, Carla, David and Emily Caccia and Stephen, Christopher and Baily Ammons; seven great-grandchildren, Cameron, Bryan and Bella Caccia, Wally Kosol-Caccia, Claire and Maycie Rudzinski and Emmet Christopher-Strayhorn; a nephew, Rande Burton of Calif.; a niece, Diana Swinson of Del.; and several other nieces and nephews. Mr. Caccia was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years and his older brother, Robert Burton. Mr. Caccia served in the Army-Air Corp during WWII as a radio operator. He served in the Asian Theatre and was stationed in India and Burma. Upon returning home to N.J., he met and married the love of his life, Betty May Schultz, on Oct. 2, 1948. Together at their home in East Hanover, N.J., they raised five children. The couple also hosted students from Europe, South America, Mexico, and Japan who were attending colleges in the U.S. Mr. Caccia was the tax assessor for the townships of East Hanover and Denville in the 1960's and 70's. In 1974, Art and Betty moved to the Lake Norman area in N.C. where he continued his work as an assessor. In 1979, the couple moved to Lancaster where Art was the city tax assessor until his retirement in Jan. 1986. The couple then began their travels through all 50 states, Europe, Japan and the Caribbean. In his spare time, Art enjoyed painting, tending to his collection of orchids, and designing and making stained-glass windows and ornaments. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in the Christian Life Center at Mt. Pleasant UMC, 4136 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Sherrills Ford, NC. The family wishes to thank Libby Quinlan for her devoted care of Mr. Caccia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Randolph Co. Senior Adults Assn. Capital Campaign, P.O. Box 1852, Asheboro, N.C. 27204, or the donor's favorite charity. Condolences may be left at www.heritagefuneral.net. Heritage Funeral Home - Weddington Chapel cared for the Caccia family.
Published in The Lancaster News on July 24, 2013
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