Ronald "Ron, Coach" I. Casse, Sr., age 51, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. Beloved husband of Beryl Colombo Casse. Loving father of Ronald I. Casse, Jr., Jeremy A. Roach, Joshua H. Roach, Robert M. Casse and Richard J. Casse. Also survived by his siblings Rebecca Casse, Richard Casse, his sister in-laws Liz Hewlitt Casse, Pamela D. Casse and niece Lorin Casse, also brother in-law to Vicki and Dave Brubaker, Jo and George Vallery, Odette and Ralph Griffin and other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Robert H. Casse, Jr., Vivian Albeanese Casse and his brother Robert H. Casse, III. Coach Ron was an avid LSU fan and expressed his passion for sports on the fields of Jefferson Playground for many many years. Ronald was also affectionately known as Pops and lived his life for his boys. Every Mardi Gras season was an opportunity for Ronald to spend time with his family and friends. True to his jovial personality he was co-founders of the marching group "Del-A-Who?" of the Irish/Italian parade and a past member of Endymion. As he never met a stranger, he will be sadly missed by all. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd. Metairie on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm. Visitation from 1:00 pm until time of service. Condolences may be offered at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Apr. 9 to Apr. 12, 2014