Casey M. Schwartzmier

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Age 20


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Casey Marie Schwartzmier, 20, of Ross Township, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, accidental heroin overdose after a long brave battle with addiction. She was the daughter of Richard and Michelle (Waldorf) Schwartzmier; sister of Eric Schwartzmier; granddaughter of Mary (Planic) and the late...

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What a beautiful obituary for a beautiful girl. I, too, lost my handsome smart son to addiction when he was 46 to an accidental overdose of fentanyl, crystal meth, .
percocets. He was the love of my life, having him when I was only 20. I went through the ups and downs of having an addict for a child, and then getting the call from a police officer on November 7, 2012. To think I will never see him again, hug him again, hear his voice say, "HI Mom", again is at times...

Another beautiful gift sent to Heaven....

Hi....I just wanted to say that I'm very sorry for your loss.. I can feel your pain even though I've never met your daughter simply because I too have recently lost my 20 year old daughter in the same manner.... I pray that you are able to survive this tragedy. Who knows...Maybe Casey and Alysa are dancing in Heaven!!! Brenda

My condolences to you and your beautiful daughter. I lost my son to an accidental overdose in May of 2017. Thank you for sharing your story, I always question what I could have or should have done.

Sorry ,my daughter also relapsed ,left rehab out on streets ,whereabouts unknown we are raising our grandson ,very difficult,trying to find her in,Time,she lost custody, sorry for your loss ,our daughter also pretty white girl,we ask why everyday,God bless,,

I've posted here before, but I recieve notifications with each new entry in Casey's memory book.
I love to see the messages of hope and positivity that people leave for your family. In reading these messages it is clear that Casey's death is not in vain. It has created a dialogue for many, It has given people a voice and the courage to fight another day or to set their pride aside and ask for help. Thank you again for your honesty and for sharing Casey's life story with us.

As the mother of two children who struggle with addiction, and a facilitator of a support group for people with loved ones suffering with this vicious disease, I thank you with my whole heart for your extraordinary honesty and your selflessness in your time of grief!
God bless your precious daughter and may time and positive energy from those you have touched bring you some measure of comfort.

so very sorry on the loss of your beautiful daughter. God bless her and grant her eternal rest.

`I am so sorry for your loss. I am a drug/alcohol therapist and trainer, meaning I teach other d/a therapist, probation/parole officers, teachers, etc. It would be my pleasure and honor if I could use your "Honest Obit." in my counseling and trainings. So I am asking for permission to do so. If would help spread the devastation of addiction.

Thank you,

Bruce Schaffer

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