William-Caskey, M.D.-Obituary

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William Brewster Caskey, M.D.

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Apr 30, 1939 – May 21, 2013


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Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors - Lawrenceville Obituary

William Brewster Caskey, M.D., 74, of Lawrenceville passed away suddenly on Tuesday May 21 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Son of the late Kenneth and Bernice Brewster Caskey, Dr. Caskey is survived by his wife Mary Louisa Barlen Caskey, his two children, Brian William Caskey and his wife Jennifer Becker Caskey and Kevin Barlen Caskey and his wife Tanya M. Caskey; his two grandchildren; his two sisters, Claire Krieg and her husband John and Bettie L. Krieg and her husband Robert and his brother- in-law, William H. Barlen.

Dr. Caskey was graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1962 with High Honors in Psychology. He received his medical degree in 1965 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City. He completed a rotating internship, residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism (diabetes) at Jefferson Medical College Hospital in Philadelphia by 1969.

Dr. Caskey was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and in endocrinology and metabolism. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Diabetes Association, the county and state medical societies, the American Medical Association, the Endocrine Society, the American Society of Clinical Endocrinologists, and was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology in 1994.

Dr. Caskey has been involved in the private practice of endocrinology, diabetes mellitus and internal medicine in Mercer County since 1969. He was currently associated with United Health Group.

He was associated with St. Francis Medical Center and served as the Chairman of Endocrinology from 1981 to 1983, Director of the Department of Medicine and Director of Internal Residency Program from 1981 to 1984. He served as President and CEO from 1983 to 1985 and Vice-President of Clinical Development from 1985 to 1990. He also served as President of IPA from 1986 to 1992 and was President of the Mercer County Medical Society in 2003 to 2004.

Dr. Caskey was instrumental in bringing the first catheterization laboratory to Mercer County at St. Francis Medical Center. He was also a champion for quality and safety especially in obstetrical services.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2 to 4 PM at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road (Route 206), Lawrenceville. Private family services with burial will take place in the Ewing Cemetery.

Public Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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The best all around person, Doctor, family member hands down! You'll be missed buddy.

Each night we shed a silent tear,
As we speak to you in prayer.
To let you know we love you,
And just how much we care.
Take our million teardrops,
Wrap them up in love,
Then ask the wind to carry them,
To you in heaven above.

I was so sorry to read that Dr.Caskey had passed away. He was my doctor for many years. He had a great bedside manner and was always so willing to listen to you. He once told me how his mother was studied Home Economics and how she would make all these great pies, especially the lemon meringue. then he said he couldn't believe that we all ate like that! I alwasy remember the sign he had taped to his door that you coudn't help but read when you walked out. it was something to the fact that...

I am so sad to hear of Dr. Caskey's passing. I was looking him up and found his obituary which has brought tears to my eyes. All these many years since I was his patient, I remember him as the best doctor in every way and I will forever be grateful to him for his superb care. He was my first endocrinologist and I learned so much from him about how to take care of my diabetes and also he gave me excellent career advice back when I was in high school. I will never forget him. I credit him...

Dr. Caskey was by far the BEST doctor I have ever been fortunate enough to be seen by. He was brilliant. He was kind. Please know that he was appreciated by many in Lancaster. He talked about his family and it was clear how much he loved them.

Dr. Caskey was an amazing provider and a pleasure to work with. He was full of knowledge and he has a great sense of humor. He will be deeply missed. I will miss his Halloween HAT and ties!

Bill was my friend for 60 years. A great person. My heartfelt sympathies to the family. I know you wil miss him so much.

Dr. Caskey played a pivital role in my family's health for well over 40 years. He was like a family friend to my dad, mom, aunt and myself. Even after not seeing Dr. Caskey for 20 years I can still recall his sound medical advice. He was a constant professional who kept up to date with new trends and concepts in medicine. Not only has your family lost a stellar individual, his patients and the medical field has lost one of the great ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very...