Roger P. Casseday
1925 - 2019
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Roger P. Casseday, 94, of Newbury, Ohio passed away peacefully on July 29, 2019 at University Hospitals in Cleveland after a tragic fall three days prior. He was born on March 28, 1925 in Terra Alta, West Virginia.Roger served three years in the World War II Combat Seabees and spent much of his duty in the Pacific Theater fighting in two invasions including the islands of Tinian and Saipan.After the war, Roger was offered a job in San Diego driving heavy construction equipment, but chose instead to return home to Terra Alta and attend West Virginia University. After graduating, Roger taught and coached in Terra Alta and Woodstock, Virginia before accepting an offer at Newbury High School in 1957, where he was a long time teacher and coach before retiring in 1982. He later was inducted into Newbury’s first Athletic Hall of Fame class in 2002.Besides his love of sports, Roger collected coins, stamps, and political buttons. He loved to travel to such places as the Hearst Castle at San Simeon in California, Thomas Jefferson’s home in Monticello, or Washington DC to the National Seabee Monument, not far from where his parents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Roger also traveled extensively in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.He was part of America’s greatest generation, married to his surviving wife Lou (Gibson) for 70 years; daughters, Connie (Peter) Badour and Terry Carver; sons, Daniel (Lyn), Randy (Nam Sook), and Patrick (Christine); grandchildren, Natalie (Ryan) McMullin, Stephanie Badour, Adam (Jen) Holcombe, Ben (Roxanne) Holcombe, Lee (Becca) Casseday, Inshim Casseday, Injung (Anthony) Lifrieri, Charlie, Paul, and Freddy Casseday, along with 8 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ercil and Hilda Casseday; sister, Eugenia; brother, Ercil Jr.; and grandson, Joey Casseday.The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Newbury United Community Church, 14916 Auburn Road on Friday, August 2, 2019. Celebration of Life Service will be held at Newbury United Community Church at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Newbury United Community Church, P.O. Box 308, Newbury, Ohio 44065, where Roger served as an usher for 50 years.Arrangements entrusted to the Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chardon, Ohio. Information and condolences online at

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Published in News-Herald from Jul. 30 to Aug. 1, 2019.
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August 11, 2019
Mrs. Casseday and family,
Very sorry to hear of Mr. Casseday's recent passing from a tragic accident. As he was a friend of my parents, especially Mom, we are mourning your loss and our loss of an awesome and respected teacher, coach, friend and role mentor. God bless Mr. Casseday's soul and help you all to cope with your sorrow May you enjoy the 50+ years of family memories.
Marcia Munn Kukral, Jeffrey Munn, Gregory Munn
Plymouth, MN. and Newbury, Ohio
August 5, 2019
My husband Robert always spoke highly of Mr. Casseday as a teacher, coach and friend. My condolences to the family.
Barbara Rasmussen
July 31, 2019
All of our heartfelt condolences. Larry and I feel it was an honor to have had Roger as our government teacher in highschool! I'm sure he will be greatly missed!
Larry and Mary Lou Stilke
July 30, 2019
Thinking of you at this sad time. It was nice to meet Roger and Lou in Kingwood a couple years ago. Jim always kept me in the loop after his weekly phone calls. I send my sympathy and love. Know you will all miss him.
Barbara Graven
July 30, 2019
Roger "Ace" Casseday -- A true gentleman, friend,teacher,coach, and most assuredly one of the good guys! It was a pleasure and an honor to have known you!
john bond
July 30, 2019
July 30, 2019
Mr. Casseday was a wonderful history and government teacher. I will always cherish the name Miss Williams and PattyLauraDeniseMichelle. He couldn't call my name without going through my sisters' names first. RIP sir!
Michelle Williams-Dorazio
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