George Casseb
1924 - 2018
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February 29, 1924 - April 25, 2018
George Casseb, a lifetime resident of San Antonio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the age of 94, surrounded by his loving family.

George was born on Leap Day, February 29, 1924, in San Antonio, Texas to Solomon Nagem Casseb and Annie Marie Barberio Casseb. He was one of seven children.

After attending John B. Hood Elementary School and Washington Irving Middle School, George graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School at the age of 16 and then enrolled in St. Mary's University. During his 3rd year at St. Mary's University, he joined the United States Army Aviation Program. He completed studies at the University of Chicago Institute of Meteorology before being assigned to Army Air Fields in the United States, China, India and Burma Theater, serving as a meteorologist on flights to the front lines to deliver food and medicines. Following World War II and a promotion to Captain, the Air Force returned him to the University of Chicago where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Mathematics and Meteorology, and minoring in Physics and Chemistry.
He again served his country as a meteorologist during the Korean Conflict.

George received his Master's Degree from St. Mary's University and served on the school's faculty as a math professor. He then served as Assistant City Manager of San Antonio before entering the banking field in 1954. Starting as a bank cashier, he worked his way to being named president of West Side State Bank in San Antonio in 1962. He remained in that capacity until his retirement in 1992.

George served on the Board of Directors of the Guadalupe Community Center and the San Antonio River Authority. He was appointed to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Commission and to the Selective Service System Local Draft Board No. 7. He was a past president of the St. Mary's University Alumni Association and a grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 3211. He was also active in numerous civic and social organizations including the Club Sembradores de Amistad de San Antonio, the West Side Lions Club, the American Institute of Bankers' Association, the Italo-Americans Men's Club, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Bankers Association and the Kiwanis Club, receiving various honors from many of these organizations. He was a Director Emeritus of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and a former member of the San Antonio Country Club and the Argyle.

George met the love of his life, Constance Margaret Bertetti, at a dance held at the Olmos Dinner Club on the coldest night of the year 1949. They were married on May 27, 1950. They proceeded to have six children and the time of their lives!

George is survived by his wife of 67 years, Constance Margaret Bertetti Casseb; daughters, Margaret Ann Casseb and Joann Casseb Hinchey and her husband, William Hinchey, MD; sons, John Bertetti Casseb, Frank James Casseb and his wife, Liliana, and Edward Solomon Casseb and his wife, Bernadette; grandchildren, John W. Hinchey, MD, and his wife Christy, George Hinchey and his wife, Meredith, Carolyn Hinchey Shaw and her husband, Robert, Andrew Casseb, Campbell Casseb, Joseph Casseb, Nicholas Casseb, Liliana Casseb, and Leila Casseb; great grandchildren, Addie Hinchey, Bobby Shaw, Reeves Shaw and Liam Shaw. George is also survived by his brother, Joseph F. Casseb and his wife, Mary Louise; his sister-in-law, Eugenia Bertetti; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

George is preceded in death by his parents, Solomon and Annie Casseb; his sisters, Genevieve Cattan and Florence Casseb; his brothers, Judge Solomon Casseb, Jr., Frank Casseb and Paul E. Casseb; his son, George Andrew Casseb and his granddaughter, Francesca Alexandra Casseb.


APRIL 29, 2018
5:30 P.M.


APRIL 30, 2018
11:00 A.M.


Private graveside service for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the George and Constance Casseb Scholarship Fund, 6070 Babcock Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78240, or to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Lisa, Yvonne, Lilia, Elizabeth, Lupita, Maria, Bertha, and to Altus Hospice for their special and loving care. Further, the family would be remiss not to recognize and thank Karl Hempel, M.D. and Linda Richardson, RN for their care and devotion over the years.

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Published in San Antonio Express-News on Apr. 27, 2018.
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April 19, 2019
Mister Casseb was a true man leader,friend,strctly ethical and respectful. God keep you in eternal ife
Hector Trejo
April 30, 2018
I can't tell you how sad I was to hear the news. My deepest condolences to the Casseb family. May all your wonderful memories carry you through the difficult times. Many fond memories of Uncle George, especially the visits to West Side Bank. We thought we were important knowing the President. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Karen Smith Harris
April 29, 2018
Our deepest sympathy. May His peace surround and comfort everyone.
Paul & Jaydean Urban
April 28, 2018
My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Casseb family for the loss of a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and my Godfather...many fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Chris Smith
April 28, 2018
John and I send our sincere condolences. John's father, Frank Sardo always thought highly of George. May he be remembered fondly by all.

John and Mary
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April 28, 2018
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April 27, 2018
We always enjoyed seeing George. He always had a big smile to share, and frequently some sage advice as well. We will miss him. All of you are in our prayers.
Leighton and Linda Wier
April 27, 2018
Margaret Ann, my prayers and sympathy on the passing of your Dad. He was a gentleman. Please extend my condolences to your Mom. May he rest in peace.
Mike Davis
April 27, 2018
To the family of George Casseb: As per Bishop John W. Yanta: Nice, loving, and caring family George was a great man, great banker, and friend of mine, especially when I was at Sacred Heart Parish. May he rest in peace. My most sincere condolences and prayers to all the family. My medical condition prevents me from attending many funerals and rosaries. I will offer Mass here in my chapel for George.
Bishop Emeritus John W Yanta
April 27, 2018
So many memories of time shared, of friendship and loyalty.
A fond farewell to George, truly a noble gentleman.
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Tucker Burns
April 27, 2018
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April 27, 2018
Joe Ernest & Susan Barberio
April 27, 2018
Dearest Casseb family,
Our sincerest and deepest sympathy to your great family. There is no one who could walk in your father's shoes, have his polished manners or his humor. He was the kindest man my family knew. He will certainly be missed but not forgotten. Much love Claire Rubiola Steves and Charles Rubiola, Jr.
Claire Steves
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April 26, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the Casseb family. What a great man. Pamela and Michael Gabriel Craig
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