JOHN "JACK" CASAZZA

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CASAZZA John Casazza "Jack" An internationally renowned electrical engineer and educator died on January 9, 2019. His career spanned more than 60 years. He was married to his wife Madeline for 65 years. She predeceased him in 2014. He is survived by his son, John Anthony Casazza; his daughter, Joan Fram; granddaughter Alison Fram; granddaughter Lauren Nguyen, her husband Hoang Nguyen; and great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Joseph Nguyen. Jack Casazza made outstanding contributions to the development and utilization of the electric power transmission systems throughout the world. He was the former president of the American Education Institute, a not-for-profit organization that he founded, dedicated to providing the education needed in setting electric power policy. He founded Power Engineers Supporting Truth and was also the former Director for the Georgia Systems Operation Corporation, and a former member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Electric Reliability Council. From 1979 until 1997, he also served as Chairman of the Board of CSA Energy Consultants. Before forming CSA, he was Vice President of Planning and Research for both the electric and gas systems of the Public Service Electric and Gas Company where he had been employed since 1946. Mr. Casazza was a former member of the Energy Engineering Board of the National Research Council in Washington, DC. He also was a member of committees of the U.S. Energy Association, Edison Electric Institute, CIGRE, the Electric Power Research Institute, The New Jersey Governor's Advisory Panel on Solar Energy, the New Jersey Advisory Panel on Cogeneration, The New Jersey Energy Research Institute, the North American Electric Reliability Council, and the USA/USSR Joint Commission on Scientific and Technical Cooperation. He was responsible for consulting projects in South America, Asia, Africa, Canada, Australia and Europe. Mr. Casazza was educated at the Cooper Union School of Engineering in New York and received his B.E.E. from Cornell University. He served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1945. Mr. Casazza was the recipient of special citations from CIGRE and IEEE. He was awarded the Philip Sporn Award for his career contributions. An IEEE Life Fellow, he was awarded the 1990 IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award. It was stated, "More than to any other man, the electric consumers of this country owe a debt for showing the way to use the transmission returns to the best effect." He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He was also the author of more than 70 publications and six books. Friends will be received at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home on January 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on January 17, 2019 at Nativity Catholic Church in Burke, VA at 10 a.m.Friends will be received at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home on January 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on January 17, 2019 at Nativity Catholic Church in Burke, VA at 10 a.m.
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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 14, 2019
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