Lewis R. Casper Jr.
Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home - Erie
5000 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA
Lewis R. Casper, Jr., 85, of Erie, died Tuesday evening, March 15, 2011, at St. Vincent Health Center following a lengthy illness. A resident of Erie most of his life he was born in Renovo, Pa. on November 12, 1925, a son of the late Lewis R. Sr. and Madaline Conway Casper. Lewis graduated from Renovo High School and was a veteran of World War II having served in General Patton's 3rd Army and took part in the Battle of the Bulge and the fall of the Remagan Bridge. Following his discharge he moved to Erie. He worked for I.D. Jackson and Son's Food Distributors for 30 years and went on to work for G.E. until his retirement. Following retirement he worked for his son in law at Schwindt Bros. Landscaping and at High Pressure Equipement Co.. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Past Commander of American Legion Post 771. He was an avid hunter and loved sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved son, Lewis Casper III; two sisters, Joyce Eschenbach and Frances Storeman; and four brothers, Jerome Casper in infancy, and Charles, Gerald, and Stanley Casper. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lois Watcherson Casper; one daughter, Judy Schwindt and her husband, Patrick, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Hank Casper of Erie; four sisters, Rosealine Hritzko of Renovo, Pa., Doris Shank of Renovo, Pa., Janet Knauff and her husband Calvin of Farwell, Pa., and Elsie Peters and her husband Bill of Lock Haven, Pa.; three grandchildren, Heidi Kipp and her husband, Heath, Gretchen Schwindt, and Patrick Schwindt, Jr. and his wife, Julie; and five great-grandchildren, Jordan and Riley Kipp, and Lukas, Gabriel, and Grace Schwindt. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Road, on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and are invited to services there on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation of Western PA, 100 West Station Square, Suite 1950, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219 or the Regional Cancer Center, 2500 West 12th St., Erie, 16505.

Published by Erie Times-News on Mar. 17, 2011.
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To the family of Lew casper our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you especially at this time, Judy we are very sorry that you have lost your dad, and will remember him as a very gentle hard working person that had a smile that could light up the room. You and Pat will be in our thoughts and prayers, Dave,Sandi Schick and Family.
March 23, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Lewis. As he was a good man with a big heart. It saddens me to live so far away and my health isn't the greatest. Although, the family is in my thought and prayers. Uncle Lew was a big infulence on my life growing up and will always hold a special place in my heart.
With Deepest Sympathy and Regret,
Richard Storeman and Family
Richard Storeman
March 18, 2011
Dear Pat & Judy, We are so very sorry for the loss of your father. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts.
Bill&Cynthia Morschhauser
March 17, 2011
Lois and Family Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. Lewis was always a pleasant gentleman and patient. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Take Care and God Bless. Mark Masteller, DO and Bev, Patty and Staff
McClelland Family Practice
March 17, 2011
We are so sorry to read about the passing of a kind and gentle man. We had the highest regard for him, and remember sharing many good times with him the farm.
He had a quiet way, but was always around give a helping hand. Our sincerest sympathy to the family.
Gail & Manoucher Tavana
March 17, 2011
Judy, I am saddened to read of your father's death. My love and thoughts are with you and the rest of the family.
Christine Bubeck
March 17, 2011
Judy, Just read about your father passing away. Lou was a great person and we will always remember him. Jean and I send our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Andrew & Jean DeDad
March 17, 2011
Hank, I so sorry for the loss of your dad..Keeping you and your family in my prayers! Lana (Wilcox) Lupp
March 17, 2011
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