Donald W. Casey 1926 - 2021
MOHAWK - Mr. Donald W. Casey, 95, of Mohawk, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 29, 2021, with his loving family by his side.
He was born on April 23, 1926, in Mohawk, the son of the late Alfred and Mabel (Willson) Casey and he graduated from Mohawk Schools. Don served in the US Navy during World War II and was stationed aboard the USS Riverside. On September 16, 1972, he married the former Margaret Black Drumm in Vernon. He was employed as a Crane Operator with Central Steel Erecting Company, Chadwicks, for 36 years.
Don was a 70 year member of the Mohawk American Legion and was a member and past Chief of the Mohawk Exempt Firemen.
Don is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret; two sons, David Drumm and his wife, Claudia, of San Antonio, TX and Jack Drumm and his companion, Anne Smullons, of Cooperstown; three daughters, Jackie Murphy, of Mohawk, Judy Nudo and her husband, William, of Herkimer and Jan Nudo and her husband, Robert, of Ganesvoort; a daughter-in-law, Theresa Casey, of Mohawk; as well as several grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by one son, Donald Casey; a daughter, Diane Drumm; two brothers, Robert Casey and Jack and his wife, Mary Casey; and a sister, Barbara and her husband, Francis Shields.
A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 1:30 PM in Mohawk Cemetery Annex with Chaplain Ken Palmer and Jim Walczak, officiating. In keeping with Don's wishes, there will be no public calling hours.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St., Ilion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MOVAC, Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps, Inc., 15 NY-5S, Mohawk, NY 13407 or Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.
To leave condolences for Don's family, please visit www.whiter-hendrix.com
Published by Times Telegram from Jul. 30 to Aug. 2, 2021.