The Honorable Patrick Casey, 85, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his home in Lewisburg.
Pat is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Bobbie Lee; children, Timothy (Marey), John (Romayne), Mary, Bobbie (David), Tom (Elaine), Terence (Isela), Rose (Doug) and Patricia (Sean); sister, Marie Hudnall; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Faye Casey and brothers, John and George Casey.
He was born and reared in Marmet. After graduating from Charleston Catholic High School in 1948, he attended and graduated from Morris Harvey College in 1952 and the WVU College of Law in 1955. He served the people of Kanawha County for more than thirty years as an assistant prosecutor, as the prosecuting attorney, and as a circuit court judge until his retirement in late 1992. Most of his retirement years were spent at his Monroe County farm.
Pat was a member of Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral and St. Catherine of Sienna Parish, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be remembered for his love of family, fun-loving spirit, story-telling and generosity. Of his many memorable quotes, two favorites are “never pass up a chance to give, for it may be your last opportunity” and “it doesn’t cost you anything to be nice”.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Wednesday, March 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral in Charleston. A private burial will follow later at Second Creek. A second memorial mass is planned for Sunday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Ronceverte. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to HospiceCare, Inc., 1265 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Pat was “sweetheart” to his wife, “daddy” to his children, “papaw” to his grandchildren and friend to all.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.