Devon Cassiday

Devon R. Cassiday

1926 - 2022

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Obituary of Devon R. Cassiday

On January 6, 2022, Devon R Cassiday left this physical world and peacefully entered the eternal realm of his loving Savior.

            Devon was born November 15, 1926 in Wabash, Indiana.

            Devon served in the United States Navy from January 1945 until his discharge in August 1946. Devon was a WWII veteran having served in the Pacific Theater as an Electricians Mate 3rd Class, aboard the USS ARD 27, a floating dry dock stationed off Okinawa. After the end of hostilities he spent free time ashore exploring various caves on the island, unaware that some enemy combatants may have refused to surrender. He liked to tell that upon returning to the States, his ship lost power and passed beneath the Golden Gate Bridge sideways.

            After the war Devon came to Michigan to attend Central Michigan University in Mt Pleasant. It was during this time that he met the love of his life, Dorothy Wallace. They were married in August, 1952.

            Devon went on to complete a BA in Secondary Education, and later an MA, teaching high school biology for 32 years in Oscoda, Michigan.

             Devon built 3 family houses from the ground up as well as many ambitious home renovations for himself and all of his children. He was a skilled woodworker and craftsman.

            Devon and Dorothy had 4 children and all are surviving: Alan (Laura) Cassiday of Holland, MI, Linda (Mike) Leisher of Titusville, PA, Gary (Kileen) Cassiday of Tallahassee, FL, and Lois (Bill) Basinger of Martinsville, IN. He is survived by 2 brothers, Dean (Phyllis) Cassiday of Liberty Center, IN and Leo (Mila) Cassiday of Wabash, IN. Additionally Devon enjoyed 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

             He was preceded in death by “His Gal” Dorothy in May 2019. In addition a brother Arlie and sister Jesse preceded him in death. Devon’s earthly remains will be laid to rest beside Dorothy at Calvary Baptist Church in Mikado, Michigan on May 14, 2022.