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Bernardo E. Casas peacefully passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Born in Havana, Cuba on November 26, 1926, he was the son of the late Bernardo and Noemi (Tabares) Casas.
Mr. Casas and his family fled Cuba in December, 1960, first settled in New York City, and made Delaware their home in 1967. He was a very active member of the Cuban-American community. Mr. Casas worked diligently to build a new life in the United States and proudly achieved citizenship in 1968. He was employed as an accountant with the City of Newark and retired in 1993.
Mr. Casas attended Holy Angels and St. John the Beloved Churches. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, enjoyed oil painting, and was an avid guitar player, as well as a talented organist. He enjoyed traveling, and was fortunate to have visited many diverse destinations with his wife.
His beloved wife, Sylvia (Fernandez) Casas, passed away on August 31, 2008. He was also predeceased by his sister, Eva Gaige.
A devoted father and grandfather, he will be dearly missed by his daughter, Vivian Reagan; his grandchildren, Amanda Barnwell, Megan Barnwell and Brady Reagan. He is also survived by his niece, Deanna Gaige.
Family and friends are invited to visit at Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00-9:45AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Casas may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org).
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105